[amsat-bb] Re: Verticals and such on SSB birds

Dave Guimont dguimon1 at san.rr.com
Fri Apr 15 12:29:05 PDT 2011

At 10:07 AM 4/15/2011, you wrote:
>I have found firsthand that verticals, J poles, and the like work pretty
>good on FM satellites. How well do these same antennas work on the SSB
>satellites? Would they make VO52 usable? That seems to be the easiest of
>the SSB sats to get into. What about FO29?

John, go to my site and take a look at quadfil1.zip...It has 
construction notes and pics for 2m and 435 quadrifilars.  Mount them 
vertically and they work just fine for most of the pass.

Measure the tubing accurately for the 435 to keep vswr down...

They are easy to build, inexpensive, and have used them for years on 
all of the sats you mentioned.

And they will even receive Phil's new modes!!!


            73, Dave, WB6LLO
                dguimon1 at san.rr.com

                    Disagree: I learn....

               Pulling for P3E... 

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