[amsat-bb] Re: Official Word for the 70cm Antenna?

Phil Karn karn at philkarn.net
Thu Aug 18 20:16:48 PDT 2011

On 8/17/11 5:29 PM, Mike Schaffer wrote:

> What is the official AMSAT/ARISSat1 team finding on the ARISSat-1 70cm quarter-wave
> receive antenna on the bottom of the satellite? I have not heard updated news about that 
> since the jettison occurred.

As far as I know, and this is *NOT* the official word, the correct
antenna was installed but the external section of the element was broken
off. There's about 1.5" of antenna blade embedded in the epoxy, which is
why the antenna still hears pretty well. Reports of users getting into
the transponder with as little as 1W prove it can't be the dummy load.


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