[amsat-bb] Re: [SPAM] Re: AO-51 V/S
Edward R. Cole
kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Fri Sep 10 09:23:24 PDT 2010
I recently purchased the HyperGain® HG2409PCR
flat-panel 8-dBic RHCP 2.4 GHz antenna from L-com
to use for s-band Leo sats. I got a good price
but now they are listed for $28.99. I have a 0.8
dBNF DEMI preamp to use with my Drake
downconverters (left-over from AO-40 era).
73, ED - KL7UW
At 07:42 AM 9/10/2010, Matt Patterson wrote:
>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.
>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
> > K7TEJ
> > ---- 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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73, Ed - KL7UW, WD2XSH/45
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