[amsat-bb] M2 leo pack antenna

Rich/wa4bue richard.siff at verizon.net
Mon Mar 30 18:00:21 UTC 2015

I am happy to hear how good they are.  Certainly a big savings over the 
smaller antennas and they do the job.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bruce" <kk5do at arrl.net>
To: "amsat-bb at AMSAT.Org" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2015 12:56 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] M2 leo pack antenna

> 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' 
> connectors.
> 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.
> 73...bruce
> -- 
> Bruce Paige, KK5DO
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