[amsat-bb] Re: Portable satellite antenna

Rick Tejera saguaroastro at cox.net
Thu May 5 15:33:51 PDT 2011


Your expectations are not high at all. 

If you don't mind homebrewing, Kent Britain WA5VJB, has plans for an easy to build (as evidenced by the fact that I built one) dual band yagi go says tha works great. Cost me under $20.00 in parts and a few hours of time. 

Go here for the plans: http://www.wa5vjb.com/references/Cheap%20Antennas-LEOs.pdf


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Rick Tejera
Editor, SACnews
Saguaro Astronomy Club

On May 4, 2011, at 19:27, Alexander Sack <pisymbol at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am a relatively new ham (1.5 months) and I have caught the satellite
> bug.  I own a Kenwood TH-D72A which from reading this list and some
> others is a great little HT to operate satellites.
> The issue is an antenna.  I live in an antenna restricted area so I am
> not sure what to do.
> I have read about the Arrow Antenna:
> http://www.arrowantennas.com/arrowii/146-437.html
> My goal is to work minimally the ISS! :-)
> Can folks suggest a portable setup that could work with my HT?  Or are
> my expectations too high?
> 73
> -aps (KC2ZSX)
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