k9qho6762 at sbcglobal.net
Mon Aug 11 14:44:45 PDT 2008
I did get two good descending passes today at 14:16 and 15:51 UTC.
The 14:16 UTC pass was at 10 degrees maximum elevation and I was able to hear myself through the transponder satisfactory. My antennas are only 2.4 meters above ground so reception is blocked by buildings and trees. The pass was good enough for a QSO on CW.
On the 15:51 UTC pass, I could hear the 200 mW transponder from just after AOS to about 3 degrees from LOS. When Delfi was above the ground objects, I could reduce my output to 2 watts and still return an excellent signal from Delfi
Down link antenna is 14 ele. KLM LHCP
Up link antenna is 11 turn helix RHCP
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