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Re: Helix antennas



Correction, K5OE's website is:
http://members.aol.com/k5oe/

the homebrew page address is correct.

Mike

-------------- Original message from k_9qh_o@worldnet.att.net: -------------- 


Try:

VE2ZAZ's website at:
http://www3.sympatico.ca/b.zauhar/
A very nice helix antenna project.

K5OE's website at:
http://members.aol.com
http://members.aol.com/homebrewpics
Great information here.

AF9Y's helix I built is on K5OE's homebrew page.

A "V" helix is pretty good size.

I would like to comment more on this but the wife is upsatirs stripping wallpaper and I think I had better help.

GL
Mike
K9QHO
-------------- Original message from "Zachary Schrempp" <ke7eyq@gmail.com>: -------------- 


> Hello folks, 
> 
> I am looking for advice on building helix antennas for satellite work. 
> Is anybody using helices for both V and U mode to yagi-comparable 
> success, and if so, how many turns are you using? I have been over the 
> basic overview in the Satellite Handbook and the helix looks like an 
> inexpensive, easy-to-build yagi alternative (if not capable of 
> switchable polarization). In real practice, has the lack of the 
> polarization switch from RHCP to LHCP really caused much difference? 
> 
> I have been operating FM birds with handhelds for about 6 months and I 
> am getting to work on a base station that will be capable of working 
> the linear satellites as well. I'm trying to avoid the extra cost and 
> complexity of building circularly polarized yagis. Any suggestions 
> would be appreciated. 
> 
> -- 
> Zachary Schrempp, KE7EYQ 
> AMSAT #36023 
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