[amsat-bb] Advise and/or Help

Ted k7trkradio at charter.net
Sat Sep 10 23:30:03 UTC 2016


73, Ted

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From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Gerald
Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2016 12:54 PM
To: Amsat BB
Subject: [amsat-bb] Advise and/or Help

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

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.


Jerry  AB5R

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