[amsat-bb] Re: Question adding RHCP to Cheap Yagi

Howard Long howard at howardlong.com
Fri Jan 2 08:13:14 PST 2009

Hi Curt.

Either way will work.


I have had superb success with mine, in fact during the days of AO-40 I
worked the world with it as an uplink antenna with 50W.


73, Howard G6LVB 

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Curt Nixon
Sent: 02 January 2009 15:19
Subject: [amsat-bb] Question adding RHCP to Cheap Yagi

Good Morning All:

I've been using a 10el version of Kent Britain's Cheap yagi for my 70cm
downlink antenna.  It suffers from deep fades so I am going to add the
second yagi with physical offset to get to RHCP in the x config.

Question is:

normally I would reverse the coax connections to a dipole driver but this is
a hairpin (half of a folded dipole. )

Do I reverse the connections as normal?  Kents instructions just say offset
the elements and feed in phase.



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