[amsat-bb] New M2 LEO Antenna System
w0jab at big-river.net
Mon Mar 9 15:24:23 UTC 2015
On 3/9/2015 9:25 AM, Bruce wrote:
> i have had the m2 11x2 2m circular and 15x2 70cm circular big antennas
> since 1993 and they have been great. however, this new antenna is even
> better as they are mounted by the end instead of the center of the
> boom. that means there should be almost zero clearance needed between
> the bottom of your rotor and the ground or a roof. although not
> ao-10/13 or ao-40 class antennas, there is no need for that much gain
> or directionality. just ordered one of these antennas and the
> crossboom is part of the kit. what could be better... well, they could
> come install them for me.
Hard to do with the larger antennas due to weight load on a rotor.
I did think about it but with the 22 element 2 meter and 44element UHF
was just to much weight hanging on the rotor. Not to mention any wind load.
We here is Missouri do get very strong winds at times.
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