If you are handy, Google "An EZ-Lindenblad Antenna for 2 Meters" for an antenna design by Tony, AA2TX(SK). It has some advantages over a regular eggbeater, with circularity at low elevations.
73, Drew KO4MA
>From: Steve Kristoff <skristof(a)etczone.com>
>Sent: Apr 20, 2015 3:14 PM
>To: "amsat-bb(a)amsat.org" <amsat-bb(a)amsat.org>
>Subject: [amsat-bb] antenna question
>This AMSAT group is great! Ask a question and it does get answered!
>My summary of what I have so far: M2 Eggbeaters are probably OK for working
>the ISS since ISS has a strong downlink. The antennas may be OK for the
>AO-73 telemetry when the satellite is 300mW telemetry watt and higher than
>about 20 degrees in elevation.
>If those things are more or less true, the Eggbeater will probably suit my
>I had not planned on working the other satellites with the Eggbeater. I get
>on SO-50 once in awhile out in the backyard with my HT and an Arrow
>antenna. I'm not a power-hitter, but I'm averaging at least one QSO per
>pass and I'm good with that.
>Still open for suggestions, if anyone has any more before I decide what to
>Thanks again folks!
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This AMSAT group is great! Ask a question and it does get answered!
My summary of what I have so far: M2 Eggbeaters are probably OK for working
the ISS since ISS has a strong downlink. The antennas may be OK for the
AO-73 telemetry when the satellite is 300mW telemetry watt and higher than
about 20 degrees in elevation.
If those things are more or less true, the Eggbeater will probably suit my
I had not planned on working the other satellites with the Eggbeater. I get
on SO-50 once in awhile out in the backyard with my HT and an Arrow
antenna. I'm not a power-hitter, but I'm averaging at least one QSO per
pass and I'm good with that.
Still open for suggestions, if anyone has any more before I decide what to
Thanks again folks!
I've suddenly started receiving AMSAT BB traffic in my main INBOX which
means my filter has stopped catching and routing the messages.
My filter looks at the header field "List-Id" and sorts according to
matches it makes there.
I now see traffic coming from the list with this List-ID,
List-Id: AMSAT-NA Bulletin Board Mailing List <amsat-bb.amast.org>
and that doesn't match the group formerly known as amsat.org
I think someone typo'd something there. Can we fix it?
Chris Elmquist NØJCF
This is the official announcement from the ARRL. They are extending the age of young hams who can get picked to 24.
You won't want to miss the year's Saturday morning Youth Forum organized by Carole Perry, WB2MGP at Dayton Hamvention. Amateur Radio licensed students in elementary grades through college undergrad attending the Forum will have the opportunity to be selected to join astronaut Mike Fincke, KE5AIT for a special luncheon hosted by ARRL to talk about his career, space travel and research on the ISS. The luncheon will follow the Forum.
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All, now that I have SatPC32 registered and working I went to start it back
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