[amsat-bb] Re: IC-W2A as sat rig?
christopher.maness at gmail.com
Tue Jul 8 17:05:02 PDT 2008
On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 5:02 PM, Chris Maness <chris at chrismaness.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 7:07 AM, John Mock KD6PAG <kd6pag at amsat.org> wrote:
>> > 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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> I just did an A/B test with the W2A and my 32AT on AO-27. The 32 rocked,
and the W2A could not even pick up the down link on the same antenna. It
seems to work fine on the repeaters. I am wondering if it needs an
alignment on the front end to pick up the down link. I did notice that are
some pots/variable caps on the sides of the band units in the W2A hopefully
an adjustment would get it working on the sats.
Chris KQ6UP DM-13
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