[amsat-bb] Cuscraft 416-TB and 22XB phasing harneses???

Chris Thompson g0kla at arrl.net
Tue May 24 19:43:41 UTC 2016

Chris Thompson said (in part):
 > I don't think it is worthwhile setting up the ability to switch from LHCP
> to RHCP or vice versa if the spacecraft has linear antennae, because the
> difference is only 3dB, but others may disagree.

Don't take what I typed too literally.  There will clearly be a difference
and I agree that the atmosphere does all sorts of funny stuff.
Experimentation is the fun part of what we do :)


On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 11:43 AM, Jim Walls <jim at k6ccc.org> wrote:

>  Chris,  Add one more to disagree with you.  I have crossed yagis on 2M and
> 430 that are used for both terrestrial and satellite.  I can switch between
> polarities and sometimes it makes little difference, but on some passes,
> the difference is quite pronounced.  When trying to dig out a really weak
> signal, even a few dB is quite helpful.
>  Jim - K6CCC
>  Satellite inactive at the moment...
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