[amsat-bb] Re: Is it possible to work LEO sats (FM or SSB) withantennas in attic?

Jeff Moore tnetcenter at gmail.com
Mon Dec 27 19:30:49 PST 2010

The first half dozen or so satellite qso's I did were done from inside the 
house using a handheld 70cm yagi.  Uplink was done via an outside dual band 
groundplane on the roof.  The receive was done with the yagi and by 
experimentation, I discovered that reception was much better outside than 
inside.  Problem was it was TOO cold outside at the time.

Given all that, your az/el setup with decent yagis (preferably x-yagis with 
circular polarity) and a preamp for 70cm downlink should be very workable 
unless you have metal roofing.


Jeff Moore  --  KE7ACY

----- Original Message ----- From: "David Mennerich" <david.n2teb at gmail.com>

I have HOA rules that prevent me from putting antennas on the roof
where I live.  However, I can put antennas in the attic.  I have an
Az/El setup that I could mount up in the attic, but wanted to get some
feedback from folks on any experience they've had working the LEO
satellites with antennas in the attic.

- Dave N2TEB
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