[amsat-bb] Largest cross-yagi ever?

Scott scott23192 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 00:39:07 UTC 2016

No, it was a regular manned blimp with the pilot house underneath and 
engines on the rear.  Seemed to be doing a lot of nose-up / nose-down 
maneuvering, not unlike me trying to point an Arrow antenna where I imagine 
a satellite might be.  Ok, perhaps their movement wasn't quite as much like 
someone swatting at a wasp as my Arrow handling is.

The visual was quite distinctive... if you were looking from the front or 
rear, it would be like a zero (the blimp) with the letter "X" (antenna?) 
riding on its back.  I didn't count the elements, but my perception was 
perhaps 8 to 12.


-----Original Message----- 
From: Bob
Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 6:59 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Largest cross-yagi ever?

Was it this?


They lost one around MD last year (broke loose).

73, Bob, WB4SON

On Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 6:43 PM, J. Boyd (JR2TTS) <
the2belo at msd.biglobe.ne.jp> wrote:

> On Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:35:11 -0400, "Scott" <scott23192 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Anyway, I pulled over to take a closer look because this one was
> > different.  You could clearly see U.S. Navy markings but what really
> > stuck out was that on top of the blimp, running its full length, was
> > what appeared to be a cross-yagi antenna approximately equal to the
> > inflated size of the blimp itself.  This thing was HUGE!
> "If I can't make it into AO-85 with *this*, I give up."
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