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Re: Myers Dish Orientation



Jerry
Is it true, if one puts fine mesh metal window screen over the BBQ grill, this tends to help RX better from AO-40, which is circular? I think I heard it here on the BB.
Don...W6RWN

K5OE@aol.com wrote:

> 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.
> 73,
> Jerry, K5OE
>
> fwinder@one.net writes:
>
> > For those successfully using the Myers barbecue grill type dish for 2400
> >  Mhz  what is the correct orientation?  I note from inputs that is is
> >  apparently used  either in a vertial or horizontal polarization
> >  configuration.  With the longer part of the dish pointing vertically I am
> >  presuming this would give horizontal polarization?  Thanks for info on best
> >  polarization.  73, Farrell Winder, W8ZCF.
>
> N1JEZ writes:
> Mount it either way. It's a linear feed and AO-40 is circular so either will
> work. FYI, I have mine mounted vertically to save some space on my cross boom.
>
> 73,
> Mike, N1JEZ
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