[amsat-bb] Re: AL-800

Amir Findling K9CHP sarlabs at twcny.rr.com
Fri Nov 16 12:51:45 PST 2007

That stress can be alleviated by using a short pig-tail, even a lossy 
one as on such short ones the loss will not be meaningful yet the stress 
relief will. I find I can actually hold the radio up and read the 
display while my antenna is pointing down or at whatever angle reception 
is the best.. With practice, you can even operate the radio/antenna 
single handed.

73 de Amir K9CHP, member ARRL, AMSAT #36083

K9 Training Officer, Cayuga County Highland SAR, 

K9 Certification Tester, NYS Federation of SAR Teams www.nysfedsar.org 

1^st Special Response Group (1SRG) www.1srg.org <http://www.1srg.org/>

Apprentice Tracker, Joel Hardin Professional Tracking Services, 
www.jhardin-inc.org <http://www.jhardin-inc.org/>


Clint Bradford wrote:
> The AL-800 places a great deal of stress on your BNC connector - please be very careful when using it. 
> I prefer the Smiley 270A, with its built-in spring at the bottom. I even use their SMA model with confidence.
> http://www.htantennas.com
> Clint Bradford, K6LCS
> 909-241-7666
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