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Re: YES!!!!! ALPHA ON A HAND HELD!!!!



on 11/4/00 2:03 PM, Bob Bruninga at bruninga@usna.edu wrote:

> Yes, we were routinely doing handheld-to-handheld packet comms with MIR
> back when it was on 2 meters.  This shows the 9 dB advantage of 2 meters
> to omni antennas over UHF...  ALso, of course, ISS is running probably 10
> watts or  more compared to the usual amateur satellite that is running a
> watt or so...

ISS is also at a much, much lower altitude.  About 200 miles or so.  Most of
the LEOs are somewhere around 500 to 600 miles - about twice the distance.

This makes a very big difference in signal strength too.

73,

Jon
NA9D

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Jon Ogden
NA9D (ex: KE9NA)

Member:  ARRL, AMSAT, DXCC, NRA

http://www.qsl.net/ke9na

"A life lived in fear is a life half lived."

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