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

Bill Dzurilla billdz.geo at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 28 12:48:41 PST 2010


It depends to an extent on the composition of your roof.  I did not get good results from the attic, but others have.  Give it a try if you have no other choice.

A couple of people have mentioned fixed elevation at 30 degrees.  If you go this route, I would recommend just 15-20 degrees of elevation, not 30.

I use an Elk with 20 degrees fixed elevation and a small TV azimuth rotor, mounted outside.  My HOA also disallows outside antennas, but the Elk is so tiny (2' long) no one has complained (knock on wood).  I've worked Europe on AO-7 and HO-68.    

Good luck and 73, Bill NZ5N


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