[amsat-bb] Re: New Lindy's QRV

Bill Dzurilla billdz.geo at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 10 11:41:41 PST 2010


Congrats, it seems like you are in business if you heard the bird down to the horizon.  HO-68 is louder, in some cases much louder, than most of the other sats, so check some others.  If you can copy SO-50 to the horizon, then leave your antenna alone, it's working great.

I measured a maximum of 20w directly at the antenna, and Elk claims a gain of 6.6 dbd on 2m, which would mean an ERP of 90 watts.  I do not need full power at high elevations.

73, Bill NZ5N
> From: Edward Cole <kl7uw at acsalaska.net>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: New Lindy's QRV
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> One more update:
> I tried pass #744, this morning and copied a big
> round-table of 
> several west-coast stations, but was unable to break
> in.  My downlink 
> was as loud as them, so...?  I had one call to my CQ
> right at LOS and 
> could not complete, sorry!  Bear with me as I am
> getting reaquainted 
> with running my radio on satellites ;-)  My sub-VFO
> tuning control is 
> not working which complicates netting with another
> station.  So I 
> find my signal with the Rx and then engage tracking. 
> That tracks for 
> a little while.
> The interesting thing is that I copied signals to
> zero-elevation.  I 
> would say that I am pleased with the new antennas.
> Question: what ERP are most stations using on SSB on
> HO-68?  I am 
> running 50w ERP.
> 73, Ed - KL7UW, WD2XSH/45
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