[amsat-bb] Re: AO-16 over West Malaysia

Tony Langdon vk3jed at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 11:50:07 PST 2008

At 01:41 AM 1/30/2008, Robert Bruninga wrote:
> > Surprisingly this bird hears very well.
> > About 30 watts of uplink  power into
> > 2x10 elements horizontally polarized
> > stacked yagi for 2M was about enough.
>Hummh... About 2100 Watts EIRP.  Yep, it should hear that

Considering I used to run between 0.1% and 0.01% of that into UO-14... ;)

>Though in the western pacific, this is understandable to get
>over all the terestrial QRM from unlicensed operations on 2

Indeed.  From Malaysia, I'm surprised the bird was useable at 
all.  Usually, when the FM birds are over that part of the world, 
they're unusable.  The main culprit appears to be long range cordless 
phones in nearby countries, going from the way the conversations sound.

73 de VK3JED

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