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

Matt Patterson mattpatt at 1starnet.com
Fri Sep 10 08:42:43 PDT 2010

Hi Rick,

I know Kent's site very well.  Used to do a lot of VHF rovering and just 
about all my antennas were "cheap" yagis.  They work great and you can't 
beat the cost.   Anyway, I'm in need of a 2.4GHz antenna for S mode 
downlink on AO-51.  Kent's cheap yagi antenna designs don't go up that high.

73 Matt

On 9/10/2010 10:28 AM, saguaroastro at cox.net wrote:
> Matt,
> Try Kent Britain's (WA5VJB) Site. I made my 144/435 Antenna from his plans for under $20.00. Works like a charm&  easy to build.
> He's got plans for various bands including 1296Mhz. A good resource.
> http://www.wa5vjb.com/yagi-pdf/cheapyagi.pdf
> 73
> Rick
> ---- Matt Patterson<mattpatt at 1starnet.com>  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
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