[amsat-bb] Re: TransAtlantic Balloon on 28 MHz ?

Roger Rogerkola at aol.com
Thu Feb 16 08:39:48 PST 2012

CB uses vertical beams...the difficulty is that they have to have a non 
metallic mounting pole extending into the beam or be end mounted (think 

With enough planning I'm sure enough hams could chase something up and 
use empty Stationmaster radomes, fiberglass poles or even schedule 80 
pipe to get something up.


On 2/16/2012 12:18 AM, Bob Bruninga wrote:
> Do you have a 10 meter (28 MHz) vertically polarized beam?
> We are working on a 28 MHz transatlantic Balloon with a CW transmitter on 10m using (of course) a vertical dipole.
> It will have no GPS, so tracking will be entirely by beam headings and some signal-strength assessment.
> Just wondering if anyone has a vertical beam.
> A horizontal beam will be useless for direction finding.  All it will do is point to whatever is reflecting the energy into the strongest horizontal component...
> Hummh...
> Bob, WB4APR
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