[amsat-bb] Re: Arrow Diplexer loss + Arrow v Elk

Wayne Estes 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.

Wayne replies:

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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