[amsat-bb] Re: Arrow Efficiency
w6zq_7 at msn.com
Sat Nov 28 15:30:12 PST 2009
It's good to hear that you are having the results that I had when I operated from BL01 and BL02 last September.
I was right down near the waters edge when working east into the states from Kauai. Some of the passes just barely cleared the horizon but I had no trouble with the Arrow antenna and Icom w32.
I think you know that Tad, NH7YS is now covering BL01/BL02 now.
I have QSL's available for those who worked me at BL01/BL02 and BK28
----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Smith<mailto:dukenuke at pixi.com>
To: Amsat-Bb at Amsat. Org<mailto:Amsat-Bb at Amsat.%20Org>
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2009 2:56 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Arrow Efficiency
And Happy Holidays! Yesterday, I was able
to work the easterly pass (from Honolulu) of
AO-51 around 0206Z. The maximum elevation
was 1.3 degrees. Using my VX-7R and
Arrow antenna I was able to hold the satellite
for three minutes and eighteen seconds out
of a possible four minutes and fifty seconds
of available footprint. I was at the ocean's
edge with no obstacles blocking AOS/LOS.
During the +three minute period I was able to
work or hear the following stations:
I have concluded that most of the above
QSOs occurred with AO-51 at 1.2 degs.
elevation. Many thanks and much
appreciation to the above stations. Should u
wish a copy of the pass, I have a .mp3
available (unfortunately my xmits are not
heard due to the "simplexity" of the VX-7R.
Conclusion: The Arrow works great!
73 de NH7WN
robert in Honolulu
Sent via AMSAT-BB at amsat.org<mailto:AMSAT-BB at amsat.org>. Opinions expressed are those of the author.
Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
Subscription settings: http://amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb<http://amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb>
More information about the AMSAT-BB