[amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 V/S
aa2tx at comcast.net
Fri Sep 10 09:09:32 PDT 2010
I recommand a tomato can antenna.
Get an empty can with diameter 3.25" and length 4.25"
(i.e. a tomato can)
Solder a piece of #14 wire to single-hole mount N-connector
so that the total length above the connector is 1.25"
Cut a hole for the connector centered 2-5/8" from
the bottom and mount it to the can.
I have used this with an AIDC 3731 connected directly at
the antenna and feeding an FT-817 to receive AO-51 V/S.
It works for me and it is pretty cheap.
At 09:13 AM 9/10/2010, Matt Patterson wrote:
>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.
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