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Re: New Observations on UO-14 (17:00UTC Pass)



Thanks Howard for the reply.
I have both the 2m & 70cm M2 eggbeaters installed with the radials.

I will remove the radials and see if reception improves.

Thanks

----- Original Message -----
From: "Howard Long" <howard@hanlincrest.co.uk>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Cc: <K5OE@aol.com>; "David M. Tipton, PhD" <tiptond@psi.com>; "Pat McGrath"
<pat_mcgrath@yahoo.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2000 12:19 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] New Observations on UO-14 (17:00UTC Pass)


> Pat,
>
> If I was using M2 eggbeaters (which I have in the past), I'd remove the
> radials if the unit isn't tilted on some kind of rotator.
>
> Using the unit with radials pushes the main lobe directly up into the
sky...
> just where the satellite isn't very likely to be. By far most passes never
> get above 30 deg.
>
> Jerry (K5OE) is the real expert here. He's shown how to bring down the
lobes
> somewhat by re-orienting the radials further below the eggbeater.
>
> 73 Howard G6LVB
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Pat McGrath <pat_mcgrath@yahoo.com>
> To: Howard Long <howard@hanlincrest.co.uk>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> Cc: David M. Tipton, PhD <tiptond@psi.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2000 5:10 AM
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] New Observations on UO-14 (17:00UTC Pass)
>
>
> > Would you use the radials or remove it from the Eggbeaters?
> >
> >
> > >
> > > Yes, the eggbeaters aren't too hot at low elevations especially if you
> > have
> > > radials fitted unless you perform some sort of rotation such as
Jerry's
> > > devised. As Jon said, limited to predominantly linear polarization at
> the
> > > horizon also gives you even less chance as there is probably a strong
> > linear
> > > component from the sat at low angles. Murphy's law probably states
that
> > > it'll be in the opposite polarization to you too. Again, tilting and
> > > rotating would help here.
> > >
> >
> >
> >
>

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