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Re: NEW TO SATELLITES - HELP



Pete,
Try
http://members.aol.com/k5oe/

Which is K5OE's web page.It has some great antenna ideas.I've tried in the
past both the 70cm and 2m eggbeater II's and they work fine for sat use.

Rgds,

Dave VK3DXL

----- Original Message -----
From: <pmoscatt@bigpond.net.au>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 10:15 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] NEW TO SATELLITES - HELP


> Thank you for reading this post.
>
> I have always wanted to get into the Satellite mode of our hobby but
> until now have never had the gear to do so.
>
> I have now purchased a new FT-847 which gives me the capability to work
> some of the birds out there.
>
> I plan to start at the basement and work the "Easy Sats" first, namely
> RS12 & RS15 until I get the hang of it all.
>
> I have a dipole that I listen to the beacon on (29.408) where I can
> hear it without any trouble at all.
>
> My 2 Meter antenna is a base 5/8 Ground Independant Vertical.
>
> When I try and work into RS12, I hear my returned signal very faintly -
> no where near as loud as the beacon.  I have put this down to the
> vertical having a very low angle of radiation therefore when the sat
> passes over with anything greater than 30-45 degrees of elevation I
> can't hear myself at all.
>
> My question is:  What would be a good 2 Meter antenna to get me started
> off with and ensure I have reliable uplinks ??
>
> Best Regards
> Pete VK4CCV
>
> PS: Sorry for all the "I"s
>
>
>
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