[amsat-bb] Re: New Lindy's QRV

David Ek dave at eksfiles.net
Mon Feb 8 18:49:04 PST 2010

Well, each to their own, obviously. I've worked the birds using the 
Arrow antenna and an HT, and that works okay, but I secretly dream about 
working them from the shack instead of sitting in the back yard, and big 
pointable antennas are a no-no in my neighborhood. I can get away with 
something more discrete, like the Lindy.

73, Dave NK0E

Clint wrote:

I read that article, and when I got to the last of it and he mentioned 
that he was using a pre-amp for working the FM birds, I wondered out 
loud: "Why???"

We're working '27, '50, and '51 with HTs and meager antenna 
improvements. Better yet, build a tape measure Yagi - you can realize 
great gain with about six bucks of parts. Note that I haven't mentioned, 
"Buy a pre-amp" anywhere. I was considering building one of those 
antennas mentioned in QST last month - until I read that he was using a 

I'll just stick with what works for me ... home-brew or commercial Yagis 
... a log periodic every now and then ... and no pre-amp anywhere.

Clint, K6LCS

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