[amsat-bb] Re: "Flea Power" follow up...Part 2
n3tl at bellsouth.net
Thu Oct 16 09:33:33 PDT 2008
Hey John and all.
Congrats on your contacts last night! Best of luck with 100 mW tonight.
I'm writing to offer some numbers in support of the following suggestion - "flea power" isn't ONLY for AO-51's "QRP pair."
To date, I have made 57 contacts running 50 mW rf out, and 24 contacts running 300 mW rf out. Only 27 of those those contacts - exactly 1/3 - occurred when I was working AO-51 on 144.880 up and 435.150 +/- down. The other 2/3 occurred on AO-27 (when it was still operating), SO-50, and AO-51 when I was working 145.920 up and 435.300 down.
Here are the numbers in more detail:
Contacts on .05-watt rf out:
AO-51 (145.920/435.300) - 20
AO-51 (145.880/435.150) - 11
AO-27 - 13
SO-50 - 11
Contacts on .3-watt rf out:
AO-51 (145.920/435.300) - 6
AO-51 (145.880/435.150) - 16
AO-27 - 2
SO-50 - 0
Eleven of those 16 contacts noted just above on 145.880/435.150 occurred last weekend, as posted here earlier. So, this time last week, I actually had made more contacts on AO-51's regular frequency pair than on the QRP pair when running .3-watt rf out.
73 to all,
Tim - N3TL
AMSAT Member No. 36820
Athens, Ga. - EM84ha
-------------- Original message from "John Marranca, Jr" <KB2HSH at amsat.org>: --------------
> Good Evening everyone....nice to take a break from politics, etc.
> On tonight's AO-51 QRP pass at 2330z pass, I was using my ever-faithful Icom
> 2AT as an uplink. At 1 watt, I was pretty amazed at how good it sounded in
> the downlink...and was able to work Drew, KO4MA, Dave, VP9/G1OCN in
> Bermuda, and Paul, N2BX.
> Tomorrow night's pass I'll be trying the low power setting: 100mW.
> 73 de John KB2HSH
> John Marranca, Jr
> PBX Technician/Shop Steward CWA Local 1122
> BN Systems, Inc
> Orchard Park, NY
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