[amsat-bb] Cheap Antenna For Beginning AMSAT Work

B J va6bmj at gmail.com
Sun Oct 22 23:50:50 UTC 2017

On 10/22/17, David Taylor <davidtaylorjr1985 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am just getting interested in Satellite work and I don't really have any
> money at all for antennas.
> What is the easiest/chepest way to get into this part of the hobby as far
> as an antenna goes?


If you want to consider second-hand equipment, one good website to try is:


I bought both my Yaesu FT-847 and ICOM IC-910 from that site.  For the
latter, I placed an ad for it and, within 2 days, I had 3 people
offering to sell me their rigs.

Ham flea markets are another good source of second-hand gear, though
that can be hit and miss, depending on what's being offered for sale.
One year, at a flea market that's held annually in my city, I came
home with a 2 m Yagi and a 6 m loop.  Other times, I wondered why I
bothered going.

Also, check if there are any swap-and-shop nets in your area where
hams advertise items for sale or are looking for something in


Bernhard VA6BMJ @ DO33FL

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