[amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 - After the Change

Glenn AA5PK aa5pk at suddenlink.net
Sun Dec 6 19:02:49 PST 2009

I think the handheld ops have less trouble with the polarity switching because tend to compensate more quickly with a twist 
of the wrist.

At higher elevations, the fades are hardly noticeable here.  At low elevations, the drop outs are similar to SO-50.  It makes 
me wish I did have polarity switching.

Glenn AA5PK
DM91 - San Angelo, TX

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Clint Bradford" <clintbrad4d at earthlink.net>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 06, 2009 7:59 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-51 - After the Change

>I thought I read we were supposed to experience degraded performance
> from AO-51 since last week's re-orientation of the bird.
> I just worked the 5:04PM Pacific Standard Time / 01:04 GMT pass from
> DM03. Worked three countries along the West Coast, in addition to
> working Texas to the East. Elaborate station equipment involved ...
> -handheld radio at 2.0W
> -handheld dual-band Yagi
> Performance seems just fine out here, folks!
> Clint Bradford, K6LCS
> http://www.work-sat.com
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