[amsat-bb] Re: Hearing AO-51

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Sun Oct 2 12:47:20 PDT 2011

Your eggbeater is probably RHCP overhead and horizontal at the horizon. The 435.150 downlink on AO51 is LHCP, so you are at a serious disadvantage. Can you hear AO27?

73, Drew KO4MA

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On Oct 2, 2011, at 2:21 PM, "Paul Delaney - K6HR" <paul.hamradio at verizon.net> wrote:

> Should I be able to hear AO-51 using an eggbeater with no preamp?. 
> I can hear VO-52 just fine but have not heard AO-51at all, so I have to wonder why. I'm listening on 435.15. Perhaps the sat is not active while over DM03?  Or am I kidding myself thinking I should be able to hear it without a preamp? I realize the VO-52 downlink is 2m as opposed to the 70cm AO-51 downlink. I'm having my preamps repaired but until then I could use some advice/opinions.
> Paul Delaney - K6HR
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