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RE: AO-51 S band antenna

Mike, KC9DOA asked about AO-51's S-Band antenna.

The S-band antenna is linear. The L & S antennas are a single unit, 
designed by Stan Wood, WA4NFY. If you want to see what the dual-band 
structure looks like, fetch www.columbiaara.org/AMSAT-CARA-04-08.ppt 
<http://www.columbiaara.org/AMSAT-CARA-04-08.ppt> and look at Slide #9.

Regarding antenna gain, at the Dayton Hamvention, Walt, K0CEH was 
getting good copy with a 1/4 wave "whip" (i.e. a paper clip) as seen in 
http://www.pbase.com/tomcat/image/43947504. Drew did very well with a 
simple corner reflector in http://www.pbase.com/tomcat/image/43947506.

73 de Tom, W3IWI
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