[amsat-bb] M2 leo pack antenna
kk5do at arrl.net
Mon Mar 30 16:56:37 UTC 2015
We used my M2 Leo Pack antenna at the Houston Hamfest Saturday and they
worked great from AOS to LOS on both passes. Both antennas use 'N'
If you are going to build them, I would suggest installing the driven
elements last, do not use the push retainers on those two until you are
all done building the antenna. I built mine and messed up 2 of the push
retainers. I think there were 1 extra in each of the 2m and 70cm
antennas but I pushed a little too hard and the elements were no longer
centered. You cannot back them up. You have to replace them. M2 does not
ship one or two of them, I had to purchase a package of 50 just to get 2
of them. Cost... $13. I reckon if anyone else makes an oops, I can drop
a few in the U.S. mail to you.
Just a heads up. They will be shipping out the last of the AMSAT orders
that have been waiting to ship... 5 going out in today's UPS delivery.
They will have some packaged and on the shelf ready to ship for those
that are ready to order now. No waiting.
Bruce Paige, KK5DO
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