[OZAPRS] SatGate around VK7?
lenniethelemming at gmail.com
Sat Dec 9 09:56:35 AEDT 2017
Unless you apply some serious weatherproofing, an arrow antenna is probably
not a good idea for a long-term outdoor install. Keep the arrow antenna for
portable ops and either build or buy something else to go on the rotator.
I've been using a turnstile for my 2m SatNOGS ground station (also a
SatGate) for a while, and that works just fine for APRS from the ISS. It
doesn't perform amazingly well below 20 degrees elevation, but it's
The turnstile I'm using is from eBay:
My only gripe with it is the spacing of the elements could have been a bit
larger, for a more hemispherical pattern. As it is, it has a bit of an
upwards lobe, hence the degraded performance at low elevation angles.
I thought you built a turnstile - why not use that for the SatGate, i'm
sure it would perform just fine. Maybe put a filtered preamp on it to eke
out a bit more performance.
On Sat, Dec 9, 2017 at 6:03 AM, Andrew Rich <vk4tec at tech-software.net>
> Try this
> Telnet rotate.aprs.net 14580
> User password
> #filter p/RS0ISS
> Than watch
> I just sold my vertical
> Arrow will go up on a rotator
> I have beaten my head against a brick wall trying to get vk4 going
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On 8 Dec 2017, at 9:28 pm, Josh <vk2hff at vk2hff.ampr.org> wrote:
> > From Sydney I often get picked up by satgates in VK3/4/5 and ZL - the
> > ISS's footprint is pretty large.
> > ISS is probably the only bird you'll have much luck with using just a
> > HT, but you might get into NO-84 on a good pass.
> > - Josh VK2HFF
> >> On 8/12/2017 10:11 PM, Marcus B wrote:
> >> I'm about to go on a hike through Tassie (Overland Track) in a few
> >> weeks, and I've been thinking about taking my VX8 with me and attempting
> >> a few posits along the way, is there anyone in earshot of the ISS
> >> SatGating around there? Any other aprs sats worth giving a go?
> >> 73,
> >> Marcus
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