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Author Topic: Tx Power for FM Sats  (Read 613 times)
KC9ERZ
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« on: September 22, 2009, 05:10:28 PM »

I was wondering what the rule of thumb transmit power should be for working the FM SATs like AO-51 and SO-50?  I have a 50 watt FM rig that I am using into a pair of 2meter cross-yagis (4 elements each).  Is 50 watts too much?

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Greg
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2009, 12:06:34 PM »

Hi Greg,

Just to give you an idea, I can work them with ease running 5 watts into a homebrew yagi standing outside my front door. It is possible to have too much power when operating satellites. The general idea is to run with the least amount needed.
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KO4MA
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2009, 01:16:13 PM »

5 watts and that antenna is more than enough. Last week on the AO-51 QRP repeater I uplinked with 2 watts and a rubber duck, INSIDE the house.
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KC9ERZ
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2009, 07:00:30 PM »

Thanks for the information.  Sounds like I am using too much power.  I will try 5 watts my next opportunity.

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Greg
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