[amsat-bb] Re: Arecibo on Handy

John Geiger aa5jg at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 18 13:02:24 PDT 2010

SO, did you work them on the FT817???

73s John AA5JG

--- On Sun, 4/18/10, David Barber <david.barber at dbelectronics.co.uk> wrote:

> From: David Barber <david.barber at dbelectronics.co.uk>
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  Arecibo on Handy
> To: "'Moon-Net'" <moon-net at list-serv.davidv.net>, amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Date: Sunday, April 18, 2010, 2:37 PM
> OK, I know nobody is going to believe
> this but....on my life...
> I have been outside with an FT-817 connected via a very
> short piece of coax
> to a Diamond A430S10R (small 10 element beam modified for
> handheld use) and
> headphones and KP4AO was just audible on SSB.
> Signals were inconsistent but solid enough to copy their
> callsign and CQ
> calls around 19.00UTC and the odd information exchange
> thereafter.
> Now they've switched to CW copy is a good 80%.
> No signal strength showing on S-Meter of course but who
> cares.
> I would never have believed it had I not heard it with my
> own ears.
> Note: NO preamp was used.
> David
> JO01FR
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