[amsat-bb] Re: Hand Help Portable operation

John ns1zjohn at gmail.com
Fri Apr 29 07:46:50 PDT 2011

Duh!! I bought mine with the duplexor installed so it had the foam 
handle on the end of the boom. That's why I didn't see it. Pulled the 
foam handle off and there it was, as you described. Now to pull the 
screw on the tri-pod and replace it with a "just long enough" 
replacement. Thanks for clearing the fog!!!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Zachary Beougher" <zack.kd8ksn at hotmail.com>
To: "John" <ns1zjohn at gmail.com>; <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2011 10:22 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Hand Help Portable operation

> Hi John,
> 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.
> 73!
> Zack
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: John
> 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,
> done that)?
> Thanks
> NS1Z / EL99bf
> John Wilcox
> Silver Springs, FL
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