[amsat-bb] Falling Arrow

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Tue Jan 2 23:23:15 UTC 2018

Without obstructions, you should hear all FM satellites horizon to
horizon with an Arrow and TH-D72. I'd check out the internal duplexer
as a possible point of failure.


Paul, N8HM

On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 6:19 PM, John, 9H5G <kk4oyj at gmail.com> wrote:
> I’ve become aware that my Arrow may be failing. I’m less and less able to hear the birds towards LOS and sometimes it’s taking the 1st 1/4 of an FM pass to hear anything typically more than 30 degrees elevation.
> I know there are many of you working at much lower elevations so I’m beginning to think I have a problem. It’s a salty environment here in C6 and there a little corrosion here and there. Sadly, I have no antenna analyser with me for UHF or VHF. I’ve already stripped it down once and cleaned everything so any advice on the following gratefully received:
> What elevations is it reasonable to hear each FM sat using a THD-72 (listening VFO A). What other places might I look for reduced performance?
> Thx and 73
> de John, C6ATS
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