[amsat-bb] Re: AO-7 Mode A Antenna?

Jim Leder k8cxm at fuse.net
Sun Dec 7 14:14:57 PST 2008

Hi Sebastian,
 I do a little operating on AO7 mode A, and find it depends. I have 3 usable 
antennas that work OK on 10: an R5 vertical, a 10M dipole and a 160M 
inverted L. Usually the L is best on receive, followed by the dipole and the 
R5 is last. However, for whatever reason, sometimes the order is reversed. 
As Tim said, even a simple longwire can work just fine.

     Jim Bob Buckeye
  **** Jim Leder****
    K8CXM since 1961
 IBM retiree since 1999

There are 10 types of people in this world -- those who understand binary
and those who don't.

 ----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sebastian" <w4as at bellsouth.net>
To: "AMSAT BB" <AMSAT-BB at amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 07, 2008 3:14 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-7 Mode A Antenna?

>I have a Yaesu FT-847 which is dedicated for satellite work, so I
> don't have any HF antennas connected to it.
> I'd like to know from those on the group who are (were) using AO-7
> Mode A (10 meter receive), what type of antenna you are using?
> I really don't want to get a directional antenna for several reasons.
> Also, is it possible to receive Mode A without the use of an external
> preamp?
> 73 de W4AS
> Sebastian
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