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Re: Preamps



Gary:

Welcome to the satellite community!  My experience has been with the LEO
analog birds.  The omni antennas aren't very effective for these
satellites - antennas that work OK for low angles do poorly at high angles
and vice versa.  I highly recommend gain antennas for any of the satellites.

73,
Dennis
WA4ZJJ
----- Original Message -----
From: G Payton <n5gpc@earthlink.net>
To: AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, December 10, 2000 12:08 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Preamps


> Excuse me if this is not the proper place to pose questions regarding a
> new-comer to satellites establishing his station.
>
> As I see it, regardless of what I choose to work (Analog, digital or
> others), I will need good preamps.  I am considering the ARR SP144VDG &
> SP432VDG models.  My question is about "pole mounting" at the antennas.
> These do not appear to be constructed for such.  Are there other models
> from ARR (or other brands) for outside pole mounting?
>
> Possibly, some of you may suggest an weather tight enclosure.
>
> Truthfully, I am really starting from the ground floor on this and doing
> a lot of reading.  I still have to make the decision of what mode of
> satellites to start with.  It probably will be the analog sats till I
> get the hang of it and progress from there.  Again, I'll have to decide
> upon antennas too.  Are the Omni's that effectual?
>
> Thanks for your input.
>
> Jerry  N5GPC
> Grand Prairie, TX
>
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