[amsat-bb] Re: Arrow Diplexer loss + Arrow v Elk
wb3jfs at cox.net
Sun Oct 4 23:37:35 PDT 2009
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.
----- 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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