[amsat-bb] Saturday night fun with 70cm ISS packet

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Sun Nov 27 17:32:12 UTC 2016

Hi Scott!

I am moving the HT/duckie around, similar to how I would point
and twist a directional antenna. On higher passes, the antenna
approaches horizontal, while I move the HT around. It's more of
a challenge with the long duckie compared to a directional antenna,
but that's part of the fun.

Maybe we can make an ISS packet QSO during the next couple of
months, before those leaves become a problem for you again.
Timing would be important, along with finding a pass that is
reasonable for both of us.


Twitter: @WD9EWK


On Sun, Nov 27, 2016 at 5:22 PM, Scott <scott23192 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Great report!
> At least on the East Coast, timing of this switch to 70cm is fortunate in
> that the leaves are mostly off the trees now.  So, for a while, they won't
> serve as too much of an obstruction.
> Question - are you just holding the duckie antenna vertical?
> Thanks!
> -Scott,  K4KDR
> Twitter:  @scott23192

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