[amsat-bb] Re: Hearing AO-51
Paul Delaney - K6HR
paul.hamradio at verizon.net
Sun Oct 2 15:50:48 PDT 2011
Yes, the dead UHF preamp is still inline, but I was unable to hear AO-51 before I put up the preamp. I added the preamp (a bargain buy on ebay) but the preamp only worked for a few days before going dead. What do you think about an Elk at a fixed elevation on an azimuth only rotator?
----- Original Message -----
From: Mark L. Hammond
To: Paul Delaney - K6HR ; amsat-bb at amsat.org
Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2011 1:59 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Hearing AO-51
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.
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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