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The lowest power to work birds

Posted: 12 Jan 2018 03:55 PM PST
https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?thr...-birds.595077/

Spring is coming and Im looking at portable/holiday style operations where
the Yaesu Ft-817 is a winner and it works fine both Vhf and Uhf/Ssb. This
rig does not have dual rx but it does a god job in split mode so, it would
seem the perfect transceiver to have fun in a satellite day as well as a
weekend or other kinds of outdoor operations.



The question: the Yaesu Ft-817 has only 5 watt (a respectable power to work
birds), but at this power level the battery life is very short so, my...



The lowest power to work birds

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Fox-1D Launched, Designated AMSAT-OSCAR 92

Posted: 12 Jan 2018 01:38 PM PST
https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?thr...car-92.595114/

Right on schedule at 03:59 UTC on January 12, 2018, the solid-fueled first
stage and ground-lit strap on boosters of the Indian Space Research
Organisation (ISRO)’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle in its XL
configuration (PSLV-XL) ignited and hurtled AMSAT’s Fox-1D CubeSat along
with 30 other satellites onboard the PSLV-C40 mission towards a
sun-synchronous orbit. The events along the path to orbit happened rapidly.
30 seconds into the flight, the air lit strap on boosters were lit. One...



Fox-1D Launched, Designated AMSAT-OSCAR 92


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