[amsat-bb] Antenna Rotator Alternative
bobsmacbox at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 8 17:05:16 UTC 2015
I use an older free version of Ham Radio Deluxe. Shows location, orbit and there is an elevation view that I find useful
Bob - Sent from my iPad
> On Dec 8, 2015, at 9:21 AM, Pedro Converso <pconver at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Scott,
> Clever idea, will try !
> If you want to get rid of paper predictions try http://amsat.org.ar/pass.htm
> Will give you an easy & intuitive azimuth/elevation graphic and actual
> doppler corrected frequencies while the bird passes.
> Also will work offline internet at the field from your smartphone/tablet.
> Good luck with your innovative setup !
> 73, lu7abf, Pedro Converso
>> On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 3:16 AM, Scott <scott23192 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Rotators are great, but I've been thinking about a lower-cost and more portable alternative. My method is not better - just different.
>> After carefully monitoring comments from others here and elsewhere online, tonight all the pieces came together and the scheme actually worked even better than I expected. And I wasn't even in a particularly good location!
>> Basically, I used a couple of the dual-band Arrow antennas that many people already have.
>> I wrote up the details with a couple of pictures on a little 1 1/2 page PDF that you can read at the following URL if something like this interests you.
>> -Scott, K4KDR
>> Montpelier, VA USA
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