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