[amsat-bb] Re: FT-847 - relating dbm to S units

Phil phillor at telstra.com
Mon Feb 8 19:43:26 PST 2010

On Mon, 8 Feb 2010 04:11:55 pm Edward Cole wrote:

Thank you Ed and David for your detailed replies.

I knew that the S meter under read but I was unsure of by how much.

A beacon or a repeater would make a good signal source. Unfortunately, the 
nearest UHF repeater is around 1000 Km from here and I'm unaware of any 
receivable beacons. Instead I have to rely on the third harmonic from an old 
hand-held radio.

Anyway, I have determined that there is nothing wrong with my aerial so I'd 
better stop procrastinating and get something organised again.


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