[amsat-bb] Re: Mode A antennas?

Rocky Jones orbitjet at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 11 21:05:33 PDT 2009

John.  I dont know about the G5RV...but at the St. Cloud House in Clear Lake I can hear it with a homemade J Pole, two dipoles 90 degrees to each other and a converted CB whip...  The RX is a very well maintained Heath SB 300 and a Radio Shack 10 meter box

At Santa Fe (our "gentlemans farm") not much antennas up yet but pretty good copy on the JPOLE sitting about 10 feet off the ground and a 33 foot dipole N/S about 30 feet off the ground... RX a Drake R-4 and the Radio Shack 10 meter box...

The SB300 and the Drake have preamps in front of them...

make sure it is in Mode A though...

Robert WB5MZO

> Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 20:32:45 -0700
> From: aa5jg at yahoo.com
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  Mode A antennas?
> What is the minimal antenna you can use on 10m to hear the AO7 downlink in Mode A?  I have a homebrew G5RV type antenna up and can't hear AO7 on it at all.  What kind of antennas are others using on 10m for mode A?
> 73s John AA5JG
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