[amsat-bb] Just received UAH ARISS contact - much harder to rx than normal. Arrow antenna problem?
joanne.k9jkm at gmail.com
Fri Feb 19 18:10:11 UTC 2016
It sounded to me like the ISS was using the 5 watt Ericsson HT instead of
the higher power Kenwood rig. I've noticed that the signal strength varies
with the position of the ISS with respect to my station when working packet
via their HT. I'm running on a vertical until the weather improves to get my
yagi back up.
73 de JoAnne K9JKM
k9jkm at amsat.org
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> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Just received UAH ARISS contact - much harder to
> than normal. Arrow antenna problem?
> I also used an Arrow antenna with both 2 m and 70 cm elements installed.
> I had some trouble at first, but I think it's because I was still
> fiddling with my radio. I thought I had it set up ahead of time, but I
> didn't. Anyway, the first few minutes were rough, but the rest of the
> transmission was received just fine.
> Steve AI9IN
> On 2016-02-19 12:51, John Brier wrote:
> > It took much longer into the pass to pick up a solid signal and when I
> > it, except for the top of the pass I had to aim the antenna perfectly to
> > get the signal.
> > The only thing differently about my setup today was I had the 70 cm
> > elements installed on the boom too because I was using it to work SO-50
> > recently and didn't have time to take them off.
> > Could this make the antenna less sensitive on 2 meters? Because that's
> > it felt like. Very dissapointing for me since I normally have no trouble
> > getting the ISS from horizon to horizon.
> > With that said it sounded like they got through all of their questions
> > Tim Kopra got to say goodbye.
> > In his goodbye he repeated part of his answer to a question, saying one
> > the most important things to do to get space was to play nice with
> > He said it wasn't important just in getting to space but also for life
> > general. A great message.
> > Congrats to all involved in this succesful contact, but someone please
> > me why it was so hard for me to receive!
> > 73, John, KG4AKV in FM05
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