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Re: antenna opinion?



I use a 5 element on 2 meters and 9 element on 440.  I have mine 
permanently parked at 25 degrees because of some ground clutter I have 
to clear.  I have the 2 meter set for horizontal polarization and 440 
set for vertical polarization.  I would suggest preamps for both bands.

Ron
KA4KYI

W0DXZ@aol.com wrote:
> I am going to put up a simple satellite antenna system. Simple means, that  I 
> won't be able to control the polarization, I am going to use linear 144-432  
> beams.  I will be able to rotate AZ of course, AND elevation. 
>  
> Question is,,, how big of beams  (how much gain) do I need for  each band. I 
> don't want the pattern to be so tight I am constantly changing  the rotor,,, 
> would something like 8 ele on 2 and  16 el on 432 do the job?  I can use a 
> pre-amp on receive   (separate coax lines)  Any  recommendations for antennas? I 
> just don't want to go through polarization  switching. 
>  
> And,,, would it be any benefit to turn the beams somewhere between  
> horizontal and vertical,,, at a 45 degree angle, for polarization? Or is that a  waste 
> of time, or would it make things worse. 
>  
> Bob W0DXZ  DM-33 AZ
> 
> 
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