[amsat-bb] Re: Arecibo on Handy
nss at mwt.net
Sun Apr 18 13:05:23 PDT 2010
have you peaked them in polarity also?
The Original Rolling Ball Clock
On 4/18/2010 2:37 PM, David Barber wrote:
> 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.
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