[amsat-bb] Re: IC-W2A as sat rig?

John Mock KD6PAG kd6pag at amsat.org
Tue Jul 8 07:07:37 PDT 2008

> I tried this rig (IC-W2A) out tonight on AO-51 and it seemed deaf.  I
> had a very good pass right over my head, but I could barely hear the
> bird.  My IC-32AT with the same antenna setup works FB (Arrow
> Antenna).  Anyone else used the W2A and found that it was lacking in
> the sensitivity dept.?

I used the W2A on AO-27 (which is harder to hear) for several years and
it worked just fine.  An Arrow should be good (and is comparable to what
i used).  I wonder what was going one...
		      -- KD6PAG  (Networking Old-Timer, Satellite QRPer)

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