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Re: Recommendation for satellite cross yagi antennas

I just looked at their web site, and only see the 5x5 antenna listed for 144 
satellite...  the polarity switching box is an option, not included in the 
$169 price:  the details page for the antenna says to call or e-mail for 
pricing.  That option was not available when I ordered mine.  The 7x7 listed 
with the other 2-meter antennas is cross-polarized, not circular.

As far as a 10x10 goes?  Couldn't hurt to ask him:  the worst he could do is 
say "no."  But he just might be willing to do a custom one for the right 
price.   Who knows?

George, KA3HSW

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Edward R. Cole" <al7eb@acsalaska.net>

> At 10:50 AM 5/8/2005 -0500, George Henry wrote:
>>Try the Gulf Alpha satellite antennas... (www.gulfalphaantennas.com)
>>HANDMADE, with quality you have to see to believe!  And I believe that 
>>are less expensive than the M2 antennas.  I bought a pair last year in 
>>for Field Day, and worked everything I tried.  Now if only I can get these
>>covenant restrictions overturned so that I can put them up at home...
>>George, KA3HSW
> George,
> I am considering adding a new 2m satellite antenna to my satellite array
> (temporarly using my 3-elem Arrow).  I looked at the Gulf Alpha 7x7 
> element
> 144-MHz antenna and noted that it appears to include polarity switching. 
> I
> see nothing to suggest that is an option but wonder if that is included in
> the $169 price?  I'm not sure if it is quite large enough for good HEO
> performance but the size is nice (under 8-foot boom).  I have many M2
> antennas (the 436CP42 for 435-MHz, for instance) so quite familiar what
> their antennas can deliver.  The M2 2mCP22 is a bit more expensive though.
> What can you tell me about the 7x7 antenna?
> Perhaps I could convince them to make a 10x10 for me.  That is closer to
> what I would want.
> Thanks,
> 73's,
> Ed - KL7UW  <new call>
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