[amsat-bb] New M2 LEO Antenna System

John Becker 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.

John, W0JAB

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