[amsat-bb] Re: Getting started on the easy sats, mircsats

Paul paul.hamradio at verizon.net
Tue May 8 13:24:38 PDT 2012

I also tried eggbeaters. The performance was very disappointing.
Take a look at the Gulf Alpha EZ Sat antenna.

Paul Delaney - K6HR
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From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Ted
Sent: Monday, May 07, 2012 3:25 PM
To: 'Alan Beck'
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Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Getting started on the easy sats, mircsats

Alan, I don't know much, but the Moxon turnstile will be much better in
performance than the 'egg beaters'

 " how to' File attached.

73, Ted
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From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
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Sent: Monday, May 07, 2012 4:44 AM
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Subject: [amsat-bb] Getting started on the easy sats, mircsats

Thank you all for the offers to help.

My goals are as follows.

Track and monitor the satellites, I already do this with  a manual radio on

I can digipeat on the ISS, but not right now due to antenna restrictions.
(No bread man)

I want to build a couple of eggbeaters and have question on them because I
want the UHF on the top of my tower but well built so that any water ingress
will not trash the things.

I am getting a High Sierra 432M7 block down converter that I intend to use
with my TS-50 up/down buttons.

I have Instanttrack now and I looking to interface Instanttune with it.

I am about to build the circuitry for the AA2TX interface with the ON6WG
upgrade but I think someone may have one and could be willing to part with. 

I am an electronics tech by trade and able to build the circuit to isolate
the keypresses, but, if I find someone with an interface already built and
willing to sell it, less work. It is getting harder and harder to find
parts. Thankfully Mouser is now active in Canada.

Now I am asking for a Spirit2 controller for my birthday. Is there another
way can do this? sound card perhaps?

OK, so, I want to use the analog satelittes and the pacsats. I have been
fascinated about chasing satellites and now that I know I can do a fair bit
with eggbeater antennas, then so be it.

I am looking forward Elmering.

Best 73,


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