[amsat-bb] Satellites and small yagis
k7trkradio at charter.net
Sun Jan 29 23:50:12 UTC 2017
John, sending you my Elk setup via direct email. It is an easy solution
From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of John Geiger
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2017 11:31 AM
To: A. Kevin Arber; AMSAT BB
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Satellites and small yagis
Thanks for all of the feedback on small yagis and the satellites. There is
no way I can angle it up, so it will be horizontal. I have seen people
talking about angling up their yagis, how do you do that. It does seem
possible on a vertical mast, the only way I can see to do it would be if it
was on a horizontal crossboom.
73 John AF5CC
On Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 5:56 AM, A. Kevin Arber <kevin.w3dad at gmail.com>
> It will work. I completed VUCC last year using a Arrow mounted about
> 20 degrees up in elevation on a AZ only rotor. I used SatPC 32 to
> control the antenna AZ automatically. Very convenient that way.
> Good Luck & 73,
> Kevin W3DAD
> On Sat, Jan 28, 2017 at 10:35 PM, John Geiger <af5cc2 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> After having been off the satellites for a while due to life stuff, I
>> am almost ready to get back on again, I hope. I have a little space
>> on the mast under my miniquad where I can mount a small dualband end
>> mounted yagi. I have been looking at the Jetstream 2m/70cm since it
>> is cheapest and should fit there fine. It has 3 elements on 2m and 5
elements on 70cm.
>> Will that good enough on the satellites? I have used a Cushcraft 5/5
>> dualband yagi before with good results.
>> I hope in another year or so to have the parent's estate finally
>> settled and money for a real satellite station again, but am hoping
>> this will do in the meantime. Anyone else tried a yagi this size?
>> 73 John AF5CC
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