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Re: patch antennas for AO-51



I'm pretty sure Drew, KO4MA, has done this before with
good results.
I'm sure he'll chime in here shortly.....
Jim  KQ6EA

--- ANTHONY JAPHA <tjjapha@earthlink.net> wrote:

> Hi S-band users,
> Wonder if anyone has used a commercial patch antenna
> (no dish) for the S-band downlink.  This would be
> for a hand-held operation.
> 
> What's been your experience?  What models have you
> used?  Anyone use a Hypergain antenna from Hyperlink
> Technologies?  VK2TRF got me thinking about it.  Has
> the patch been an improvement over a hand-held helix
> and/or dipole with corner reflector?
> 
> Tnx and 73,
> Tony, N2UN
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