[amsat-bb] Re: AO-7 Mode A antenna
jhjipping at ameritech.net
Sun Oct 31 10:00:54 PDT 2010
Good Afternoon, All:
Ever have someone tell you to read and read, again any email you write
before you send it ??
After church today, I went to get my email, and saw what I sent to "you
A correction or two concerning that successful antenna. The one I
described was used with marginal success. The one that really worked
the best was in fact four slopping dipoles (at 45 degrees to the tower)
, one for each directional side of the steel tower --- N, E, S, W,
attached to the tower at about 40 feet up. Two relays gave me antenna
selection at the tower so I could have only one feed line to the shack.
I regularly worked all the AO and RS satellites is all directions.
Mode A to Hawaii was a real challenge, but I did it often.
Jim Jipping, W8MRR
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