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Re: "Trash Can" or steel drum dish antennas




> > As an aside, anyone ever heard of a "cornucopia" antenna?  Some of the
>  > old long-haul analog microwave sites run by the old AT&T still have some
>  > up.  They are generally a cone pointing up with an "elbow" opening that
>  > opens to the horizon.  Those have even better sidelobe/backlobe
>  > performance.  I have some pictures in old textbooks; they appear to be
>  > one of the original radio astronomy antennas.  And now they're all dark;
>  > someone needs to pull one down and fire it up!!

I believe you are refering to what I know as a "conical horn". Check:

http://www.afcsat.com/SatelliteConicalHorn.html

I don't think a G5550B will aim this guy! <grin>

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

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