[amsat-bb] Re: Stealth Satellite Station?

Bruce Robertson ve9qrp at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 04:44:09 PDT 2009

On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 2:57 AM, Tim Goodrich <tim at timgoodrich.net> wrote:
> Build a 2m and 70cm Quadrifilar Helix- they'll give you coverage virtually
> horizon to horizon. Stick them on the roof by using a number of hose clamps
> to attach the PVC mast to one of the roof's metal plumbing vent pipes (not a
> gas exhaust or anything with hot air).
> Low profile, completely temporary, and good coverage.
> Tim

Tim's idea is a fine one. Alternatively, you could use AA2TX's
lindenblad designs.  You can even get away with a simple groundplane
bolted onto a female bulkhead N-connector.

In all these cases, though, the most important addition to your setup,
especially on 70cm, will be a low-noise preamp which is connected to
the antenna by a short run of very low-loss coax, such as LMR400.

Finally, as for hand-held use, have you tried operating your ht with
hand-held yagi indoors as if you were out-of-doors? Depending on the
sort of building you live in, this can work fairly well.

73, Bruce

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