[amsat-bb] AO-51 mode L/U
almetco at comcast.net
Tue Nov 25 18:37:35 PST 2008
I heard a few passes of AO-51 in L/U mode. Most stations came in strong. I tried to get into the bird using about 8 watts out into a 23cm horizontal yagi on an elevation rotor. It was to no avail, though the bird was at 50 degree's and higher. I am working on a CP antenna for mode L.
Can those that worked this mode give me an idea of wattage, EIRP or antenna for Mode L that you are using. I was sure 7-10 watts would do from the Icom 910. However, it may have been the yagi and the lack of CP.
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