[amsat-bb] Re: Elk Antenna ?

Mark Lunday mlunday at nc.rr.com
Thu Jun 4 08:52:32 PDT 2009

Regarding the 30 degree fixed elevation...I can tell you this will work just
fine from my experience.  The beanwidth is not like a 10 element yagi with
sharp drop offs that require precise aiming.  You should be good to go.

Mark Lunday
wd4elg at arrl.net

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of harry at gunship.org
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2009 6:54 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Elk Antenna ?

I want to mount the Elk dual band 144/440 antenna up on my 85' tower.
Can I get away with a fixed elevation of about 30 degrees and horizontal
I recognize that this is a compromise, but I'd like to avoid the additional
complexity of dealing with an azimuth rotor.
Any thoughts appreciated.
73 de harry, W6DXO

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