[amsat-bb] Re: give the newbie the full story on ELK and ARROW please

Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF nigel at ngunn.net
Sun Dec 28 09:51:22 PST 2008

The Elk appears to be a log periodic.
Anybody tried building a pair of these, orthoganally mounted on a common 
boom, and phased to give circular polarisation?
Is it possible to build a wideband (to cover 2 and 70) phasing harness 
or device even?

Jim Danehy wrote:
> Arrow and Elk are LINEARLY  polarized antennas . . . . the 17,000 mph  moving satellite is throwing off CIRCULAR  polarized RF energy . . .  please SUBTRACT  3 db or more of gain from your Elk or Arrow when receiving the satellite's signal . . . some still do not understand this concept and never will .  . . ignorance is bliss . . . .

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