[amsat-bb] Re: New to FM birds

Ted k7trkradio at charter.net
Sat Jan 29 12:30:04 PST 2011

Scott, AO-51 is probably the easiest, but as such, can be a real busy mess,
especially on the weekends. You could also give AO27 a try.

Just go for it and jump in with both feet !!!

Be looking for you...73

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Scott Armstrong
Sent: Saturday, January 29, 2011 11:42 AM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] New to FM birds

Hi All,
Just finished the mod on my IC-3200a to move the TX/RX down to 430-440 MHz.
Still need to round up some coax for the antenna but almost ready to start
attempting to receive some of the FM birds.
Not sure which antenna I'm going to use but have a CC424b and a KLM crosspol
antennas available. The KLM antenna was given to me so have no idea if it is
working OK . The CC should be OK. I also will not have a preamp.
Which satellite has the strongest signal and would be the best to begin
monitoring the FM birds?
Thanks in advance,
Scott AA5AM 		 	   		  
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