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Re: Umbrella dish antenna



How about one of the thermal blankets found in a survival kit.  They are
flexible and may provide the reflection that is needed.  I'm not using one,
I just thought of it as a suggestion...

GL es 73,

Joel B. Black
jbblack@dbtech.net
k2sat@amsat.org
k2sat@arrl.net
http://web.dbtech.net/~jbblack



----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Bargholz" <N9UUR@wi.rr.com>
To: "Walter Crauwels" <Walter.Crauwels@skynet.be>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Saturday, September 01, 2001 8:17 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Umbrella dish antenna


> Thanks for running that test for the group!
>
> I am considering trying a "Silver reflector" umbrella from one of
> my portable light kits.  A standard lighting instrument diffuser
> used for portable TV and Film lighting... 41" dia.
>
> gb
>
>
>
> > Hi
> >
> > Well i tried this afternoon with some metal paint inside an ombrella,
and NO
> > result. as this spray isverry expencive, dont try it
> >
> > I'm looking for metalic fly mesh like howard, but i dont find it
> >
> > 73
> > ON4BCB
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Mark L. Hammond" <hammond@surrealnet.net>
> > To: "amSAT-BB" <AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org>
> > Sent: Saturday, September 01, 2001 7:21 PM
> > Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Umbrella dish antenna
> >
> >
> > > Howard has done a really cool job with that one!
> > >
> > > How about metallic painting the inside of a umbrella?  Any chance that
> > will
> > > work?  I've seen "chrome" colored paint, spray "aluminum" paint, etc.
> > >
> > > Anybody know a readily available paint that might work?
> > >
> > > 73,
> > >
> > > Mark L. Hammond  [N8MH]
> > >
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