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 09:26

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 22:18.

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 11:58.

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/
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Submitted by N5VHO on Tue, 2008-02-19 09:33.

Antenna poll?

I wonder if we could have an antenna poll to see what types of antennas people are using?
For example: directional (Yagi, log-periodic, beam), ground-plane, discone, eggbeater, dipole, mag mount, other.

I use an Arrow GP 146/440 ground-plane antenna indoors with 25 watts.

Peter - AF6DS

P.S. PCsat is also now operational again on the same packet simplex frequency as the ISS.

Submitted by af6ds on Wed, 2008-02-20 12:01.

Polls

Any member can create a poll under the create content section. It will need to be reviewed before posting but that should not take too long.

This one on Antennas was posted some time ago. http://www.issfanclub.com/node/4875

Kenneth - N5VHO
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