[amsat-bb] Re: Hearing AO-51

Mark L. Hammond marklhammond at gmail.com
Sun Oct 2 13:59:58 PDT 2011

Hi Paul,

Do you by chance have a dead preamp inline?  I've had some fail that keep any signal from passing...it's worse than no preamp!!

Just a thought...

Drew's comment about polarity is a good one, too. 

Mark N8MH 

At 11:21 AM 10/2/2011 -0700, Paul Delaney - K6HR 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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