[amsat-bb] New M2 LEO Antenna System

Clint Bradford clintbradford at mac.com
Sun Mar 8 20:01:54 UTC 2015

This is what makes this aspect of the hobby so incredibly exciting: SUCCESS can 
be achieved with antennas ranging from the $30 Pryme AL-800 or $25 Smiley 270A ... 
to handheld $15 home-made tape measure beams ... to beams made out of barbed 
wire or old umbrellas ... to the commercial units and elevation rotators. 

I lost track of how many successful satellite contacts Alan N5AFV has made with 
"merely" his Icom IC-W32a and AL-800 antenna - last time I checked with him, it was 
MORE THAN 9,000. 

SO ... please do not think you need to spend hundreds of dollars to work LEOs!

Clint Bradford K6LCS

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