[amsat-bb] Antenna Setup

Peter Goodhall 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
Yaesu G-5500

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.


Peter, 2E0SQL

On 13 October 2015 at 22:16, Rupert Hamblin <rupert.hamblin at gmail.com>

> 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
> it....obviously
> won't build all this in one go..!
> Appreciate your thoughts / comments here..?
> Regards
> RH
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