[amsat-bb] Re: Eagle U/V modes
rwmcgwier at comcast.net
Tue Oct 10 23:33:36 PDT 2006
Both P3E and Eagle will have 50w class amplifiers on V band. This will
be loud. The 50w amplifier for S band with a 4 vacuum dielectric patch
array delivering 14 dBi will be loud on Eagle. I am uncertain what the
plans are for P3E on the amplifier but the usual antenna is a Helix.
The new DL site will have details probably.
sco at sco-inc.com wrote:
> I used my 8-9 ft U Band M2 crossed Yagi on AO-40 with my S Band dish
> and downconverter with no problem. I plan to operate my 8-9 ft m2
> crossed yagis on P3E and Eagle.
> Les W4SCO
>> 2. What I thought I heard at the Symposium was that we wouldn't need such a
>> massive station to work Eagle's traditional UV transponder. While I expect
>> there were many such "baseline" stations in existence around the planet, I
>> wonder how many are still operational after years of no HEO UV birds and all
>> the affects of weather? Then there are those of us who cannot put such a
>> station on the air, lacking the space and/or neighborhood setting (cc&r) to
>> do so. I managed a few contacts on AO-10 and one on AO-13 with my 8 footer,
>> under unusually good conditions, but they were an ear strain. I had planned
>> to need to go to LS on Echo until the Symposium convinced me that I'd be
>> fine on UV. Do I need to re-think that?
>> Thanks to all the presenters at the Symposium. Great event!
>> Greg KO6TH
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