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[aprssig] How Much Antenna for PCSAT?

Amir Findling sarlabs at gmail.com
Tue Aug 14 20:50:26 UTC 2007


I've made some satellite contacts using a Pryme AL-800 whip on the D7, 
but not with PCSAT for which I used an Arrow II. Also I did not use the 
whip vertical but mostly pointing from horizontal to almost directly at 
the ground. Good luck doing that on a moving motorcycle! Now maybe if 
someone else is driving it and you are just hangin' on for dear life on 
the back seat... Be careful though...


73 de Amir K9CHP, member ARRL, AMSAT #36083

K9 Training Officer, Cayuga County Highland SAR, 
http://www.cayuganet.org/highlandsar/index.html

K9 Certification Tester, NYS Federation of SAR Teams www.nysfedsar.org 
<http://www.nysfedsar.org/>

1^st Special Response Group (1SRG) www.1srg.org <http://www.1srg.org/>

Apprentice Tracker, Joel Hardin Professional Tracking Services, 
www.jhardin-inc.org <http://www.jhardin-inc.org/>

 



gerheim at cox.net wrote:
> I've been trying to hit PCSAT with a D7.  Apparently, the rubber duckie isn't enough wire.  Will a telescoping whip do any better?  
>
> KB9GVR has been having some success.  
>
> My goal is to send it an APRS packet from a moving motorcycle, so big antennas are out of the question.  I almost managed it back in January.  
>
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