[amsat-bb] Re: Arrow Efficiency

RONALD CADE w6zq_7 at msn.com
Sat Nov 28 15:30:12 PST 2009

Aloha Robert,

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

73, Ron
  ----- 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

  Aloha All

  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
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