[amsat-bb] FO29 with an Arrow

B J va6bmj at gmail.com
Fri Jan 2 16:39:33 UTC 2015


On 1/2/15, Jim White <jim at coloradosatellite.com> wrote:
> I'd like to hear from anyone who has worked FO29 portable.  We are
> working with a group of guys on an expedition to a small island and I'm
> hoping to take only an IC910H and an Arrow hand held Yagi mounted on a
> light camera tripod.  Clearly I can work SO50 with that, but how about
> FO29?  Will I be able to hear it with that small antenna and no preamp?

<snip>

In short, you betcha!  I live in an apartment and I have to set  up my
station outside, either on my balcony or somewhere downstairs near the
building.

FO-29 is quite easy to reach using a hand-held Arrow and usually puts
a good downlink with no pre-amp required.

73s

Bernhard VA6BMJ @ DO33FL


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