[amsat-bb] Coax routing question

Dave J ddjulian54 at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 17 23:34:41 UTC 2014

I am assembling a satellite antenna system using the M2 2MCP22 and 436CP30
circularly polarized antennas with polarity switches and a fiberglass cross
arm. The M2 instructions specify the feedline going off the rear of the
antennas. Mechanically I would prefer to route the feedline and polarity
control up the boom to the cross arm. I plan on mounting the antennas in a
cross pattern with no element parallel to the cross arm. Since the RF
connectors face the rear I was planning on making a hairpin loop at the rear
of the boom or using good quality 90 degree elbows. Just wondering if folks
have had experience setting things up this way and what effect (if any) this
would have on performance. 


Thanks and Happy Holidays


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