[amsat-bb] Re: The Easy SATs?

Rick Tejera saguaroastro at cox.net
Mon Nov 22 14:28:34 PST 2010

Here's a set of plans for an easy to build cheap Yagi: 


I've built one (which testifies to the fact that it is easy to build!) and
it works like a charm. I've work SO-50 to within 5 degrees of the horizon.

Clear Skies

Rick Tejera
Editor SACnews,
Public Outreach Coordinator
Saguaro Astronomy Club
Phoenix, Arizona
saguaroastro at cox.net 
K7TEJ, AMSAT 38452

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Monday, November 22, 2010 13:17
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Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: The Easy SATs?

>> ... a brief list of Sats to initially target that are pretty easy to get
into ...

Complete info for working the easy FM birds is at ...


>> ... I have a FT847 ...

Turn the power way down ... (grin)

>> ... and use 2M 70CM antennas (vertical) ...

Not as much "easily aim-able" gain there than a little ole handheld Yagi or

We are talking really weak signals from 500+ miles away ... A handheld Yagi
is going to probably out-perform the verticals!

Clint Bradford, K6LCS

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