If you use 50 watts or less, how much power do you typically use to work the ISS?

1 watt or less
0% (0 votes)
2-5 watts
16% (5 votes)
6-10 watts
13% (4 votes)
11-25 watts
23% (7 votes)
26-50 watts
48% (15 votes)
Total votes: 31
N5VHO – Tue, 2008 – 02 – 19 08:26

I can digi through both the

I can digi through both the ISS AND NO-44 with 500 mW

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Submitted by bathulo on Sun, 2008-09-14 21:18.

Technically...

Technically speaking, yes (especially if you have a tracking antenna array) but realistically, you will need a bit more. I have been successful with 5 watts and a whip antenna on my D7 but even that takes some good timing. Both satellites see a really big part of the world and you will be trying to get in while many others are too.

Kenneth - N5VHO
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Submitted by N5VHO on Mon, 2008-09-15 10:58.

Power output

Based on the results from this poll (86% use 50 watts or less), http://www.issfanclub.com/node/3883#comment I though it might be nice to narrow down the options a bit and see how much power most people use.

Kenneth - N5VHO
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/reference/radio/
Support ARISS http://www.amsat-na.com/donation.php (select "Human Spaceflight (ARISS))

Submitted by N5VHO on Tue, 2008-02-19 08:33.

Antenna poll?

I wonder if we could have an antenna poll to see what types of antennas people are using?
For example: directiona