[amsat-bb] Satellites and small yagis

Ted 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

73, Ted
K7TRK

-----Original Message-----
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>
wrote:

> John,
> 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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