[amsat-bb] Re: Antenna

Gordon JC Pearce gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Mon Mar 29 10:35:27 PDT 2010

On Mon, 2010-03-29 at 02:27 -0400, Larry Lucas wrote:
> I am new at this and would like to find the plans to build a simple homebrew
> antenna to be able to use satellites. I know there are probably several so
> can you direct me to some of the simple and easiest and best? THANKS

Simple.  Go and find a page on WA5VJB "Cheap Yagi" designs, and build a
2m and 70cm one sharing a boom, 90 degrees apart.  Build a wee diplexer
(HB9ABX's design is good) if you want to feed both aerials to the same
radio, or just work split.

Dead easy.  A good, fun weekend project that you can make out of stuff
you have lying around (or maybe a quick trip to the local DIY store).

Gordon MM0YEQ

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