[amsat-bb] Re: K5OE antenna projects

Gordon JC Pearce MM3YEQ gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Sun Dec 7 03:53:09 PST 2008

Alan Sieg WB5RMG wrote:
> For those unable to locate the original K5OE web pages (thanks AOL)...
> I found this site today, apparently a sanctioned mirror.
>   http://www.observations.biz/K5OE/
> I have built and currently use both the 2m and the 70cm version of
> the Texas Eggbeater II. These are great omni antennae, suitable for
> use from the attic. They exhibit horizontal polarization on the horizon
> and become circular as elevation increases. Makes them useful for the
> VHF contests as well. Also easy to take and setup at Field Day. Even
> without a preamp, these are good enough for most LEO satellites.
>   Thanks Jerry, I really like these ...   /;^)

I built the Handi-tenna design, and used that to chase all the LEO
satellites before I got an HT that was capable of talking to the, too.

Great little antenna, and easy to build too.


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