[amsat-bb] Re: Mode A antennas?
w7lrd at comcast.net
Fri Sep 11 21:47:08 PDT 2009
This may not apply to you but I'm sure some others will benefit I have a 4 element cubical quad at about 50 feet. It is tuned for about 28.3Mhz. Now at 29.5Mhz the reflector is acting like a director and it actually "hears" better off the back than the front. I noticed this back in the old RS satellite days. The 10M downlink on AO-7 is to say the least, lousy, usually good for CW most of the time. The AO-7 log says it all.
73 Bob W7LRD
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Geiger" <aa5jg at yahoo.com>
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 8:32:45 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
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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