[amsat-bb] Re: Attack rotor.

James Duffey jamesduffey at comcast.net
Sat Jun 6 06:47:24 PDT 2009

Steve - Somewhat lower angles will be better, Bob recommends 15  
degrees. Start with that. Mount the antenna so that the elements are  
horizontal. When handheld, you can twist the antenna to adjust  
polarization, when it is fixed, you take what you get. It shouldn't be  
a big problem, you will just notice some fades that you can't adjust  
out. BUt the advantages of a gain antenna up high and rotatable in  
azimuth overcome that. - Duffey

On Jun 5, 2009, at 10:34 PM, Steve Bluemel wrote:

> Hey everyone,
> I have decided to take some great advice and mount my Elk on a rotor  
> in the
> attack. I have been told 30 degrees is good, but how do i orient it  
> to be
> the most reliable? When i work the Elk by hand, i keep turning it to  
> keep a
> good signal. I think you all know what im asking..
> Any advise would be appreciated
> 73! Steve, KI6OQU.
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