Saturday, November 22, 2008

Results from the test transmission

Well, I don't think very many people were able to see the signal, much less get a picture. The closest was Joel, KD6W, the vice president of PAARA. He wasn't able to decode the signal, but he was able to see the pilot show up. On the way home, on his advice, I stopped at CaƱada College and parked at a spot that had excellent coverage and tried again. From there, Joel (who was at his house in Menlo Park) captured this trace on his spectrum analyzer:

It's just not quite enough to display

So 10 watts of output power, or 50 watts of ERP don't hardly get you much, I guess.

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