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Re: ISS Repeater




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From: "jeff kb2m" <kb2m@comcast.net>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: ISS Repeater


> Just tried to work the ISS L/V pass at 1240z here in fm29. I'm using the
> freq pair of 145800,1269650 with SatPC32 . Heard Mike n1jez and Claire
> ve3npc, I didn't hear my D/L at all. Mike you called me a couple of times
> did you hear me?

Hi Jeff, no sorry I didn't hear you....

> I'm running 10 watts into 90 foot of 1/2 " hardline feeding
> a 55 L directive systems loop yagi, I have about 5.56 watts at the ant
> feedpoint. I will try some more tomorrow morning. If this becomes a 
> frequent
> mode I will buy a 1.2 gig amp. I wouldn't have much use for it otherwise 
> as
> my 1.2 ant is at 17 feet 30 feet above sea level 2 miles from the Ocean. 
> Not
> exactly an ideal VHF and above contest location !

If your loop yagi is mounted for horizontal polarization, and you got an 
amp, you'd do OK in some of the VHF contests. I assume it's a pretty flat 
take off from your QTH?

73,
Mike, N1JEZ
AMSAT 29649
"A closed mouth gathers no feet"


>
> 73 Jeff kb2m
>
>
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