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Re: Help... down to the last two cables.



Hi Mike,

The metal crossboom may give you some trouble. Another way to make a
crossboom that will work great is to take PVC pipe, and insert a wooden dowl
in the PVC, then install caps on the ends. Make sure you use PVC cement on
the caps to hold them in place. 73...

Tim Pickett KG8OC
tsp@tds.net kg8oc@amsat.org
Michigan AMSAT Area Coordinator


----- Original Message -----
From: Michael P. Olbrisch <kd9kc@elp.rr.com>
To: _AMSAT_list (E-mail) <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2000 10:15 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Help... down to the last two cables.


> Evening Ya-all,
>
> Sorry to ask this question again, but I can't find the
> original message.
>
> I am in the final hours of building my satellite antenna
> system.  Tower is up, rotors mounted, everything calibrated,
> all that is left is to pull the SSB preamps off the Tri-band J-
> pole and mount them in the box on the tower, then run some
> flexible cable from the pre-amps to the antennae.  I was not
> able to get a fiber-glass cross boom yet, so I am using a 10
> foot radio shack mast section.  Total coax length is about 70 ft,
> and the amps will be mounted in a box on the tower, about
> 20 feet of coax from the antennae.
>
> If I remember the message right, I should mount the
> antennae in an X pattern rather than a + pattern.  Is that
> correct?
>
> With luck, I could have it finished tomorrow evening.
> If not, it will be sometime Sunday.  I am shooting an IPSC
> match Saturday, and don't expect to have time to finish the
> job that day.
>
> Looking forward to OF-20 and 29, AO-27, and SO-35.
> And of course, P3D in the future.
>
> Anybody wants pictures of the remote amp box etc,
> I will be glad to share.
>
>
> Vy73,  Mike.   KD9KC    MARS: AAV6EV
> kd9kc@elp.rr.com  -  kd9kc@amsat.org
> Home page: http://www.qsl.net/kd9kc/
> The farthest WEST ham in West Texas.
>
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>
>
>
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