[amsat-bb] Falling Arrow

Gabriel Zeifman gabrielzeifman at gmail.com
Tue Jan 2 23:23:53 UTC 2018

I'd think coax is a more likely failure point (I speak from experience)

AL6D/VE6NJH (ex NJ7H/VE8 for those that experienced it with me)

On Jan 2, 2018 2:19 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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