There was a good AO-51 pass here earlier, and I managed to hook up my radio to the laptop and record some of it with my IOio antenna. This was about a 50 degree eastern pass for me, so it was one I could easily listen to from my living room. After picking it up around due east, I was able to follow it down to about 5 degrees of elevation and 350 degrees on the compass heading. I heard calls from CA, WA, AZ, UT, OR, TX, and one guy in Mexico, at the very end no less! Good stuff. I still haven't added coax to the 145 MHz element, so I'm not able to attempt QSOs, but I'm confident that it will work well for that when the time comes.
Click below to listen to my recording.