[amsat-bb] Re: Icom 910H vs Kenwood TS2000
aa5jg at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 30 13:47:11 PST 2009
I have used a Cushcraft 13B2 (13 elements) on 2m and a Cushcraft 719B (19 elements) on 70cm on the satellites with no problem. Didn't experience either as being too narrow beamwidth for sat use.
73s John AA5JG
--- On Mon, 11/30/09, wrb <wrb at bristor-assoc.com> wrote:
> From: wrb <wrb at bristor-assoc.com>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Icom 910H vs Kenwood TS2000
> To: k0tw at cox.net
> Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Date: Monday, November 30, 2009, 2:11 PM
> Your antenna plan is not bad, you
> just to make sure that their pointing
> (direction) are reasonably accurate. The larger the array,
> the higher
> the gain, the more narrow the beam width. The 11 element
> array pointing
> comment was just to be sure that that individual was
> reasonably close to
> the direction of the bird. Off pointed and he could be
> experiencing the
> problem he is seeing of not hearing the bird(s). If was
> meant only as
> another suggestion to look at.
> When I get my rotator fixed, I plan on putting the KLM two
> meter 22
> element and 70 cm 40 element arrays back up. They worked
> extremely well
> on AO-7 and the HEOs that once circled the heavens.
> Reid, W4UPD
> Tom wrote:
> > Thanks for all of the great information. Since both
> the TS2000 and IC910H
> > have been around a while I believe that most of their
> 'problems' have been
> > at least discovered. So, in that respect, I'm leaning
> away from the "still
> > to be debugged" IC-9100. Also new rigs always are
> priced high in the
> > beginning of their life, as we all know. I know that
> some of the ham dealers
> > are offering "Closeout" prices on the 910H but I
> didn't see much difference
> > from previous pricing.
> > Not to prolong this thread but Jerry's append (below)
> brings up another
> > question. How much antenna is "too much" for satellite
> operation. Someone
> > earlier mentioned that an 11 element yagi might have a
> beam width too narrow
> > to closely follow an LEO bird. I had planned on using
> yagis with 13 elements
> > on 2M and 18 els on 70cm. Is that a bad plan?
> > Thanks again.
> > Tom, KØTW
> >> Hi; I have owned the Ft-736 R and the Ft-847,
> which I am using now.
> >> No matter
> which rig you decide to buy the most important thing
> >> is
> the antenna system.
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