[amsat-bb] antenna question

Steve Kristoff skristof at etczone.com
Mon Apr 20 19:14:33 UTC 2015

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My summary of what I have so far: M2 Eggbeaters are probably OK for working
the ISS since ISS has a strong downlink. The antennas may be OK for the
AO-73 telemetry when the satellite is 300mW telemetry watt and higher than
about 20 degrees in elevation.
If those things are more or less true, the Eggbeater will probably suit my

I had not planned on working the other satellites with the Eggbeater. I get
on SO-50 once in awhile out in the backyard with my HT and an Arrow
antenna. I'm not a power-hitter, but I'm averaging at least one QSO per
pass and I'm good with that.

Still open for suggestions, if anyone has any more before I decide what to

Thanks again folks!

Steve AI9IN
Oldenburg IN

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