[amsat-bb] Re: LEO-satellites-antennas... ?
francesco.messineo at gmail.com
Tue Jan 7 00:25:26 PST 2014
On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 2:15 AM, Pavel Milanes Costa <co7wt at frcuba.co.cu> wrote:
> Yes, Omni antenna in 70cm is my head ache now, no rotor yet (arduino is on
> his way...)
> I just build a QFH + 10dB preamp on the mast and a RTL... testing it yet.
> I can copy FO-29 (Beacon and transponder), SO-67 beacon, just heard xatcobeo
> with short carrier by times...
> Al this above 30 degrees of elevation... below 30 degrees nothing... hi hi
> SO-50 is a no go even in a 70 degrees pass...
> I'm evaluating the parasit lidenblad or the turnstile moxons... any advice
> based on practice on this two and against QFH? better? worse? the same?
I've worked all the LEO sat available some years ago with a couple of
lindenblads from AA2TX project. Both with masthead preamp. Radio was
I can remember working AO-07 (cw only) down to very low elevations,
FO-29 and the Indian satellite (sorry, can't remember the number right
now) where the easiest with some passes available also for SSB QSOs.
AO-27 was easy to work when traffic was not high, also SO-50 was
workable and of course the ISS trasponder.
73 de IZ8DWF
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