[amsat-bb] Re: FO29 and Kenwood TH-F6A
Pedro A. Perez
eb4dka at teleline.es
Wed Jan 4 04:30:05 PST 2012
I´ve worked very low passes (5º and less) using a TH-F7E and a CJU antenna
(even a dual band whip). Lots of transatlantic QSOs from mobile. My F7E is
quite sensitive, but the bandwith is somewhat wide for SSB:
I even used it for the AO-40 downlink in my mobile setup (glory days!!!):
73 and happy new year!
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Geiger" <aa5jg at fidmail.com>
To: "K4FEG" <K4FEG at k4feg.com>; <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 01, 2012 1:09 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] FO29 and Kenwood TH-F6A
> Glad to hear that FO29 is back-now to get on it! Has anyone tried using a
> Kenwood TH-F6A HT to receive FO29, since it does receive SSB? I would be
> hooking it to an external antenna. Is it sensitive enough on SSB to hear
> the satellite? The QST review shows its sensitivity is a little down on
> HF and 6m SSB.
> 73s John AA5JG
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "K4FEG" <K4FEG at k4feg.com>
> To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2011 11:52 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] FO29
>> Good to hear FO29 back operating over the US!
>> Lets not forget that our flying friends are fragile and we need to keep
>> looking to the future and the need for replacements.
>> We may get another miracle and have one of the crippled birds come back
>> to life in the future, but do we really want to depend on chance?
>> This is a hobby and we will always be considered "second banana" when it
>> comes to getting help to fund a launch.
>> Write someone, call someone, offer to help or heaven forbid try and find
>> an extra dollar or two to donate.
>> I don't know where best to use anyone's talents or their monies but I do
>> know this, if we do nothing there won't be someone come along and say, "
>> we need an amateur satellite, lets launch one!" We need to take the
>> initiative and get another satellite on the launch pad and then beg,
>> borrow or steal a ride into space.
>> A very Happy New Year to everyone and lets get behind some of these
>> satellites and find a way to get them launched!
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