[amsat-bb] SO-50 and Yuri UT1FG

Glenn Miller - AA5PK aa5pk at suddenlink.net
Fri Mar 20 12:33:21 UTC 2015

I suspect that, since his antenna is fixed, Yuri loses SO-50 during its polarity shifts.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Kevin M via AMSAT-BB
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2015 7:28 AM
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Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] SO-50 and Yuri UT1FG

"Perhaps Yuri has some equipment issue on SO-50?" Yuri always has difficulty hearing on SO-50... He's running an Elk antenna, 
and I'm fairly sure it's at a fixed elevation. Between that, no preamp and feedline loss, I am surprised he can hear SO-50 at 
all! When I had up a 7 element fixed elevation yagi and about 60 feet of feedline, I could work FO-29 pretty well, but could 
barely hear SO-50... I could copy the downlink better sitting in my shack chair holding an HT with a CJU mounted on top of it 
than with my former mounted antennas.
Looking forward to the new birds!!!  A good reminder... donate to help fund Fox 1C's launch! =^D
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