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1. Sources for satellite related construction publications:
ARRL 225 Main St. Newington Ct. 06111-1494 203-594-0200The ARRL Antenna Book and The Satellite Experimenters Handbook are the two best sources I have found for both practical and theoretical antenna related information.
AMSAT-NA 850 Sligo Ave. Suite 600 Silver Springs Md. 20910-4703 301-589-6062"The AMSAT Journal" reports both news and construction projects. This alone is worth the membership cost.
AMSAT-UK 94 Herongate Road Wanstead Park London E12 5EQ England 0181-989-6741"Oscar News", their membership journal, also reprints AMSAT-DL, JAMSAT and other international AMSAT's news and construction projects. It is well worth the membership cost.
Contact all three organizations for a complete list of their handbooks and other literature they offer.
2. The ARRL Handbook, The ARRL Antenna Book and The Satellite Experimenters Handbook, published by the ARRL (Note 1) all have theoretical overviews and practical construction details on this and related subjects.
3. The AMSAT Journal, Volume 13, No. 3, July 1990, published by AMSAT-NA and OSCAR News, June 1991, published by AMSAT-UK (Note 1).
4. Mylar guy line rope:
U.S. Rope 711 Hamilton Ave, Menlo Park Ca 94025 415-322-1881
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