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

g0mrf at aol.com g0mrf at aol.com
Thu Jun 6 13:34:28 PDT 2013

Hi Les.

It may be worth considering a quad.    I used a 4 element one for many 
years on 2m and was very pleased with the results.
I even took one in kit form.....wood boom and dowels + wire, to The 
Gambia and Cyprus and worked 200 stations from each location on AO-13 
and AO-10.  - At the end of the visit, I dropped it all in the hotel 

David  G0MRF

-----Original Message-----
From: Les Rayburn <les at highnoonfilm.com>
To: AMSAT Mailing List <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Thu, 6 Jun 2013 5:17
Subject: [amsat-bb] Best Antennas for Attic (Short Booms)

I'm in the process of upgrading my satellite array. Hope to add an 
rotor system, and build a complete stand-alone satellite antenna 
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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