[amsat-bb] Best Antennas for Attic (Short Booms)

Les Rayburn les at highnoonfilm.com
Wed Jun 5 21:03:25 PDT 2013

I'm in the process of upgrading my satellite array. Hope to add an AZ/EL 
rotor system, and build a complete stand-alone satellite antenna system. 
Right now, I'm sharing my weak signal Yagis for satellite duty.

I'll be limited in boom length to about six feet maximum due to 
construction of the attic itself. Anything longer, and I start bumping 
into things. I'd like maximum performance from the space, so I'm 
wondering if any short length circular polarization antennas are made 
commercially? Everything I can find (at least in the States) are 
long-boom affairs.

Feedline will be 3/4" hardline for the 432 antenna, and an SSB 
Electronics pre-amp. 2 Meters will get 1/2" hardline for feedline, and 
an SSB Electronics pre-amp. Runs are about 50 feet.


Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114

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