[amsat-bb] Re: 25 watt Moonbounce

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Tue Jan 29 21:28:59 PST 2008

On Jan 28, 2008, at 2:14 AM, Trevor wrote:

> The story in the UK Scarborough Evening News about Angus Young M0IKB  
> achieving
> Moonbounce with just 25 watts is a good illustration of the huge  
> advances
> Amateurs have made in Moonbounce techniques over recent years. Not  
> long ago it
> would have taken over 400 watts to achieve it.

Now now, we all know here that ERP is what counts... 25W into a  
massive array is still a massive RF signal.

This article is the typical watered-down type of thing you see in the  
press that doesn't have enough detail to really decide if they have an  
impressive accomplishment, or just someone pushing low power into an 8  
antenna yagi array.

All it does is make us all wonder who and how even more... but I doubt  
you'll get many oohs and ahhs from this crowd until we see "the rest  
of the story"...

Tell me he did it with 25W into a vertical, I'll be impressed... REAL  
impressed.  Then I'll be wondering how many stories high the vertical  
was, and how low to the horizon the moon was.  (GRIN)

Nate Duehr, WY0X
nate at natetech.com

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