[amsat-bb] Re: Combining two Arrow Antennas

Chris Bloy chris at photofuture.co.uk
Wed Mar 4 09:58:51 PST 2009

Hi Andrew,

Andrew Glasbrenner wrote:
> Don't be overly long winded and the frequency adjustment issue isn't a 
> problem. You don't have to use CAT control at all, especially on full 
> duplex setups!
> I'd use the existing 706 for transmit, and the 817 for receive. The 
> previous issue then becomes moot. Take a laptop and the 817 and an 
> arrow for portable half duplex fun. I do this for hamfest demos and 
> while on vacation, and it never fails to please. Matter of fact I just 
> bought a used eee netbook for a lighter source of prediction and 
> Doppler correction.
Ok, well that is the way I have been doing it.. I find controlling the 
antenna the biggest issue, just though having two on a rotator would 
improve the Downlink, as I have issues hear it sometime.. and controling 
the radio?

Do you have any photo's of your portable setup?

Thanks for your time..


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