[amsat-bb] Recommended Power for FO-29?
n8hm at arrl.net
Sat May 28 16:17:27 UTC 2016
This is an "it depends" question.
At higher elevations, 5 watts is likely all you need into an Arrow,
maybe even less. I can work horizon to horizon with loud signals using
less than 30 watts into an Arrow, and have made QSOs in the 6,500 km+
range with just 5 watts into an Arrow.
Feedline losses, obstructions on the horizon (like trees), and overall
traffic on the satellite means your mileage may vary.
On Sat, May 28, 2016 at 12:11 PM, Christopher Maness
<christopher.maness at gmail.com> wrote:
> It has been a while since I have been on FO-29, and I was also limited with power. However, I now have my TS-2000X running, I am going to give the old bird a shot. I have at my disposal 100W of uplink with my arrow antenna, I am going to assume this is too much. Is 25W or 50W more appropriate? Opinions?
> Chris KQ6UP
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