[amsat-bb] Re: Thoughts on alternative eggbeater build/feeding

George Henry ka3hsw at earthlink.net
Thu Jan 24 12:42:36 PST 2008

I've got oodles of RG-62 coax....  shoot me an address and a buck or two for 
postage & I'll send you a couple of feet....

George, KA3HSW

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "jonny 290" <jonny290 at gmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 6:27 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Thoughts on alternative eggbeater build/feeding

> Ye olde bird nerds,
> I was sketching out some plans to rebuild my practically-failed
> Eggbeater antenna project for
> 70cm, as I am tired of cranking the rotator knob every pass and want to
> try out a good omni satellite antenna, which I
> can hang from the top limb of a tree 30 feet above my shack window (best
> option on my city lot).
> My plan is to build on the K5OE Eggbeater II antenna. One thing that's
> always bugged me about these antennas
> is that most are implemented using a 93 ohm coaxial section to phase the
> loops. This is hard stuff to find, and though
> I know some hams say, "anything below 1.5 SWR is OK", I'm a
> perfectionist and want to try to polish it up.

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