[amsat-bb] Re: Question for the antenna gurus
gus at 8p6sm.net
Wed Mar 12 18:20:09 PDT 2014
Thanks for all info, Dom.
to construct a large (2M) helix with light weight, a non-traditional
design of some sort might be tried. Perhaps paint the helix on the
surface of an inflatable cylinder, with conductive paint?
Also, what if the coils/turns are something other than circular? perhaps
rectangular or triangular?
The brain has been tossing out crazy ideas recently, but in my
experience, crazy ideas are not always crazy...
On 03/12/2014 04:49 PM, i8cvs wrote:
> Hi Gus, 8P6SM
> Mounting 3 turn helix antenna for 2400 MHz concentrically
> inside a 3 turns helix antenna for 1268 MHz was used as a
> feed both wounded LHCP to illuminate a ground station prime
> focus dish for RHCP uplink and downlink on Mode-L/S for
> AO40 and it worked very well.
> If you plan to build a 10 turns RHCP helix antenna for 70 cm
> conentrically into a 5 or 6 turns RHCP helix antenna for 2 meters
> in my opinion it should work as well but the weight of this
> antenna will be very very hight and not practical to be used in
> comparison with yagi antennas.
> 73" de
> i8CVS Domenico
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> From: "Gus" <gus at 8p6sm.net>
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> Subject: [amsat-bb] Question for the antenna gurus
>> Regarding axial-mode helix antennas, what happens if you build a helix
>> for each of two different bands (like 2M/70cm), and mount them
>> concentrically, on the same backplane?
>> Gus 8P6SM
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