[amsat-bb] Re: Starter antennas
ronoverdrive at tehfurry.com
Mon May 3 21:10:05 PDT 2010
Personally I just use my Arrow II hand held yagi and my Yaesu VX-7R for
working satellites. Its a little challenging doing this without a tripod,
but if it was easy it wouldn't be as fun.
On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 10:55 PM, Jim Walls <jim at k6ccc.org> wrote:
> Jacob Tennant wrote:
> > I have a set of M2 loops antennas for 2 meters & 70cm and from reading
> their website they state that they are good LEO antennas. So I was wondering
> what the consensus is from anyone that has tried them.
> > I understand that they won't be as good as a CP beam setup on a az/el
> rotator, but since I have nothing up as of yet hoping they will at least let
> me get started, was also hoping to use them for a mobile satellite setup as
> They will work, but understand that you will be dealing with a VERY
> WEAK signal. In my opinion, not the best for a starter antenna. An
> experienced operator who knows what they are getting into, and is
> willing (or desiring) the extra challenge can do fine with them. I have
> used a set of those loops for mobile operations, but I also have
> thousands of satellite QSOs in my log, and I know what I can and cannot
> do with them.
> Jim Walls - K6CCC
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