[amsat-bb] Re: Arrow Diplexer loss + Arrow v Elk
w9ae at charter.net
Sun Oct 4 09:49:01 PDT 2009
Jeff Yanko wrote:
You mention about the Elk's F/B ratio. I've noticed the same thing on
the Arrow. A while back, before the new diplexer, I contacted a local
about 15 miles away, he was running about 2 watts and no matter which
direction I turned the beam, the signal strength never changed. Hmmm.
If your area is hilly you could be receiving reflections from the hills.
I'm surrounded by hills. The local repeaters are south of me, behind
a hill. The repeater signals are strongest when I point my antennas to
the northeast, at a big hill.
Wayne Estes W9AE
Oakland, Oregon, USA, CN83ik
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