[amsat-bb] Re: Antenna discussions,

Glen Zook gzook at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 19 08:56:39 PDT 2011

Back in the "goode olde dayes", if we didn't have an elevation rotor we would put a horizontally polarized yagi at a fixed 30 degree elevation.  That allowed working the satellites for at least 95 percent of a pass and often for a complete pass.

I did this for quite a while before I obtained a rotor for controlling the elevation.

Glen, K9STH
AMSAT 239 / LM 463

Website:  http://k9sth.com

--- On Sat, 3/19/11, Ellis Foley <wa1rks at yahoo.com> wrote:

Like so many before me posted, I have had gud success with linear polarized antennas. I have been using stacked 11 el vertically pol, on 2m since 1974, and recently went to 2x20 el on 432-435 mhz horizontally pol, stacked in between the vertical 2m ant, With great success. as most of you  that posted have worked me on them. fixed elevation also. from 0-30 deg. off the horizons I do very well, little spotty over head, although I do need some pre-amps to work the fm birds. but I think thats more of an radio problelm than antenna. my 2 cents worth! Pics of my ant. on my QRZ spot,along with the "Beast" my new HB 9el 36ft boom 6m ant.


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