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Re: Myers Dish Orientation



In a message dated 5/23/2001 1:01:12 PM Eastern Daylight Time, K5OE@aol.com 
writes:

> Mike, I think you meant horizontal polarization, which has the long 
dimension 
> of the antenna vertical.  That is the way Bruce, KK5DO, mounted his and he 
> gets very good signals with just a converted Drake 2880.  We choose to 
mount 
> it that way for the same reason:  takes up less room on the boom and keeps 
> the metal further away from the V/U antennas.  I don't know if there is any 
> ground gain to be had at 2400 MHz when the satellite is near the horizon, 
but 
> that be an added bonus to that orientation.

Hi Jerry,

That's what I meant. Guess I needed to be more specific. When I said mount it 
vertically, I meant _physically vertical_ This should yield horizontal 
polarization. Sorry for any confusion.

73,
Mike, N1JEZ
AMSAT #29649
Local Area Coordinator
"A closed mouth gathers no feet."
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