[amsat-bb] Re: Antenna Opinions?
n0jy at lavabit.com
Wed Sep 22 07:18:30 PDT 2010
My two cents is that AO-51 seems to be very sensitive on the L band
receive, so a decent antenna will get in fine. I have been using RHCP on
my uplink, a 31 turn homebrew helix modeled after the VE3NPC, and I have
not experienced any fading problems on uplink. My choice then is to opt
for the circular polarization. I do feed mine directly at the antenna
(about 5 feet of LMR-400 from the upconverter) but I think your helix with
the power you are feeding it is probably quite capable and a better idea
to avoid the fading.
> Hi folks,
> So, we had a swap meet a couple of weekends ago, and I found a bargain I
> couldn't refuse. Of course, now I need to decide what to do with it...
> I'm leaning towards putting the Helix back up, and passing the new one on
> to someone more able to use it. What are your thoughts?
> Greg KO6TH
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