[amsat-bb] Re: WD9EWK's first non-FM satellite QSOs today!
n3tl at bellsouth.net
Sun Aug 10 13:31:58 PDT 2008
I'm using a VX-7R to run 5 watts QRO. It's a great little radio, and the Arrow antenna is way cool.
-------------- Original message from Clint Bradford <clintbrad4d at earthlink.net>: --------------
> > After months of trying to make a portable station that would
> > allow me to work the SSB/CW satellites (first with an FT-817ND
> > and AOR AR8200Mk2B wide-band receiver, then later with two
> > FT-817NDs, all using my Arrow Antennas handheld Yagi), I finally
> > made everything work...
> Your attitude and enthusiasm continue to amaze me, Patrick - Great work!
> I demo'd AO-51 yesterday morning before a club meeting of 63 folks.
> From Tarzana, CA we talked to Tennessee, West Texas, and, lo and
> behold, Athens, Georgia's own N3TL came through. It was a 4.1 degree
> of elevation pass for him. Let me repeat that, in case you thought
> there was a typo: FOUR POINT ONE DEGREES OF ELEVATION for Tim in
> Georgia. But he was cheating: he was using a full five Watts output on
> his Yaesu FT-60. I refuse to use high power during my demos...(grin)
> And so it goes....
> Clint, K6LCS
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