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

Jeff Yanko wb3jfs at cox.net
Sun Oct 4 23:37:35 PDT 2009

Hi Wayne,

No hills between me or the other op.  Las Vegas is in a valley surrounded by 
mountains to the west and south.  It wasn't exactly line of sight but no 
obstructions.  Maybe nearby house, etc.


Jeff  WB3JFS

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Wayne Estes" <w9ae at charter.net>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, October 04, 2009 9:49 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Arrow Diplexer loss + Arrow v Elk

> 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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