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RE: AO-27 and MIR on an HT?

> Getting into the satellite can be done with a short rubber 
> duck and low power
> only if given a chance by the higher power stations. Your HT 
> and rubber duck
> will lose out to a mobile and quarterwave magmount antenna 
> which will lose out
> to an 5 watt HT with a 3 element yagi which will lose out to 
> the 25 watt OSCAR
> station using a 20 element cross yagi which will lose out to 
> the EME station!

Yep... the few times I have tried, could hear just fine, but
kept getting stepped on by some order of the above.  Just
my opinion, but unless you have something more substantial 
on a weekend, you are just lower than whale shit.  Best to
stick to something with a transponder that lends itself
better to sharing, or get more ERP.

My experience only, YMMV.

Vy73,  Mike.  KD9KC.  MARS: AAV6EV
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