At 01:41 AM 1/30/2008, Robert Bruninga wrote:
Surprisingly this bird hears very well. About 30 watts of uplink power into 2x10 elements horizontally polarized stacked yagi for 2M was about enough.
Hummh... About 2100 Watts EIRP. Yep, it should hear that nicely...
Considering I used to run between 0.1% and 0.01% of that into UO-14... ;)
Though in the western pacific, this is understandable to get over all the terestrial QRM from unlicensed operations on 2 meters..
Indeed. From Malaysia, I'm surprised the bird was useable at all. Usually, when the FM birds are over that part of the world, they're unusable. The main culprit appears to be long range cordless phones in nearby countries, going from the way the conversations sound.
Well, with more uplink power on 2M and gain antennas, it is not that bad after all. Judging from the way the conversation sounds, most are terrestrial illegal 2M usage and when the bird goes further north, then you start to hear the so called long range cordless phones dialing and ringing away.
I look forward to a satellite QSO with you one day. :)
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