[amsat-bb] Antenna Setup
peter at m3php.com
Tue Oct 13 21:35:10 UTC 2015
Your thoughts for setup seem reasonable, you'll probably find it works OK
for WXSats as well without the extra antenna.
I'm using the following for satellites:-
Wimo X-Quads for 2 & 70cms
Seems to work nicely for myself on FM & SSB Satellites and the 2m X-Quad
seems fine for WXSAT decoding as well (using Airspy SDR or the old Rig
RX2).. Only thing I need to add to my setup is the ability to change the
polarity mine are fixed all the time to RHCP.
On 13 October 2015 at 22:16, Rupert Hamblin <rupert.hamblin at gmail.com>
> Hi AMSAT,
> I am looking for some guidance regards antenna setup for a fixed
> installation to work both FM sats & linear transponder satellites.
> My initial thought was:
> AZ / EL Rotator
> 2M xpol beam 5 ele ?
> 70cm xpol beam 9 ele ?
> LNA for both 2M & 70cm receive feeds
> ...plus some spare space on the boom, perhaps for 3 ele for LEO wx sats..?
> I appreciate this will probably cost a few $$ - but hopefully worth
> won't build all this in one go..!
> Appreciate your thoughts / comments here..?
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