[amsat-bb] Re: Suggested mode S antennas for K5GNA downconverter

w7lrd@comcast.net w7lrd at comcast.net
Mon Apr 14 11:04:23 PDT 2008

Lest we not a forget a fairly short helix 5-10 turns.  Would probably be good enough for AO-51.  Depending on ones construction methods, it could be fragile.  They are easy to build and fairly "forgiving"
73 Bob W7LRD

"if this were easy, everyone would be doing it"

-------------- Original message -------------- 
From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu> 

> > I am trying to come up with a portable sat 
> > station that can fit in a briefcase. I have the 
> > dipole and reflector antenna that K5GNA sells for 
> > his downconverter but I am looking for something 
> > compact that can fit in the briefcase and the 
> > reflector cant. 
> See my foldable S-Band 1 meter dish Portable: 
> http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/ao40ant.html 
> You can make it out of simple aluminum roof flashing. 
> Bob, Wb4APR 
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