[amsat-bb] L Band Uplink Ant
w9ae at charter.net
Wed Sep 27 10:21:32 PDT 2006
What do most folks use for a L Band uplink antenna?
Wayne W9AE replies:
The Teksharp 4-foot mesh dish kit was popular in the final months of
AO-40 operation. Most people used it with a dual band patch feed, so
one dish is used for L-band uplink AND S-band downlink. The TranSystem
AIDC downconverter from K5GNA worked well in this setup because it
doesn't require extra filtering to reject strong L-band TX signals. The
4-foot mesh dish has less wind load than a solid 3-foot dish and more
gain than the biggest yagi or loop antenna.
Wayne Estes W9AE
Oakland, Oregon, USA, CN83ik
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