[amsat-bb] Re: Hand Help Portable operation
zack.kd8ksn at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 29 07:22:17 PDT 2011
The Arrow actually come predrilled with 1/4" holes on all four sides. This
should fit all standard tripods. To switch polarization using a tripod, you
will need to have a tripod that not only enables you to move the antenna (or
camera) forward and backward (up/down) as most tripods do, but you will also
need one that pivots vertically/horizontally. Not all camera tripods do
this - it will depend on what type you have.
> Not going to worry about logging until I get
> comfortable enough receiving.
You should look into using a recorder (your phone might even have one!).
Even for the experienced handheld beam user it is a challenge to log while
doing a pass. Just set your phone or recorder near you, and then you can go
back after the pass and log. No hassle whatsoever.
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2011 9:52 AM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
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,
NS1Z / EL99bf
Silver Springs, FL
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