[amsat-bb] Re: Antenna

Ted k7trkradio at charter.net
Sun Aug 19 12:58:59 PDT 2012

Id, I have sent you my informal 'construction article' along with pictures

This is an excellent compromise and economical...and it works great. I use
the Elk because, as you will see in the photos, you can center the weight
mass right over the RS rotor. I don't see how you could do that with an
Arrow, so I think the Arrow will be way too much weight hanging out there.
As you will see in the photos, you can paint ( any solid non-metallic color)
all the pvc pieces for weather an uv protection. The antenna and rotor can
be protected with multiple coasts of Rustoleum claer

Also, I think Bob Brunniga (from this group) has documented that 15 deg
fixed is the best overall el setting. You can also modify my design to have
the preamp on top. (mine is in the shack)

This setup got me most of my VUCC (but so did AO-51 !!) and it works. 

GL, Ted, K7TRK

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of ld.lucas at frontier.com
Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2012 2:18 AM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Antenna

This may have been discussed before forgive me if it has I am new at this.

I was wondering if an Elk or Arrow antenna mounted on a mast at an angle
with a TV rotor would work as a base antenna for Satellite work. Has anyone
done this and any tips on how you have been successful. If this does not
work what would be the best antenna other than beams for under $200.00 to do
Thanks for your information.

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