[amsat-bb] Re: Other Sat ants

Justin Pinnix justin at fuzzythinking.com
Fri Jun 5 07:12:52 PDT 2009

How hard is it to reproduce the Elk in a homebrew? It's a log perioidic and
all of the "build your own" articles I've found on the web are for yagis.
Are the log periodic's dimensions more critical?

What about building a pair of yagis (
http://www.wa5vjb.com/references/Cheap%20Antennas-LEOs.pdf) and mounting
them on the same boom?  That would eliminate the need for a diplexer,
depending on how you were planning to hook it up.

73 de AJ4MJ
On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 4:33 AM, Gordon JC Pearce <gordonjcp at gjcp.net> wrote:

> 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.
> Gordon
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