[amsat-bb] Re: driveway WAS AO-51

John W Lee k6yk at juno.com
Thu Dec 13 19:51:25 PST 2007

Hi Bob, 
Well,  a  preamp sure helps a lot no matter what antenna you have. 
I always use a preamp when operating portable with the Arrow. 
That way you can hear the distant passes, as well as being able to 
hear the bird from horizon to horizon with a decent signal. 

Couple of examples: 
46 states, 164 grids operating portable from Alabama in about 3 weeks.
28 states, 60 grids operating portable from New Mexico in 1 week.
27 states, 60 grids operating portable from Maryland in 1 week.
With an HT, Arrow, ARR preamp.

The way things are going, you'll probably get WAS on FM 
long before we get another HEO. It's been a LONG wait. 

John, K6YK

On Thu, 13 Dec 2007 14:23:26 -0800 Mark VandeWettering
<mvandewettering at gmail.com> writes:
> w7lrd at comcast.net wrote:
> > Hello
> > I have set a new goal to accomplish.  I recently received an Arrow 
> antenna.  So armed with my IC-W32A I'm going to work WAS from my 
> driveway.  Is a preamp needed for my configuration?  Should you hear 
> me give me a call.  I'm running out of things to do while waiting 
> for the next HEO.
> > 73 Bob W7LRD
> > Seattle

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