[amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 V/S

Matt Patterson mattpatt at 1starnet.com
Fri Sep 10 07:39:05 PDT 2010

Hi Drew,

It's a California Microwave unit that has already been modified.  The 
plan right now is for portable use.  Two HTs, a 5/8 wave mag mount on my 
truck for the uplink and whatever antenna I can come up with for the 
downlink. I have a small gell cell battery that will power the 

73 Matt

On 9/10/2010 9:15 AM, Andrew Glasbrenner wrote:
> Matt Patterson wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Thanks to everyone for all of your responses.  It looks like I have 
>> found a downconverter.  Next question...  Does anyone have any ideas 
>> on a cheap and easy homebrew antenna?  Would a "cantenna" work for a 
>> small portable setup?  I'm trying to do this as cheaply as possible 
>> as AO-51 isn't in this mode very often.
>> 73 Matt
>> W5LL
> Hi Matt,
> Which downconverter did you find? Do you intend to work the satellite 
> portable, or mount the 2.4Ghz antenna on a rotor? Let me know, and 
> I'll make a recommendation or two.
> 73, Drew KO4MA

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