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Re: ISS, 9:10 UTC PASS, rubber duck





The gain of a stock rubber duck antenna is usually minus 12 to minus 9 dBd gain.  The average car 1/2 wave dipole is Zero dBd gain.

More gain, better results.





--- On Thu, 10/16/08, Simone T <terrando@gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Simone T <terrando@gmail.com>
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  ISS, 9:10 UTC PASS
> To: "Amsat-Bb@Amsat. Org" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Date: Thursday, October 16, 2008, 5:23 AM
> Hi Folks,
> 
> tried to catch ISS with my TH-D7 + Rubber Duck on
> Office's terrace in
> JN33MO. The pass was very good, most of the time over
> 30deg. Just heard
> voice traffic (one word fragment, guess wa Garriot ending a
> contact) at AOS,
> then nothing.
> 
> Anyone was succesful with that equipment?
> 
> Best 73s
> 
> Simone IW1FYV/F
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