[amsat-bb] request for antenna related information

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Tue Sep 6 16:04:08 UTC 2016


I received an e-mail from Dino VE7XDT, who used to be active on
the satellites from the Vancouver BC area a few years ago. After
a few years away from the satellites, he wants to get back on,
but needs some assistance. From his e-mail:


I am thinking of getting something up for the birds.
I have the Icom 9100 with 1,2 GHz module as well and kept
all my Yaesu rotors and tracking controls.
Unfortunately I had brand new, never installed 2M and 70
CM N2 antennae that I sold few years back.. :(
I have the A144-20T and 416-TB but no harnesses or
baluns ….. just the antennae.
Do you know a good source for that info? Perhaps anyone
that has the same set up . I checked Cushcraft but no
much there.


Please reply to me directly if you have the information on
the harnesses and anything else he would need to get those
antennas working again.

Dino is still in the Vancouver area, still in grid CN89, so
maybe we can get a little more activity from that area along
with Chris VE7CEW who has been on the satellites lately from
there. Dino also mentioned he makes regular trips to Whitehorse
in Yukon, grid CP20. He asked if there would be any interest
in working that grid. I told him "yes", without waiting to
ask a wider audience. :-)

Thanks in advance, and 73!

Twitter: @WD9EWK

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