[amsat-bb] Re: driveway WAS AO-51
John W Lee
k6yk at juno.com
Thu Dec 13 19:51:25 PST 2007
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.
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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