[amsat-bb] Re: Arecibo--MUCH louder today!
kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Sat Apr 17 12:28:15 PDT 2010
At 10:31 AM 4/17/2010, Edward Cole wrote:
>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
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Briefly heard voice on 432.044.500 about 1920 when Moon was 24.5
deg.elevation; maybe the Moon traversed a sidelobe of my yagi? I
checked with KL7XJ who is also trying to hear Arecibo to see if he
might have been transmitting - he was not. No other 432 SSB stations
within 70-miles so that rules out QRM.
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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