[amsat-bb] Re: Hearing AO-51

Paul Delaney - K6HR paul.hamradio at verizon.net
Sun Oct 2 15:45:09 PDT 2011

No I have not heard AO27 either, that explains it. Time for different antennas.
Thanks for the info!
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Andrew Glasbrenner 
  To: Paul Delaney - K6HR 
  Cc: <amsat-bb at amsat.org> 
  Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2011 12:47 PM
  Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Hearing AO-51

  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
  > http://k6hr.dyndns.org:8080
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