[amsat-bb] Re: a couple tweaks to work AO-27 & SO-50

Thomas Doyle tomdoyle1948 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 9 10:39:12 PDT 2012

I have one of these, it is cheap and works great. Mine is black for some
reason. Or you can just wave it around till you hear something.


73 W9KE Tom Doyle

On Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 12:02 PM, Jimmy KC9PXZ <kc9pxz at gmail.com> wrote:

> Good Morning,
>     First I want to take a moment to say thank you to those that sent me
> off list E mails with advice. I have a couple tweaks I have been thinking
> on. One is due to easier set up.  setting up my 3 element yagi & my 70CM 6
> element yagi @ 90 degrees to each other. Still using two radio's so I can
> be
> full duplex. What are peoples thoughts as to setting my antennas up 90
> degrees to each other?
>    The other thought is that I have what I call a "ball" compass there is
> North, South,  East & West on the top & the same on the side with degree
> marks on it. All I need now is something to tell me how many degrees up
> from
> the horizon I am. I thought if I could find something to print out with
> degrees to scale on it and put that on a piece of cardboard, wood or
> something. Then take a string & put washers on it to act as a counter
> weight. The string would stay in the same place but the scale would move as
> I point the tripod up or down.  Then I would read it to know how many
> degrees up or down I am from the horizon. The problem is I don't know what
> there called so I am not sure what to search on google to find the scale.
> What is that called?
> 73
> Jimmy
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tom ...

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