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Patch feed vs. Helix ???



Am I correct to say that a 5 turn helix has more gain than a patch feed
for the AO-40 downlink ???

If I am using a 5 turn helix for the AO-40 downlink now, what advantage
would I gain going to a patch feed ???



K7XQ   Jeff   Atwater, CA.
Grid: CM97qi
EME, Satellites, Meteor Scatter
JT-44, FSK441 ( WSJT ) , CW

144 MHz: 2 X 2MPX20's H/V 16 dBd & 2 X 2M12 3 W.L.  H only 15 dBd 800
Watts single 3CX800A7
( looking for two more 2MPX20's to make four total )
Initials: 61

432 MHz: 4.3 meter dish 21 dBd 800 Watts 2 X 4CX400A7
Initials: 5

1296 MHz: 4.3 meter dish 30.5 dBd 150 Watts 2 X 2C39 water-cooled ( soon
400 Watts single GS15B  )
Minimum dish elevation of 20 degrees 
Initials: 22

10348 MHz: 4.3 meter dish
Project for 2004 !
Initials: 0


K7XQ Homepage: http://www.elite.net/~k7xq/k7xq.html

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