[amsat-bb] Re: How to get started on SSB birds

wa4hfn@comcast.net wa4hfn at comcast.net
Mon Jun 27 13:41:06 PDT 2011

 First thing MAKE SURE YOU CAN HEAR THE BIRDS all to often ops will call cq ,helloooo whistle and all sorts of noise making.
 You can hit the birds with 1 watt but if you cant hear it we can still hear you. A 70cm preamp with t/r would be a good investment
Then look at KO4MA  cheap yagis
Hope to work you soon

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy Widner" <jeremyrwidner at gmail.com>
To: "Andrew Glasbrenner" <glasbrenner at mindspring.com>
Cc: "AMSAT" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 3:30:47 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: How to get started on SSB birds

I am going to assume my IC-706 should work with the exception of the 70cm
birds correct?  That is what is mounted in the jeep and a little easier to
work with than the 2000.

On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 3:27 PM, Andrew Glasbrenner <
glasbrenner at mindspring.com> wrote:

> The first and smallest step would be to take that Arrow, hook it to your
> 2000 on a picnic table or tailgate, and start listening to passes. That will
> copy all of the transponder satellites. Tune around, listen, and then work
> on making a QSO or two. The rest will go pretty naturally.
> 73, Drew KO4MA

Jeremy Widner
Secretary Raytown Amateur Radio Club - K0GQ
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