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Info needed.



Hi all,
	Well, It's time to start considering antennas for my satellite station.
(tax refund:-) I am trying to pack as many modes into my station as I can. I
have the following so far....

Yaesu FT-847
AOR 8600 MK2 receiver (dc-3ghz)
Icom IC-706MK2G
Mirage 2530 (300 watt 2 meter amplifier)
Astron RS-70M power supply
G-5500 rotor
LVB tracking board
SAT688 tracking board
Orbitron tracking software
Andrew CF2P coax (2.7db loss 100' @ 450mhz)

	I will be running the coax in about 50-70' runs from the shack to the
antennas.
I would like to have mode S receive as well but the loss gets rather high
with this coax so hardline or a mast mounted
downconverter may be the way I go.

	I'm pretty sure I want circular polarized antennas unless someone talks me
out of it. Switchable for LHCP or RHCP??
Whatever VHF and UHF antennas I choose will also be used for terrestrial
work as well. Unfortunately, my terrestrial work is somewhat limited due to
the topography of where my house is. I will also be adding mast mounted
preamps sometime in the future.

	I'm confusing myself with all the modes and options so what do you
recommend?

All comments appreciated very much.

RoD
KD0XX



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