[amsat-bb] Re: Fold Away Antenna in OSSI Ground Station

Ng, Peter Peter.Ng at bccdc.ca
Mon May 7 11:34:16 PDT 2012

it appears his young, nimble fingers had a bit of trouble as well :) ....impressive work though!

another fabric theme for a portable yagi can be found at


...at least this one won't fly off like a kite! probably cheaper as well, however, both are really cool designs!

73's peter ve7ngp

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Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Fold Away Antenna in OSSI Ground Station

Pretty darn ingeneous packaging!  Hams, unlike university students, all have fat fingers and would struggle to extract that 3-part antenna boom.  I like the fabric roll-up concept, but wonder if it would present wind-load problems in a real-world field application?
Jerry, K5OE

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I liked the fold away yagi antenna in this video of the OSSI ground station.

See http://www.uk.amsat.org/7218 

73 Trevor M5AKA

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