Ffg. 4, Mosaic plan of 6 spin scan photos.

The best pictures are obtained when the satellite signals are full quieting in the receiver, although acceptable pictures are possible even with relatively high noise levels. For best results, you should optimize the system for full quieting operation. This is not difficult and is well worth the trouble, fhe satellite signals are remarkably consistant from day to day, although observations by myself and W0OQC indicate that some drop in signal level often occurs when strong tropo openings are present. If you have difficulty in maintaining a consistantly high signal level you might try mast mounting a preamp.

There is an endless fascination in watch-ïng the earth from space and I hope some of you will give it a try. This is an ideal activity for those already involved in Slow Scan and provides another excuse for those of you who haven't tried it yet. Come on in and double your fun! . . .WB8DQT

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