[amsat-bb] Re: Hand Help Portable operation

George Henry ka3hsw at att.net
Fri Apr 29 07:18:48 PDT 2011

There should already be a 1/4-20 threaded hole in the Arrow boom for tripod 
mounting.  Most (better) camera tripod top plates can be "tipped" up from 
horizontal to vertical, and that's how you change the polarity of the Arrow, 
same as you would by rotating the boom if you were hand-holding it.

George, KA3HSW

----- Original Message ----
> From: John <ns1zjohn at gmail.com>
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Sent: Fri, April 29, 2011 8:52:22 AM
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  Hand Help Portable operation
> OK, I finally received the ARROW satellite antenna. I believe I have all 
> necessary to make AO-51 contacts (any maybe SO-50) while I am camping in 
> the Motorhome. I have a Yaesu FT-470 with Speaker Mic, the Arrow antenna 
> and I approprated the camera tri-pod from my bride. Not going to worry 
> about logging until I get comfortable enough receiving.
> I seem to  remember someone mentioning they used the tripod top plate to 
> change  polarity. How was that done? Do I need to poke a hole thru my New 
> Arrow to  attach it to the tripod? Anyone out there BTDT (been there, 
> done  that)?
> Thanks
> NS1Z / EL99bf
> John Wilcox
> Silver Springs,  FL

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