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RE: Horizon LEO Link



> OJ, I don't know if it's a foregone conclusion that you need 
> a "long" beam
> with five watts to work an LEO--assuming there is anyone to 
> work within
> range of you.  :)  I've made numerous UO-14 contacts with 
> five watts and a
> 19 in. rubber duckie from the very congested US east coast 
> where there can
> be unbelievable contention on the uplink.

I have found that height and a good antenna are an advantage when the pass
gets within a couple of degrees of the horizon.  Any higher and yes, the
proverbial flea power into wet string does work. :)

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