[amsat-bb] Re: Arecibo on Handy
david.barber at dbelectronics.co.uk
Sun Apr 18 13:24:14 PDT 2010
I found there to be little or no difference when rotating the polarity.
I've also been asked what frequency I was listening on. The FT817 was in
USB mode and the displayed frequency was 432.04340MHz
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Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Arecibo on Handy
have you peaked them in polarity also?
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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
> to a Diamond A430S10R (small 10 element beam modified for handheld use)
> 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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