[amsat-bb] Re: VO-52 underused bird
John W Lee
k6yk at juno.com
Thu Oct 26 12:53:56 PDT 2006
And turn off the P.L.
It makes it sound awful on CW.
I started out on Mode A with a Regency HR-2B
with one crystal, keying the thing on CW and it
worked great. 15 watts did the trick. Made hundreds
of QSO's until I got a better rig.
What got me started (this was in about 1974) was
the local folks talking about OSCAR on the 2 meter repeater
all the time. SO one day I tried just keying the mike and seeing
if I could actually hear my own signal.. Lo and behold... it was
there! The rest is history...
I did the same with Oscar 10, using my old Heathkit HW-24, with only
10 watts and a 7 element beam I could actually hear myself coming back
on the downlink! The CW signal was awful but I managed to work
about 10 stations. So again, a better UHF radio and I was in business!
On Wed, 25 Oct 2006 21:35:34 -0600 James Duffey <JamesDuffey at comcast.net>
> Key the PTT line of your UHF FM transmitter for a CW uplink. Turn the
> mic gain down or remove the mike all together.
> It will chirp a bit, but it can be copied.
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