[amsat-bb] Re: Starter antennas

Josh Smith juicewvu at gmail.com
Wed May 5 08:17:08 PDT 2010

I'll have to reiterate what others have said about having great luck
using my Arrow II and a camera tripod.  It works great.

Josh Smith
email/jabber:  juicewvu at gmail.com
phone:  304.237.9369(c)

On Wed, May 5, 2010 at 9:03 AM, John Ronan <jpronans at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?
> Regards
> de John
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