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

Sion Chow Q. C. (9W2QC) 9w2qc at 9w2qc.net
Thu Jan 31 08:42:38 PST 2008

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Bruninga [mailto:bruninga at usna.edu] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 10:41 PM
To: 9w2qc at 9w2qc.net; amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] AO-16 over West Malaysia

>> 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

Not that much... Probably only half of this as the antenna only has a gain
of 13.8 dbi.

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

Exactly to the point.  At times, these unlicensed operations simple override
our signal, if low TX power is used.  Its much more easier on 435 MHz or
1268 MHz here, where some 10-15 watts of TX power is more than sufficient.

Sion Chow Q. C.,

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