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  1. #1
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    Oct 2011
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    Cool APRS from ISS

    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. #2
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    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. #3
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    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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