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Re: ISS repeater

I agree 100%. My point was it worked so well even in the nulls of the
antenna that it must be a very strong signal. Just wonted those that had
not tried to give it a go even if they are not Oscar HEO class equipped.
73's << John

> n4qwf@ntelos.net wrote:
>> Speaking of antenna, I started listening with the Oscar aray and half
>> way
>> through the pass I decided to try my Hustler dualband vertical. I could
>> not believe it was still S9 with just a little drop in the nulls. That
>> is
>> the first satellite I have ever copied with that antenna. I guess my ISS
>> keps are off a bit as I copied it to -5 degrees. Yup, I like what I
>> heard.
> Of course, early in the pass, and late in the pass, a 6db+ gain vertical
> will work just fine. The disk (as opposed to
> hemispherical of 1/4 wave) pattern of a 5/8 wave or colinear gain provides
> a significant benefit.
> For many of the passes which are not directly overhead, this type of
> antenna will work just fine for the casual user.
> Gregg Wonderly
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