[amsat-bb] Ground plane vs. Eggbeater vs. best omnidirectional antenna?
billdz.geo at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 9 19:26:48 PST 2008
Homebrewed a K5OE Eggbeater II and tried it out today,
but did not notice much, if any, improvement over the
1/4 wave ground plane I had been using. Both were 30'
high, 50' of 9913, no mast-mounted preamp. Can hear
AO-51 OK but can barely hear AO-27 with both antennas.
Is this as good as it gets with an omnidirectional
antenna? Can AO-27 be heard well with the M2
eggbeater? With a mast-mounted pre-amp? Is there a
better omni than the eggbeater?
I hear AO-27 much better with an HT and an Arrow.
73, Bill NZ5N
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