[amsat-bb] report of QRP ARISSAT-1 transponder operation

Bruce Robertson ve9qrp at gmail.com
Fri Aug 5 15:07:49 PDT 2011

I thought the members of the list would be glad to read the following
from Bob, WB4SON, written on the funcube list:

"Guys I keep reading false rumors here about big-guns or high power
needed to access ARISSAT. That is NOT correct. I had no issue hearing
my signal on the downlink. I'm using omnidirectional low gain antennas
(egg beaters) and 5 watts produced a S8 signal that was at least 5 S
units above the noise. I have NO doubt 1 watt will produce a fine
downlink signal

What did or did not happen during the launch makes no difference now
as it is working fantastically well

Try it. Enjoy it. No worries!!!"

73, Bruce


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