[amsat-bb] Re: Arecibo on Handy
David - KG4ZLB
kg4zlb at googlemail.com
Sun Apr 18 18:43:46 PDT 2010
Well I would have to say "well done" on this - quite an achievement I
think bearing in mind I was probably close enough to hear them via
ground wave ( :-D ) and I was using a pointy antenna set up and you were
using an h/t at the bottom of your garden (in what is, I know, an
extremely RF noisy environment) from the other side of the pond!
On 4/18/2010 15:37, 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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