[amsat-bb] Re: AO27 - Last Man Standing?

Sebastian, W4AS w4as at bellsouth.net
Wed Nov 30 06:03:36 PST 2011

Unfortunately, no.  The birdie wipes out the signal once it gets close to that frequency.

Others have suggested using narrow FM, RIT, etc., but my TS2K with a good mast mounted preamp and M2 switchable polarization yagi antenna is no match for it.

The easiest way to get around it, is to use one of the many inexpensive Chinese handhelds as the UHF receiver.

73 de Sebastian, W4AS

On Nov 30, 2011, at 5:28 AM, <g.shirville at btinternet.com> <g.shirville at btinternet.com> wrote:

> How strong is the birdie?...would not a nice 30dB gain preamp raise the incoming signals and noise level above it?
> just a thought:)
> 73
> Graham
> -----Original Message----- From: Ted
> Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 11:10 PM
> To: amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net ; amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO27 - Last Man Standing?
> Thanks Patrick...I just realized why I was not trying it. The downlink is
> right at my TS2000 birdie...oh well  (as is AO27)

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