[amsat-bb] Re: AO=51 and Yagi Polarization
Garie Halstead K8KFJ
khyberpass65 at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 2 16:39:11 PST 2008
Clint Bradford <clintbrad4d at earthlink.net> wrote:
> You are talking about the two satellites I regularly access using a
> handheld radio at about 2.5W and either an Arrow dual-band antenna
> or simply a longer duck.
> In my experiences, orienting the Arrow 90 degrees in either direction
> gives no discernable improvement on the RX signal: It's clear and
> wonderful no matter how I twist the Arrow.
My experience has been quite different Clint. There have been times when I've noticed a drop in signal strength, rotated my Arrow antenna 90 degrees, to find the signal strength back up. I had been told earlier by an experienced sat op of the FM birds that there would be shifts in polarization during passes that I would have to correct for. It appeared to me his advice was correct.
73, Gary -K8KFJ-
Sat VUCC #125
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