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Re: Question about "Egg Beater" Antenna

The egg beater antenna work great even for higher frequencies.  I built one
for my GPS (19 cm) and it outperforms the factory-supplied antenna.  The
GPS is a Garmin II+.

73 de VE7MDL               ....Erik.

At 16:22 28/02/98 -0600, jjensen wrote:
>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