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Re: Eggbeaters



John,

Your Eggbeater is looking UP for satellites.
Hearing below 15-20 degrees is tough.
It is great for overhead passes!
A preamp would help, but your radiation angle is the problem.
I simple 5/8 wave vertical is good for lower angles, and for higher angles 
on close passes. A 1/4 wave or a loop antenna with a preamp would work ok. 
Keep in mind that noise is vertically polorized.

73, Scott



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Henderson" <jah@ec.rr.com>
To: "AMSAT-BB" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2005 6:56 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Eggbeaters


> I have constructed, very carefully I might add, a 70cm eggbeater II, got
> the swr down to 1.1/1 at 435-438 .Stone deaf at 25' height and 40 foot
> run of 9913.
> I must have too much attenuation in the line into the shack. I don't
> have any N connectors on hand so there are a couple of 259's in the
> line.
>
> Am I wasting my time and $$ or will a mast preamp help?
>
> 73,  John
> N4NAB/ FM14lq
> AMSAT # 32411
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