[amsat-bb] Re: eggbeater rx performance

Steve Bluemel stevebluemel at gmail.com
Fri May 29 20:16:46 PDT 2009

Hey Eric,

I aggree with the comments on the hand held antenna. I use the Elk exclusively at this point but would like to find a base antenna option. I cannot use beams of rotored antennas as I just don't have the real estate. 

I have met folks on this board who totaly believe in eggbeaters, but I cannot afford to buy one only to learn that it didn't meet expectations. I have been building some, but haven't quite worked it out yet. 

I have built a turnstyle for 440 with an AAR preamp. It isn't great, but it shows some promise. 

I will follow this thread and hope we both find our solutions

73!  Steve. KI6OQU
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-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Fort <eric.fort at gmail.com>

Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 18:17:17 
To: Amsat BB<amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Subject: [amsat-bb]  eggbeater rx performance

I/m interested in the possibility of using oscars 27, 29, 50, 51, and 52
without using rotors or directional antennas and maybe while mobile.  Uplink
seems not to be a problem as one can always QRO to a level where the
satellite sees an apropriate signal level that is enough but without robing
power from other transponder users.  On recieve though you still gotta be
able to hear 'em to work 'em.  Is an eggbeater and a preamp enough to hear
decently or is there another (better) way?  Is working mobile and/or without
directional antennas even practical?  what's the best way to do it?


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