[amsat-bb] Re: a couple tweaks to work AO-27 & SO-50
w9ae at charter.net
Sat Jun 9 12:47:07 PDT 2012
To measure elevation you can buy a simple elevation gauge or protractor.
"Eyeballing" the elevation should get you within 10 degrees of the
actual elevation which is well within the beam width of your antennas.
When using headphones it's easy to "peak" the antennas by ear. Simply
wave the antennas back and forth and stop when you get the best quieting
(on an FM sat). Or stop slightly "ahead" of the best quieting, so you
won't have to adjust it again so soon.
Wayne Estes W9AE
Oakland, Oregon, USA, Cn83ik
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