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

Joel Black jbblack68 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 14:35:23 PST 2010

Yes, I agree with that, Clint.  I have been looking at Jerry Brown's, K5OE,
archived pages available here:


After looking at it, I think I like the radiation patterns of the TPM II's
better than any other LEO antenna I've seen thus far.  There may be better
out there that I have not seen.  I have worked Jerry several times with him
using those antennas.

I don't have a problem with large arrays where I live, but they're just
overkill IMHO.  I only have one large tree to the SW and with the beamwidth
of 22 elements on VHF and 44 on UHF, my rotor is constantly working.

Joel, W4JBB

On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 10:45 PM, Clint Bradford <clintbradford at mac.com>wrote:

> >> ... Does it -matter- if he uses a preamp on FM, SSB, or freaking two
> cans and a string?
> Absolutely not. It has just been my "mantra" the past four years advising
> folks that you do not need 100 Watts of TX power, expensive Yagis on the
> roof, and a rotator under computer control to get into working the FM
> satellites.
> Now, then, if I lived in Drew's neighborhood, all that equipment sounds
> pretty appealing ... working the birds while adding fire to the fireplace
> with a hot toddy (or three) at hand.
> Clint, K6LCS
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