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Re: Question about "Egg Beater" Antenna

You can homebrew "egg beater" type antenna's too.  Check out

At 11:30 AM 2/28/98 -0500, you wrote:
>At 10:32 2/28/98 -0400, you wrote:
>>Hi guys,
>>A friend of mine is interested in the "Egg Beater" antenna system for
>>LEO use. Does anyone have any comments about it. It would be used with
>>just LEOS and perhaps some terrestrial work.
>I borrowed the 2 meter version of the eggbeater from a friend at one time.
>It worked quite well on LEO sats -- no null over the top.  (I had previously
>heard him using it on the sats and was also impressed.)  With the 2m and
>70cm versions, you can work FO-20 and FO-29.
>The eggbeaters are horizontally polarized out to the sides (circular over
>the top).  For terrstrial use they work OK for SSB, but since FM repeater
>antennas tend to be vertically polarized, they're really only good for
>close-in repeaters.
>Ken Ernandes