[amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 S-Band antenna polarization

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Tue Dec 21 12:02:18 PST 2010

Hi John!

> Does anyone know the polarization of the 2.4 GHz transmissions from AO-51.
> Are they circular?  If so which polarity, RHCP or LHCP?  Are they linear?
> If so is there a preferred receiving polarization?  I have examined the
> AMSAT web site and many references on the Internet, but cannot seem to find
> the answer.

It's linear.  Page 7 in the PDF at:


has a brief description and a picture of the L/S antenna on AO-51.



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