[amsat-bb] AO-51 mode LU - nice signals

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 22 21:47:36 PDT 2007

Hi folks,

Nice signals on AO-51 this evening's two passes, and one pass last night.  
Finally had some activity on the bird tonight.  Thanks to K7WIN, WA6FWF for 
the chats, and N8BBQ for the really quick contact before we lost it.

I've confirmed that the 18T helix that I created a while back is working 
fine, at least as good as the temporary quagi I used back on Field Day.  You 
don't need a whole lot of power or antenna to work this mode.  in fact, I 
was able to work down to about 4.5 degrees before losing contact, as the 
satellite set in the only direction that I don't have a wall of trees to 
shoot through.  Trees aren't as bad on 23 cm as they are on 13cm, but they 
are definitely a factor.

I'll try to be on again tomorrow evening, depending on other obligations.

Greg  KO6TH

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