[amsat-bb] Re: EggBeater

Steve Bluemel stevebluemel at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 15:43:03 PDT 2009

Hey Jeff,

I hear ya. I have a blast with the Elk and my FT-60. Part of the fun for me
is figuring out how things work and experimenting. I could buy a M2 antenna
and be done with it, but this just keeps the hobby new for me.

I worked AO-50 and ISS on my first attempt with the elk long periodic, and
man did the big hit me!


On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 3:27 PM, Jeff Yanko <wb3jfs at cox.net> wrote:

> Hi Steve,
> I don't use an eggbeater but have been having fun with an HT and Arrow
> antenna.  I managed to work a couple stations on the 3:00pm AO-27 pass.
> Surprised to work KL7XJ, in Alaska.  He had a great signal here in Las
> Vegas.  The pre-amp will certainly help out and you should be copying the
> birds without a problem.
> 73,
> Jeff  WB3JFS
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Steve Bluemel" <stevebluemel at gmail.com
> >
> To: "Dave hartzell" <hartzell at gmail.com>; <AMSAT-BB at amsat.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 3:14 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: EggBeater
>   Hi Dave,
>> Dont be too suprised. It probably not the antenna, but my construction of
>> it. I am building it and I new to the theory. I wish I had been born with
>> an
>> engineer's mind instead of good looks!
>> I also had not been listening to the correct birds. Thanks to Rick WA4NVM,
>> I
>> did copy some of the AO-27 pass at approx. 3:00pm pacific time. It wasnt
>> great copy, but i heard
>> On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 3:01 PM, Dave hartzell <hartzell at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> Hi Steve,
>>> It is surprising to read that you are not hearing anything.  I have
>>> repeatedly used a 2m and 70cm Eggbeater for the sats and have had no
>>> problem hearing things.  No pre-amp.
>>> I was using a short cable (e.g. less than 10 meters).   The rigs I
>>> used were a FT-736r (deaf) and a FT-847 (so-so).
>>> 73,
>>> Dave
>>> On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:08 AM, Steve Bluemel <stevebluemel at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> > Well, Im sorry to say that my Egg Beater experiment has yet to yield >
>>> any
>>> > good results. I have attempted passes on IIS, AO-51, and SO-50 and not
>>> heard
>>> > a single contact. Im a trying some reconfiguring and will keep at it. I
>>> will
>>> > post pictures of my progress soon and would appreciate any observations
>>> you
>>> > might have.
>>> >
>>> > I'll tell you, the Pre-amp thread could not have been more timely. I >
>>> just
>>> > ordered one from ARR. If im lucky....and im always lucky, this will >
>>> make
>>> > some difference.
>>> >
>>> > In the mean time, I will listen for you all with the Elk and HT!
>>> >
>>> > Cheers!
>>> >
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