[amsat-bb] Re: ""you may as well use Skype..."

Tony Langdon vk3jed at gmail.com
Sat Feb 5 03:47:29 PST 2011

At 07:27 PM 2/5/2011, Greg D. wrote:

>My second satellite QSO (ever) was from California to New York on 
>RS-10 with 10 watts to a copper pipe J-pole on the uplink, and a 
>wire strung out to a tree in the back yard hooked to a Radio Shack 
>DX-440 Short Wave receiver for the downlink.  How can you not get 
>hooked on this hobby after an experience like that?

Almost a duplicate setup for my first satellite QSO, which was also 
on RS-10. :)  Uplink was 25W into an old Icom 2m all mode radio and a 
2m "Ringo" antenna, and the downlink was a Yaesu FRG-7700 with some 
random length of wire strung across the backyard. :)

73 de VK3JED / VK3IRL

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