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> Thanks Tony.  I made four contacts this weekend, all on RS13. 
>  Limited by my
> antennas right now, best I can figure.

It's a start. :-)
> The RX side 3 element Yagi does fair except when the bird 
> comes overhead.
> Makes sense.  Going to try and wire dipole for that side 
> sometime this week.

A dipole should make an improvement for the high elevation passes.

> The TX side I don't seem to be able to get "in" except during 
> a short peroid
> of the pass when the bird is close to my QTH.  Funny, when I 
> do get in well
> I can go way back on the power and still hear myself very well.  More
> tinkering on this antenna setup.

I'm a bit surprised.  I have found that I get in OK over most of the pass,
sometimes lower angles being better.  maybe your antenna has a strange high
angle of radiation?
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