[amsat-bb] Re: Simple antennas

Thomas McGrane n2oeq at aceweb.com
Fri Mar 19 05:50:44 PDT 2010

hi, I use a simple 30 dollar radio shack vertical scanner antenna on short 15 feet of 9913 cable and an arr preamp for uhf recieve and a regular 
low gain vhf vertical for transmit. These work quite well on the fm satellites where I start getting workable receive when the satellite is 10 
to 20 degrees above the horizon and higher. Both antennas are connected to a duplexer and then to my ft8800r dual band fm rig.
pat, n2oeq

>------- Original Message -------
>From    : Jacob Tennant[mailto:k8jwt at comcast.net]
>Sent    : 3/19/2010 7:44:32 AM
>To      : AMSAT-BB at amsat.org
>Cc      : 
>Subject : RE: [amsat-bb]  Simple antennas
 >Could anyone give me some advice on using a setup consisting of the smaller
antennas such as K5OE Eggbeaters, dual-crossed MOXON's from ARRL site.

I am starting to build the dual-crossed MOXON setup as I am running into
some snags getting my planned bigger antenna setup installed  as well as I
was hoping to use the smaller antenna setup for a Field Day setup but don't
want to wait till that day to use them and look like a fool!!!!

Would even consider the quadrifilliar antennas if I could find the plans for
both bands?

Jacob Tennant - K8JWT

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