[amsat-bb] Re: Starter antennas

John Ronan jpronans at gmail.com
Tue May 4 07:50:57 PDT 2010

On 4 May 2010, at 12:56, Peter Portanova wrote:

> Ron,
> I really like your message,  "if it was easy it wouldn't be as fun". 

Thinking along those lines

Speaking for a "Non" satellite station point of view.  I saw on here (I think) that the power level was going to be slightly higher for the current schedule.  I have an FT-847 and a 6m/2m/70cms omni on the roof.  I also have a 2m/70cms pre-amp near the antenna.  On a pass yesterday morning, I could hear AO-51 reasonably well (when folks weren't keying over one another) so I dropped my call-sign into a small gap.  4 contacts later (and one on the next pass), I'm still smiling.

Looking for a cheap rotator now suitable to hold a small beam for VHF/UHF.
Actually I have a Mini-kits L-band LNA.  Any pointers for a simple to construct antenna?

de John

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