It all depends on the local surroundings. Here in the Phoenix area, I'm surrounded by hills/mountains, and need 3 to 6 degrees elevation depending on the direction I'm pointing the antenna. If I'm out on a dry lake bed with no hills/mountains for 50-100 miles as I had in one direction in 2010 in Mexico (see the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXc5iYA3voM) I have worked satellites down to the horizon.
Originally Posted by KE6CRK
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