[amsat-bb] Advise and/or Help
gp_ab5r at outlook.com
Sat Sep 10 19:54:22 UTC 2016
73 to ALL,
I am preparing to start the assembly of my "low budget" station and have a couple of question, please.
My first step will employ an azmuthal only inexpensive rotor (RCA VH22F) and a terrestrial use linear dual band antenna (Jetstream JTBM270). The antenna has 3 elements for 2m and 5 for 70cm. I plan to offset the elevation of the antenna 20-30 degrees in a fixed position, rotatable of course. My radio at this time is an IC-2730 dual band which can be used for the FM birds; I am told.
Having described my "phase one plans", my first question is regarding rotor control. Does anyone know of a rotor control for a three wire inexpensive rotator?
Regarding the linear antenna, what would the best mounting angle be for polarization. Yes, I realize that it would not be optimal mounted vertical or horizontal. I assume that a compromise angle might help.
Let me explain that portable handheld operation is not feasible dues to my age and living circumstances. A fixed station is my only option. However, that can be improved if necessary and financially feasible.
Thanks to each and all.
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