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[aprssig] Re: How Much Antenna for PCSAT?

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Tue Aug 14 19:36:53 UTC 2007


Somewhere I saw a lightweight 2-meter beam of some sort with a handle on 
it, but I haven't been able to find it since.  Anyone know what that 
might have been?  I could use one for balloon tracking.

Scott
N1VG

Patrick Green wrote:
> I've used a Comet SM24 dualband whip on the HT with good results 
> handheld working terrestrial stations however I took the HT (also a D7A) 
> on my bicycle and god very poor performance with it.  In fact a digi at 
> 80' 1 mile started losing packets where if using the D7A in a car with a 
> mobile antenna, I would get at least 10 miles away from that same digi.
> 
> My guess is that the radiation pattern going up to PCSAT wouldn't be any 
> different.  I find ISS to be the easier to work.  If you don't use an 
> Arrow style antenna, you probably won't hear the satellite come back if 
> you make it in at all.
> 
> 73 de Pat --- KA9SCF.
> 
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