I thought I would give listening to the UHF Milsat listening a shot with
the R8600 and old discone. I had to turn on the preamp in the R8600, but
I was able to hear the Brazilian pirates on 255.550 MHz FM. The signals
are not quite full-quieting with some not that strong. The signals are
barely showing up on the waterfall and a really small peak on the
spectrum display. I cannot see the transponder noise floor.
I tried the SDRPlay RSP2Pro and got similar results with the LNA Gain of
0 and Gain Control of 49. I can adjust the Spectrum Controls in HDSDR to
see the signal peak, but it is still a weak signal.
This is the link Matt gave at his talk. http://www.crypto.com/misc/uhf-sats/
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