[amsat-bb] Antenna

Juan Antonio Fernandez ea4cyq at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 05:32:19 PDT 2012

Experience tells me that the success come when you can change the
polarization.  So my advice is to build two dual-band linear antennas
and set it in 90º with enough separations between them. You will
remember this advice each time you turn your antenna switch and the
signal emerges from the noise.  You will take advantage of the 80% of
each pass.

Do not forget to take into consideración other similar easy-yaguis to
build such as the IOio antenna.


Juan Antonio

From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
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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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