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Re: ARISS Station equipment?

Hello Paul,

I use a Kenwood TM-V7 with a little comet ground plane antenna.
In each pass I receive many beacons from ISS, and alsomy beacons
 arrive ISS very easy.
But with a yagi you will receive more beacons, and it works much
 better to the ISS bbs!!!
Also for PCSAT1 and PCSAT2 it is wise to use cross yagi(s).
The TM-D700 is also a good choice because also that radio has full duplex.
With full duplex it is easy to operate the (voice) FM amateur satellites.
Yesterday I heard myself back on the downlink on AO-51 with the
little groundplane antenna.
Look also for ISS communication info on my website!
Good luck!

73's Cor PD0RKC

>Hi all,
>I am new to the ham scene (still waiting for my radio exams!), but I
>am researching what kind of set up I would need to do packet data
>"digipeating" via the ISS and PCSat1 PCSat2.
>I have googled a lot, and looked all over the ARISS websites, but
>cannot find a good description of what I need for my ARISS ground
>station. Will a 2m yagi connected to a Kenwood D700A do the trick?
>What's the best 2m/70cm receiver for ARISS type set ups?
>If you have done digipeating or voice to ISS, can you share your
>antenna/reciever set up with me.
>Many thanks
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