[amsat-bb] Re: more antenna discussions....

David Palmer zdap42 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 18 14:41:51 PDT 2011

Like Drew, I've had great results with linear antennas.  I use either
a linearly-polarized Elk antenna (for portable ops), or a home az/el
setup using a 2M7 (vertical) VHF yagi and a 15-el Diamond (horizontal)
UHF yagi.  Both systems work just fine for me on the FM and SSB sats.

73 de Dave KB5WIA / CM88

On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 1:42 PM, Andrew Glasbrenner
<glasbrenner at mindspring.com> wrote:
> On Mar 18, 2011, at 4:13 PM, Jeff Moore <tnetcenter at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Horizontally polarized beams will not work very well for satellite use
> I disagree, at least for 2m. For several years I've used a 2m7 or cushcraft 10 element horizontal yagi on 2m with fine results. Being horizontal allows me to play on terrestrial as well as meteor scatter where the extra gain from polarity makes a huge difference. Sat links are generally good enough that it doesn't matter much at least on 2m. Obviously there is some compromise in this setup, but it hasn't been a problem yet.
> 73, Drew KO4MA

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