[amsat-bb] Re: A-51 V/S Trans Atlantic QSO

Graham Shirville g.shirville at btinternet.com
Fri Jan 9 05:03:20 PST 2009

Hi David,

Nothing terribly special!

IC910 barefoot

WIMO  circular polarised VHF and UHF crossed quad antennas (10dBd and 12 dBd 
respectively), the famous G3RUH 600mm/2 foot dish and patchfeed with a Kuhne 
DB6NT preamp at the feed (left over from AO40 days - sigh). They are all at 
about 40 feet and at low elevations are looking through/around some big tree 
trunks but 290 az is about my clearest direction.

My elevation was around 3 degrees and antennas and tuning was being done by 
hand (nothing was changing very quickly by that stage of the pass).

The .880 uplink sounded nice and clear at the time.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Barber" <david.barber at dbelectronics.co.uk>
To: "'amsat-bb'" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Cc: "'Clare Fowler'" <lcfowler at magma.ca>; "'Graham Shirville'" 
<g.shirville at btinternet.com>
Sent: Friday, January 09, 2009 12:22 PM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] A-51 V/S Trans Atlantic QSO

> Congratulations on the QSO.
> I (and I guess many others) would be interested to know the equipment 
> setup
> at each end.
> David
> -----Original Message-----
> From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
> Behalf Of Clare Fowler
> Sent: 09 January 2009 10:39
> To: amsat-bb
> Subject: [amsat-bb] A-51 V/S Trans Atlantic QSO
> Had my 1st transatlantic QSO on AO-51 on mode V/S.
> with G3VZV at 10:11 UTC. (5:11 am local).
> Elevation 5 degrees range 2700 km. Short QSO
> and good signals. Now back to bed.
> Clare VE3NPC
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