[amsat-bb] Re: Field Day mode for AO-51
glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Tue May 4 11:58:10 PDT 2010
> Presumably that's because very few people have L- and S-band equipment.
> I'm guessing that many people are - like me - put off by the prohibitive
> cost and requirement for overcomplicated tracking systems.
> Working V/U with a handheld antenna is much more fun than sitting
> watching a computer twiddle servos and tune the radio for you.
> Gordon MM0YEQ
I work V/S with two HTs, and a ~10 inch corner reflector and
downconverter for S band. One HT has a $10 MFJ whip, and the other is a
IC-2 purchased for $5. I bought my last 2 downconverters on Ebay or
hamfests for less than $20 each.
Sort of like Mark is doing here:
It's not tough...and lot's of fun.
73, Drew KO4MA
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