[amsat-bb] Re: eggbeater rx performance
ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Fri May 29 21:23:46 PDT 2009
Many years ago I worked the MIR space station while driving to work. I was headed West on I-80, and MIR had just come up on the horizon. Admittedly it had a lot higher power, and a lower orbit, but he was full quieting on FM into my Larsen 2/70 glass mount. I wouldn't be surprised if you could get a fair signal with a whip antenna and a good preamp running SSB on FO-29.
I'm not going to encourage anyone to operate CW while driving! Even for SSB, get your rig hooked up to a small laptop with automatic doppler tracking, and set it up before departing, or you might just shift yourself off the road and into a tree. That might damage the rig.
> From: mlunday at nc.rr.com
> To: eric.fort at gmail.com
> Date: Sat, 30 May 2009 00:10:32 -0400
> CC: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: eggbeater rx performance
> Good question. With Arrow/Elk, it is directional. Good gain but not omni.
> With whip it is omni, but reduced gain.
> Don't know of anyone who operated while driving, so I cannot help you with
> that one. Maybe eggbeater is the way to go.
> Mark Lunday
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