[amsat-bb] Re: Stealth Satellite Station?
nss at mwt.net
Thu Oct 29 07:45:17 PDT 2009
Yes, height is NOT important.
I would only go as high as needed to clear the ground when the antenna
My first antenna for the birds ( Old birds Oscar 7 etc. ) was a 3
element 2 meter quad.
Small compact and it sat inside my house right next to me on a camera
tripod. and just twisted it by arm.
The next day I even worked someone in Arkansas from here in Wisconsin.
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David Wing wrote:
> Are you able to put up a "temporary" mast of modest height? I've used a 2
> foot section of fence pipe in a bucket of quickcrete as a base and then use
> a smaller diameter of fence pipe to slide into the piece that is held in the
> bucket of cement. I've gone as high as 30' with this kind of set-up by
> putting it next to a pillar, strapping it to the pillar with a truck load
> strap and then guying it with rope (this is how I put up my 6M summertime
> set-up...worked great).
> You certainly don't need to go 30'...12 or 15' might be just fine. If the
> landlord could see that it's not being bolted to his property and is
> basically a portable set-up, he might be a lot more open to it. In fact, I
> wouldn't even ask him. If you're not attaching it to his house and there
> are no restrictions to an antenna in the back-yard, go for it.
> -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf Of Kent Frazier
> Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 6:03 PM
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> Subject: [amsat-bb] Stealth Satellite Station?
> I currently live in a rental house and an outside antenna is out of the
> question. I asked about putting up a satellite TV dish at my own expense
> last year and received and flat out "NO". So, my current options are as
> 1. Going out to my car and working the FM birds with my Icom 2720H and 19"
> 2. Working the FM birds from the back/front yard or possibly inside the
> house with my Icom W32A and Elk LP antenna.
> 3. Setting up my 2720 in the house with some sort of stealth antenna and
> give a try at satellite APRS.
> Obviously options 1 and 3 still allow for option 2.
> Has anyone tried any form of stealth antenna for Satellites. I am really
> interested in the idea of combining the satellites and aprs together.
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