[amsat-bb] New M2 LEO Antenna System
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Sun Mar 8 22:10:53 UTC 2015
and so do the circular polarized, switchable, mast mounted rotor and
computer controlled systems with automatic doppler control, SDR based
waterfall displays etc etc etc.
It is not what is better, or cheaper or simpler or bigger or whatever. This
is about another great fundraising opportunity for AMSAT and I hope they
sell lots of them.
73, Stefan VE4NSA
On Sun, Mar 8, 2015 at 4:08 PM, Allen F. Mattis <afmattis at hal-pc.org> wrote:
> Clint is correct - simple antennas work.
> Current N5AFV totals with Icom W32A HT and:
> AL800 9,605 ctx
> MFJ-1717 115 ctx
> RD-98 15 ctx
> Total 9,735 ctx
> At 03:01 PM 3/8/2015, Clint Bradford wrote:
>> This is what makes this aspect of the hobby so incredibly exciting:
>> SUCCESS can
>> be achieved with antennas ranging from the $30 Pryme AL-800 or $25 Smiley
>> 270A ...
>> to handheld $15 home-made tape measure beams ... to beams made out of
>> wire or old umbrellas ... to the commercial units and elevation rotators.
>> I lost track of how many successful satellite contacts Alan N5AFV has
>> made with
>> "merely" his Icom IC-W32a and AL-800 antenna - last time I checked with
>> him, it was
>> MORE THAN 9,000.
>> SO ... please do not think you need to spend hundreds of dollars to work
>> Clint Bradford K6LCS
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