[amsat-bb] Re: Antennas: How High?
w7lrd at comcast.net
Sat Jul 11 14:41:43 PDT 2009
My antenna height philosophy goes like this-I try get away with as much as I can get away with considering, cost, XYL attitude, powerlines, falling on neighbors. The idea of, "just one more foot" can go on forever. My roof line already looks like a NASA facility.
73 Bob W7LRD
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From: harry at gunship.org
To: "AMSAT" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Saturday, July 11, 2009 1:19:25 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: [amsat-bb] Antennas: How High?
I want to upgrade from my hand held Arrow to something permanently mounted outside with and Ele/ Az rotor.
I have a single story home with roof peak at about 22 feet. I can easily mount a 10' - 20' mast directly outside the shack anchored in concrete and bolted to my roof eaves.
If I use two masts sections I will get a net height of about 17' which means I will be "looking" through my roof on the lower easterly orientated passes. Gaining the additional height to completely clear the roof line will be increasingly problematic. How much should I be concerned about this, etc?
I'd like some real world feedback / suggestions.
Thanks in advance.
73 de harry, W6DXO
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