[aprssig] Re: How Much Antenna for PCSAT?

gerheim at cox.net gerheim at cox.net
Wed Aug 15 07:17:53 CDT 2007

ISS?  I thought it's been dead for almost a year.  Am I that far out of the loop?  

---- Patrick Green <pagreen at gmail.com> 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.

-Al Gerheim

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