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

N0JY n0jy at lavabit.com
Wed Dec 29 19:20:00 PST 2010


I put my HEO setup in the attic at our new home, actually I had the 
architect specifically design the attic to hold it.  It works great for 
the satellites that are up there now, anyway.  Even on L and S band.  
Our home has the foam encapsulation, so the attic has no metal "heat 
barrier" or other lining and it stays a pretty comfortable 70-90 degrees 
depending on the season for working on the antennas.  There is a spot 
where the foil covered HVAC duct runs cross the horizon of the antennas 
but I haven't really noticed a big degradation of the signals by that.  
Have a peek at http://www.qsl.net/n0jy/antennas.html

About 15 feet floor to ceiling (beams) to answer WB2LLP's question.

Perhaps I'll put some more detail into a Journal article if anyone is 

73 and Happy New Year!

On 12/27/2010 8:59 PM, David Mennerich wrote:
> 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.
> Thanks!
> - Dave N2TEB
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