[amsat-bb] Recommendations for dual-core mobile for in-car SO-50

Jacob Tennant jakewf8s at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 18:09:14 UTC 2015

That is what I have.

Was looking for some radio suggestions as I have been looking into the
Wouxon 920 mobile.
On Mar 15, 2015 1:55 PM, "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:

> A simple 19.25" vertical in the center of the roof is best for Satellites.
> Gives 7 dBi gain on UHF and 5 dBi for VHF.  Works MUCH better than any
> mobile gain antenna because its gain is up above 20 degrees whereas ALL
> mobile antennas try to optimize gain on the horizon where an omni is
> innefective for satellites (where they are 10 dB farther away.  The simple
> 1/4 and 3/4 wave 19.5" vertical is ideal for mobile satellite.
> One antenna does both VHF and UHF>
> See patterns down near the bottom of aprs.org/astars.html
> Bob, WB4APR
> -----Original Message-----
> From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Jacob
> Tennant
> Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2015 1:43 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Recommendations for dual-core mobile for in-car SO-50
> I am looking installing a mobile dual-band radio in my Subaru Forester for
> occasional SO-50 and other FM sats on my lunch break or while out and
> about.
> I already have a dual-band antenna on the vehicle.
> Not looking at investing a fortune for this radio as I will probably buy
> it from eBay used.
> Jacob Tennant
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