[amsat-bb] Re: WD9EWK's first non-FM satellite QSOs today!

n3tl@bellsouth.net n3tl at bellsouth.net
Sun Aug 10 13:31:58 PDT 2008

I'm using a VX-7R to run 5 watts QRO. It's a great little radio, and the Arrow antenna is way cool.


-------------- Original message from Clint Bradford <clintbrad4d at earthlink.net>: -------------- 

> > After months of trying to make a portable station that would 
> > allow me to work the SSB/CW satellites (first with an FT-817ND 
> > and AOR AR8200Mk2B wide-band receiver, then later with two 
> > FT-817NDs, all using my Arrow Antennas handheld Yagi), I finally 
> > made everything work... 
> Your attitude and enthusiasm continue to amaze me, Patrick - Great work! 
> I demo'd AO-51 yesterday morning before a club meeting of 63 folks. 
> From Tarzana, CA we talked to Tennessee, West Texas, and, lo and 
> behold, Athens, Georgia's own N3TL came through. It was a 4.1 degree 
> of elevation pass for him. Let me repeat that, in case you thought 
> there was a typo: FOUR POINT ONE DEGREES OF ELEVATION for Tim in 
> Georgia. But he was cheating: he was using a full five Watts output on 
> his Yaesu FT-60. I refuse to use high power during my demos...(grin) 
> And so it goes.... 
> Clint, K6LCS 
> 909-241-7666 
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