[amsat-bb] Re: Antennas: How High?

w7lrd@comcast.net 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 

----- Original Message ----- 
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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