[amsat-bb] Antennas For AO-7 Mode A

B J va6bmj at gmail.com
Sun Oct 23 21:07:36 PDT 2011

I'm looking for a suitable antenna that I can use to operate over AO-7 in
mode A .  The main requirement that it be hand-held.

I've looked on the Internet and, so far, I haven't found any off-the-shelf
antennas.  I did, however, find several websites that have instructions for
home-brew designs but none were specifically for mode A.

One possibility that occurred to me is to combine 2 different types, such as
an eggbeater for 2 m and a hand-held HF loop for 10 m.  One drawback that I
see for this arrangement is that it might be too big or too heavy for it to
be practical as a hand-held unit.

Does anyone know of a commercially available mode A antenna suitable for
hand-held operation or know of a home-brew design for one?

Thank you.


Bernhard VA6BMJ @ DO33FL

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