[amsat-bb] Re: TransAtlantic Balloon on 28 MHz ?
bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Feb 16 11:51:06 PST 2012
>> Just wondering if anyone has a vertical beam.
>> A horizontal beam [for this vertical balloon signal] will be
>> useless for direction finding....
> That is only true when receiving the signal
> via direct line of sight propagation.
The transmitter is only 10 milliwatts, so we only expect line-of-sight
contact. So that is why I was assuming we'd need a reasonable polarization
match. But who knows... maybe we will get some good OTH signals.? The
altitude will not be super high though, (like in the ionosphere)..
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