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Re: Egg Beater Antennas and AO-40




I been using the same M2 Egg Beater antennas with radial ground plane kit in
my attic and can copy AO-40 telemetry using FT-847 and IZ8BLY P3D
Decoder.exe file.   Signals from AO-40 with pre-amp on are S3-S8 during the
day through the attic roof.....  Iv been very impressed with Egg Beater
antennas working the LEO's and copying telemetry from AO-40.


Randy,  WA0D

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert M. Beatty" <rmbeatty@home.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2000 6:33 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Egg Beater Antennas and AO-40


> Good People:
>
> I've noted a few posts to the mail list requesting info on the "Egg
> Beater" type
> antenna, so I thought I would share my limited experience...
>
> I've been using a M2 EB144 (Egg Beater) antenna to pickup the 2mtr
> telemetry
> from AO-40.  The antenna is six feet off the ground, and fed with 50
> feet of
> RG8X.  With my Kenwood TS-790A, I get S meter readings of S1 to S3
> without the
> need to worry about tracking.
>
> Over the next few days I will be adding the radial kit (it was
> backordered), and
> will have an SSB SP-2000 mast mount pre-amp installed, along with some
> low loss
> 9913 cable.  I'll report back what the S meter readings are when that is
>
> completed.
>
> By the way, I have been using the Egg Beater for regional repeater use
> with good
> results even though it is horizontally polarized at the horizon.  (I
> seem to
> remember that you loose about 6dB for polarization mis-match.)
>
> 73,
>
> Bob, WB4SON
>
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