[amsat-bb] 23cm antenna

Stephen E. Belter seb at wintek.com
Mon Apr 20 20:10:15 UTC 2020


Do you already own the antenna?

If not, circularly polarized will usually work best for satellites.  

If you already own the antenna, then put the elements perpendicular to the mast, assuming the mast is metal.

If you have the antenna and the mounting mast or boom is fiberglass, then it makes only a minor difference as the satellite is likely tumbling while in orbit, oscillating between horizontal and vertical.

73, Steve N9IP
Steve Belter, seb at wintek.com

On 4/20/20, 1:51 PM, "AMSAT-BB on behalf of ke4kol via AMSAT-BB" <amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org on behalf of amsat-bb at amsat.org> wrote:

    Horizontal or Vertical for Satellite work?
    Thanks for any replies.
    Jim, Ke4kol
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