[amsat-bb] attic antenna

Pete Parisetti peteparisetti at gmail.com
Sun Mar 6 23:18:08 UTC 2016

Having read about some mighty satellite antenna installations in the attic
- one in particular... - I wanted to run a few tests of my local conditions
before going ahead with a similar project.

I built a GP for 146 MHz using wire hangers (SWR flat across the entire 144
and 430 MHz bands....), placed it in my attic and fed it with 45' of
Ecoflex 10.

On a dry day, today I could hear the FO-29 beacon from about 10 degrees to
about 10 degrees. I find this extraordinary. I don't know if ther roof
slates will attenuate more when wet (this may be a urban legend...), but on
a day like today I think the difference attic/outside is almost negligible.

73 Pete MM0TWX

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