[amsat-bb] Re: TS2000 on dualband antenna (for sat work)

PA3GUO pa3guo at upcmail.nl
Wed Jun 9 22:44:51 PDT 2010

Thanks David !

My vertical did not pick up AO51 at all, so the experiment
could not be done here. Using my beams all was fine of course.

Funny, I knew this stacked vertical dual band only picks up
signals at low elevation (<10 degrees), at many cubesats (70cm)
and ISS (2 mtrs). But I never experienced only very noisy signals
like this morning from AO51. Nothing wrong with AO51, maybe
with my vertical. 

Anyway - was a good trigger to be on AO51 again, made 1 QSO
and listened to many other European stations making contacts.

The antenna set-up: http://www.pa3guo.com/ant_jun_2008.jpg

73, Henk, PA3GUO

> It works fine.
> Used a TS2000E via a MX2000 tri-plexer to a co-linear both u/v and v/u with
> no problems.  Worked the States and Canada this way via F0-29.
> Also used a Create CLP5130 log periodic connected in the same way.
> Just keep the TX power as low as is needed to hear your own signal and no
> more.
> David
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> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: 09 June 2010 20:36
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> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: TS2000 on dualband antenna (for sat work)
> Hi John
> Let me try tomorrow and report back, I have never tested this.
> Henk, PA3GUO
> Has anyone on the list tried using a Kenwood TS2000 on full duplex satellite
> operatation using a dualband VHF/UHF antenna and a diplexer?  Is it possible
> or 
> is there too much desensitization thru the diplexer to make full duplex
> work?
> 73s John AA5JG
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Henk, PA3GUO

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