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Re: 1.2GHz and K5GNA BBQ Ant ??



Hi All
I'm pretty good at the helix antennas, but what would the minimum size be for 1.2Ghz.  Currently I am putting together a four foot off center dish for both L & S.  I was told some time ago that the 36x30 primestar dish would be too small for L band.  My 12 turn helix is ok for AO51 but would be not so hot for the next heo with 10 watts.  I'm planning for the next heo.  I have this 12 foot paraclips C band that would be a bit over kill but fun to play with.
73 Bob W7LRD
Seattle

-------------- Original message -------------- 
From: Anthony Monteiro <aa2tx@comcast.net> 

> Hi Bill,, 
> 
> I did a pretty extensive analysis of this antenna including adding 
> screening for receiving AO-40. The article withh all the details 
> and measurements is in the proceedings of the 2004 AMSAT Space Symposium. 
> 
> This antenna was designed for max gain, not space communications, and it has 
> a very high noise temperature. However, for receiving AO-51, the stock dish 
> is fine. An initial analysis shows that it should be fine for receiving Eagle 
> on S-band in most cases also. 
> 
> 73, 
> Tony AA2TX 
> 
> --- 
> 
> 
> At 05:11 PM 11/17/2006, Bill Booth wrote: 
> 
> >Mark Brueggemann K5LXP recently inquired about a 1.2GHz antenna but 
> >mentioned he had a K5GNA barbecue dish and converter. Since I have my 
> >antennas down for rework, (since I moved) I am wondering the same thing. 
> > 
> >I am also curious if covering the BBQ grill with screening material on the 
> >K5GNA unit is worth the trouble. There was lots of discussion about it when 
> >AO-40 was working, but I do not remember anyone saying it was worth the 
> >trouble. Anybody add the screen material to the unit and what kind of 
> >improvement did you hear...... 
> > 
> >Bill Booth VE3NXK 
> >Sundridge ON, Canada 
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