[amsat-bb] antenna question
glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Mon Apr 20 19:20:34 UTC 2015
If you are handy, Google "An EZ-Lindenblad Antenna for 2 Meters" for an antenna design by Tony, AA2TX(SK). It has some advantages over a regular eggbeater, with circularity at low elevations.
73, Drew KO4MA
>From: Steve Kristoff <skristof at etczone.com>
>Sent: Apr 20, 2015 3:14 PM
>To: "amsat-bb at amsat.org" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
>Subject: [amsat-bb] antenna question
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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!
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