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Re: Canted S-band antennas on satellite



not sure if you mean with ao-40 now, or any other sat like ao-40 that might
go up in the future.

but afaik, ao-40 has no other 13 cms antenna's.
blew up in the explosion i think :).

Speak to you later.
Scott Elliott
Scott@pieh0.co.uk
2E1FJB / M1SJE
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ronald Long" <rlong3@columbus.rr.com>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2002 9:52 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Canted S-band antennas on satellite


> I wonder what others think of this idea.
>
> On a spin-stabilized satellite like AO-40
> why couldn't we have multiple S-band transmit
> antennas mounted at different angles to the boresite.
> Then by picking the right antenna we could improve
> the Squint vs. MA. Not perfect but better than one
> I would think. It would require a multiple-position
> coax switch, maybe 3 or 4 positions.
>
> ron w8gus.
>
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