Archive for date: January 5, 2008

Why a receive preamp is better than a transmit amplifier for working amateur satellites…

January 5, 2008 | Amateur Radio, Amateur Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’ve been pondering potential upgrades to my satellite capabilities. Right now, I’m using a very popular combination: an arrow antenna and a Kenwood TH-D7A. Often, at the beginning of passes, where satellites are still relatively distant, I get very weak signals, and can’t often hear the satellite well until they are maybe 15 or 20 […]

AO-27 Pass…

January 5, 2008 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

First time I worked AO-27 in the new year, caught regulars WA8SME, VA7MG, WA6KYR (who I didn’t recognize, but I worked him on December 19th), KI6IUJ, and WX7P. MP3 Recording of QSOs for Jan 5, 2008 on AO-27, around 22:45 UTC The audio starts pretty raspy, you can barely hear me coming back through the […]