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Re: Array Mounting



I use a "middle-of-the-tower" mounted set of "RINGS" for my CP
Uplink/Dnlink satellite antennas (including 1.2 GHz Yagis), which
are all mounted about 25-feet below my larger top array.  I have
not noticed any real bad loss when working through a high elevation
angle, but I'm sure there is some interaction.  The greatest majority
of my satellite passes have NOT required crossing my array, so it
has worked out very well for many years.

Enjoy Ham Radio!
73,  Charlie Schlieper, N5TD


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <sco@sco-inc.com>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2005 10:05 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Array Mounting


> Has anyone ever tried mounting a small satellite array about 10 feet BELOW 
> a small HF yagi (Force-12 C-4SS) on a 72 foot crank up tower (TX-472MDP) 
> ???
>
> If I wanted to crank the tower over to adjust antennas, or even lower it 
> down to do so, having the satellite array on the lower portion of the mast 
> would be better. I wonder how the signals might be affected by shooting 
> thru the HF antenna.
>
> Still thinking, if i could utilize only one tower here i could save at 
> least $4,000 (even after buying the M2 AZ-EL rotors) this way. But i don;t 
> want to do it if it would be a "bad" solution.
>
> Les
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