[amsat-bb] Re: Mount an Arrow on rotator with 2m vertical or horizontal
k8bl at ameritech.net
Tue Apr 16 09:44:38 PDT 2013
For the Satellites, it completely doesn't matter. At any given moment,
you only have 1 chance in 90 that you will have matching polarization.
So, if you plan to use the antenna for other than Satellites, set your polarization
for that purpose (V for FM or H for SSB/CW).
My plan is to install 2 Elk antennas, one V and one H. Then, have a relay that
I can switch between the two and choose the best downlink signal at any
given moment. This arrangement will also give me optimum flexibility for
terrestrial operation on 2 & 440.
Now, where can I find a relay to do that function?????
73/GL, Bob K8BL
--- On Tue, 4/16/13, Lee Maisel <maisel at lobo.net> wrote:
From: Lee Maisel <maisel at lobo.net>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Mount an Arrow on rotator with 2m vertical or horizontal
To: "Don Hoover (WS4E)" <ws4e at arrl.net>
Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 12:24 AM
I have mine mounted with 2m elements horizontal, because that's how it
seems I used it most when it was handheld.
Don Hoover (WS4E) wrote:
> Just wondering, should I mount my arrow with the 2m elements oriented
> vertical or horizontal?
> I am planning on putting it at 15deg and just using a az rotator.
> Does it even matter which way its oriented since the polarity of the sats
> are always changing?
> Maybe I should mount it like this: / instead.
> Just curious what some thought was the best way to go.
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