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Re: Eggbeater antennas for AO40?



Hi Rip

I guess it depends how severe 'severe' is. I think my restrictions are
fairly severe, but not as bad as some subscribers on the BB - I restricted
myself to something the same size as a moderate TV/FM Radio antenna with a
pair of Arrows.

Picks up AO40 S5 at 2 degree elevation and 40,000km out. S7 under opimum
conditions.

Worked every satellite with 'em. 100% reliably, except AO-10 which I can
work out to 15,000km.

See my pics http://www.btinternet.com/~hlong/ultimate_arrow.htm

Alternatively home built crossed 3x3 and crossed 6x6 for 2 & 70 would
equally well do the trick, see Jerry's [K5OE] page
http://members.aol.com/k5oe/P3D_ant/P3D_yagi.htm .

I'd do the same except as regulars know I'm absolutely useless when it comes
to building antennas.

73 Howard G6LVB


----- Original Message -----
From: "Rip Smith" <rip.smith@mindspring.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2000 2:50 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Eggbeater antennas for AO40?


> Greetings,
>
> I live in a place with severe antenna restrictions.
>
> I am looking for a stealth and/or portable solution for satellite
operation.
>
> Does anyone have an opinion as to whether I could have any success with
> AO40 using the M2 Eggbeater antennas for 2-Meters and 70cm?
>
> Any other ideas?
>
> Thanks,
> Rip K3XO
>
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