[amsat-bb] AO-51 L mode observations
w7lrd at comcast.net
Mon Apr 26 18:20:24 PDT 2010
This last pass up the west coast. Very good strong downlink, running a 910 @ 10W to a 16 turn RHCP helix through 40 feet of LMR400. Even good copy running 2 watts! Rx 40 el cp yagi. Early in the pass RHCP was better for rx, later and near LOS LHCP was better. Why? Only station heard was VE7CNA and he was very weak, aside from that I could only talk to myself. I know we have some L banders on the "left" coast and up there in KL7. It's lonely.
73 Bob W7LRD
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