I was testing for an issue with my VHF sat beam after a complete overhaul of all the hardware above the azimuth rotor and i plug a dual band magnet mount antenna on a metal file cabinet in my basement and just when AO-16 was near TCA i was able to make 2 QSO with a Q5 uplink signal. I was running about 50W.
He's probably the most sensitive on the actual fleet.
The pipe bending twist is still running great.
I think N8MH was one of the 2 QSO? "-"
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