[amsat-bb] Re: 10 meter yagi??

DF2MZ Edgar.Kaiser at t-online.de
Tue Oct 25 06:54:44 PDT 2011

Hi All,

I am using a vertical dipole, 10 m above ground for AO 7 mode A and I 
have good signals as soon as the bird is 1 degree above horizon. I think 
the vertical dipole provides better illumination towards horizon but of 
course has a null in the zenith, but that is anyway less interesting for 
dx on shortwave and Satellite.


Am 25.10.2011 14:46, schrieb Michael Schulz:
> Hi Kevin,
> On Oct 25, 2011, at 12:58 AM, Kevin Deane wrote:
>> If I suspended a few  directors in front of a 10 meter dipole with a reflector of course, would that work?
> I tried several times to get the mode A downlink of AO-7 to work for me. I tried a dipole, a vertical (ground mounted)
> and also a 3 element yagi but no dice. Next step is to get the vertical up at 20 or 30ft. and see what happens then.
> If it's for general antenna concerns, then yes but you wouldn't be able to rotate it in a very effective way :). I built a
> rotatable dipole for 10m once using PVC pipe and then running the wire alongside that pipe. Now one could of
> course build it out but then it becomes a matter of material as well in order to keep it stable.
> 73 Mike K5TRI
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