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Re: Who has success with Eggbeaters on the satellites ???



You need a good pre-amp at the antenna to make them work. The Landwehr works
nicely.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff" <k7xq@elite.net>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2003 11:07 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Who has success with Eggbeaters on the satellites ???


> I recently put up some eggbeaters and am trying them out on the
> satellites. They are the M2 eggbeaters but I didn't get the radial kits
> with them, but instead, I made my own radials. The 2 meter eggbeater
> appears to work OK but the 432 eggbeater has a problem
> with too much QSB and deep fading. The original eggbeater design calls
> for a distance from the antennas to the radials to be about 8 inches. I
> put them at 13 inches to try to take advantage of better gain at the low
> elevations. Could this be the problem?? Do need to set them to 8 inches
> instead ???  The radials are 13.25 inches long each.
>
> K7XQ Jeff
> Atwater, CA.
> Grid: CM97qi
> EME, Satellites, Meteor Scatter
> CW, FSK441 or JT-44
>
> 144 MHz: 4 X 3 W.L. 800 Watts Single 3CX800A7
> EME Initials: 60
> 432 MHz: 2 X 9 W.L. 800 Watts ( soon 4 X 9 W.L. ) 2 X 4CX400A
> EME Initials: 5
> 1296 MHz: 3.1 Meter Dish 130 Watts at feed 2 X 2C39 water-cooled
> "Hi-Spec"
> EME Initials: 16
>
> K7XQ Webpage ( EME Antenna Pictures ):
> http://www.elite.net/~k7xq/k7xq.html
>
>
>
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