[amsat-bb] New M2 LEO Antenna System

Allen F. Mattis afmattis at hal-pc.org
Sun Mar 8 21:08:02 UTC 2015

Clint is correct - simple antennas work.

Current N5AFV totals with Icom W32A HT and:
AL800           9,605 ctx
MFJ-1717        115 ctx
RD-98           15 ctx
Total           9,735 ctx

At 03:01 PM 3/8/2015, Clint Bradford wrote:
>This is what makes this aspect of the hobby so incredibly exciting: 
>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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