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Discussion in 'Satellite and Space Communications' started by VA3ZOL, Apr 12, 2012.

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  1. VA3ZOL

    VA3ZOL Ham Member QRZ Page

    I know it's not a big deal but I'm very happy about this. I managed to shoot back with only 5 watts and a vertical omni antenna.
    Can't wait to hear some some voice from up there.

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  2. W5PFG

    W5PFG Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Awesome! I try to make some APRS/packet contacts via the ISS about once a week. Sometimes I operate from the car, but normally I prefer to operate with a directional antenna. An omni *does* work for the ISS, but it's not great...(lots of nulls / loss of signal)

    Consider making a little 2 or 3 element VHF beam and you will do a lot better.

    Good job!
  3. VA3ZOL

    VA3ZOL Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yeah thanks. Tonight I will try again with a hand held yagi. I'm not sure why I get so excited about it, it's not like it was hard work and years of trial and error, but a very rewarding ( and cool) experience.
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