[amsat-bb] Re: AO-7 question

Samudra Haque samudra.haque at gmail.com
Thu Jun 10 11:31:17 PDT 2010

Hi does the spec specify the output power as EIRP or not?

If EIRP the antenna gain needs to be part of the equation and
therefore you need to reduce your transmission power to avoid desense
at the receiver on orbit. If the spec does not specify then there
should be a receiver senstivity figure already published which would
be useful in a link budget equation.

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On Jun 10, 2010, at 12:46 PM, Ron Overdrive
<ronoverdrive at tehfurry.com> wrote:

> One thing I always noticed is that its recommended to not exceed 5
> watts
> when operating on AO-7, but I'm not seeing anything about maximum
> gain to
> use. I have an Arrow II handheld yagi and on the 440 side supposedly
> it has
> a 10dbd gain which would give me effectively 50 watts output
> assuming no
> losses. So my question in a nutshell is, what is the maximum
> recommended
> radiated power recommended with this bird?
> ~73, KC2WQW Ron
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