[amsat-bb] Re: TransAtlantic Balloon on 28 MHz ?

Bob Bruninga 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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