[amsat-bb] Re: Elk Antenna

Jeff Moore tnetcenter at gmail.com
Sat Mar 19 16:55:23 PDT 2011

For Satellite work I have personally found that the elements of a beam like
the Elk or Arrow need to be oriented to the plane of the Sats track through
the sky.  Ultimately, you want to orient the antenna so that you have
maximum received signal strength (and/or audio).  I suggested in an earlier
email that horizontal polarization wouldn't work very well for the sats (it
doesn't for me).  However, a number of "experts" jumped on me an said that
was incorrect.  YMMV

Jeff Moore  --  KE7ACY

On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 3:01 PM, Kevin Deane <summit496 at live.com> wrote:

> I have been trying out the Elk and have a question on polerization. I have
> been using a Diamond vertically, does the Elk matter vertical or horizontal?
> I just saw a post and the gentleman said he was using it horizontaly... It
> definatly is not as good as my brothers Diamond, but was wondering if I was
> killin any signal strength?
> Thanks
> Kevin
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