[amsat-bb] Re: Frustrated -- not hearing ARRISat

Mike Schaffer daetsort at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 19 10:10:54 PDT 2011

Make sure your receive mode for frequency 145.950 is FM on your
Kenwood F6A handheld.
Before you upgraded with additional hardware could you receive
ARISSat-1 signals using the stock antenna inside your shack?
If you can, the next step is to remove the Diamond 2m/70cm 
duplexer as it might be blocking the amplified signal from your SSB 
2m pre-amp.
If that does not help, then it could be that the satellite signal are being
degraded more than 75 percent or blocked entirely by the orient strand
board (OSB) radiant barrier roof sheathing which is backed with a 
specially designed aluminum foil. The same goes if your dwelling
exterior is fabricated with aluminum siding.
It that is the case, then your only hope is to mount the antenna outside.
Mike Schaffer
Tampa, Florida

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