[amsat-bb] Re: Egg Beater Antenna

Ronald G. Parsons w5rkn at amsat.org
Fri Apr 10 12:36:29 PDT 2009

My experience with a set of M2 eggbeater antennas (EB-144 and EB-432) has 
exceeded all my expectations. My antennas are about 20 feet in the air (just 
about roof-ridge height) and behind tree canopy for about 180 deg az. I have 
a pair of Icom preamps and 30' of good quality coax. I run about 75 watts 
with an Icom IC-910H.

Results with ISS are excellent on all modes (U/V, V/U, voice, packet, and 
SSTV). I get full quieting above about 5 deg and have worked Mike Fincke and 
received SSTV right down to the horizon.

I have also had good results on FO-29, VO-52 and AO-51.

I would echo the comments of Jim  KQ6EA with regard to the CopperWeld wire. 
Be careful.

Of course, your mileage may vary, but I am very pleased.


----- Original Message ----- > Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2009 18:30:17 -0700
> From: Steve Bluemel <stevebluemel at gmail.com>
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  Egg Beater Antenna
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> Hello All,
> How many of you use Egg Beater Style antennas? Would you please share your
> thoughts and opinions about their performance, commercial or homebrew?
> Thanks,
> Steve KI6OQU

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