[amsat-bb] Re: Arecibo--MUCH louder today!

Edward Cole 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 N8MH
>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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