[amsat-bb] An Observation.
John W Lee
k6yk at juno.com
Wed Jun 18 15:15:33 PDT 2008
AMEN AGAIN !
My first attempts at Oscar 10 were with:
Transmitter: Heathkit HW-24 FM rig, keying on CW (10 watts), 7 element
vertical polarized yagi, no elevation.
Receiver: Yaesu FT-221R no preamp, 12 element yagi horizontal polarized,
Many contacts made. Subsequent improvements made things better for sure.
On Wed, 18 Jun 2008 18:49:16 +0200 John Hackett
<archie.hackett at hotmail.com> writes:
> An interesting post on the Amsat-BB from KC6UQH - whom stated ...
> and I tend to agree ... HEO's are generally *EASIER* to work than
> That one needs expensive equipment to work an HEO is a myth that is
> simply *NOT* true. - (try telling GM1SXX it's expensive) - it's his
> pet niggle.
> Personally, I've worked the world on HEO's using an FT-290 and an
> FT-790, both of which are 20 years old and purchased used on Ebay -
> neither rig has bells and whistles, no automatic doppler tuning and
> no computer interface. I used an El Cheapo Japanese azimuthal TV
> rotor, fixed elevation and a maximum EIRP of 25 watts ... yes !!! -
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