[amsat-bb] Re: Crushcraft A144-10T "VHF Twist" Antenna

WILLIAMS MICHAEL k9qho6762 at sbcglobal.net
Sat Oct 5 16:00:47 PDT 2013


I agree with Stefan's email below (VE4NSA). Set it up for LHCP. VO-52 seems very LHCP as well as AO7. I used LHCP on 2 meters and RHCP on 70 cm for years with good success.

 I recently added polarization switching to my old KLM. I didn't have success on the first try. Compared with my reference signal before and after, the project at first attenuated the signal. 


Mike (K9QHO)


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Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2013 08:28:10 -0500
From: Stefan Wagener <wageners at gmail.com>
To: Joe <nss at mwt.net>
Cc: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Crushcraft A144-10T "VHF Twist" Antenna
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To make a long story short.

Try it before you spend more money. It probably will be a good antenna for
your attic. No water issues at that location. Set it up for LHCP and with
the current satellites it will work most of the times just fine.

Why pay big
 bucks for a "newer" one if this will work for you.

73, Stefan VE4NSA

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