[amsat-bb] Re: Arecibo--MUCH louder today!
kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Sat Apr 17 11:31:42 PDT 2010
At 09:41 AM 4/17/2010, Mark L. Hammond wrote:
>Hearing test carriers MUCH better today! Give it a listen, they are
>saying 350W output today (rather than 30W yesterday ;)
>Mark L. Hammond [N8MH]
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Nothing heard here, but the M2 11-element yagi (11.3 dBd/13.4 dBi)
cannot be elevated (Moon is now 18-deg) so probably Moon is out of
the beam. I am using a Gasfet preamp on this antenna whose normal
use is for terrestrial 70cm SSB/FM.
Back to work on getting the dish ready (perhaps tomorrow?): hooking
up 432 antenna, preamps for 432 & 1296, and 432 TR relay, plus
getting az-el system calibrated. Got the 432 & 1296 Pa's installed
yesterday and some things that didn't work out and will have to be
done after the weekend. All wiring to the dish have to be tested,
yet. Yeah, a bit behind the curve for working Arecibo ;-)
73, Ed - KL7UW, WD2XSH/45
BP40IQ 500 KHz - 10-GHz www.kl7uw.com
EME: 144-600w, 432-100w, 1296-60w, 3400-fall 2010
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