[amsat-bb] Re: Other Sat ants

Gordon JC Pearce gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Fri Jun 5 01:33:55 PDT 2009

On Thu, 2009-06-04 at 16:50 -0600, Jerry Felts wrote:
> I was wondering is there a small 144/435 antenna?  I'm open to ideas,
> trying to come up with something simple cheap and fast. It would be
> put at the 20ft level on my tower. At 25 ft level is a 9 el M2 2m yagi
> but its not at a angle.  I like the Elk cause it only has one feedline
> but would not want to mount it outside permanently.

Make an Elk-style antenna.  Sticking the diplexer up there is no biggie.
As long as your preamp has TX/RX switching, that should survive too.

Hot glue and IP-rated boxes work wonders.


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