[amsat-bb] Re: AO-7 Antenna Polarization

Glen Zook gzook at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 2 16:45:46 PDT 2013

During the first year, or so, with AO-7, I used horizontal polarization with the 2-meter and 70-cm antennas elevated about 30-degrees.  The 10-meter antenna was a 2-element yagi horizontally mounted.  Only the azimuth was varied.  Later I added an az-el rotor for the 2-meter and 70-cm antennas.  However, the 30-degree elevation worked very well.
Glen, K9STH
Amsat 239/LM 463

Website:  http://k9sth.com

 From: Bob- W7LRD <w7lrd at comcast.net>
To: edroth2006 <edroth2006 at sbcglobal.net> 
Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org 
Sent: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 11:13 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-7 Antenna Polarization

hello Ed...I have found that with AO-7 over the years...it depends... of what I am not sure..be it satellite orientation, local issues, or simply "propagation gods". There are times when switching between L & R on either up or down link will improve reception. My current installation is currently not wired for switching and defaults to RHCP for up and down. I do not appear to have any issues with AO-7, I do plan to connect up the switching simply because, it's there. 

From: "edroth2006" <edroth2006 at sbcglobal.net> 

Can someone tell me what type and polarization the antennas are that are 
currently in use on the AO-7 satellite? 
I've done many searches and cannot find this information anywhere I have 

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