Being a recent newbie to the LEOs it had never even occurred to me that too narrow a beam width could present a problem with staying pointed at those satellites. Thanks, Reid, for bringing that thought up in my mind. I wasn't taking it out of context. I was just wondering if it was an unforeseen problem (by me) that I needed to address. It's things like this that allow us to learn.
It appears that a narrow beam width is not normally a problem and I thank John and others who pointed that out.
73, Tom, KØTW
I have used a Cushcraft 13B2 (13 elements) on 2m and a Cushcraft 719B (19
elements) on 70cm on the
satellites with no problem. Didn't experience either as being too narrow
beamwidth for sat use.
73s John AA5JG
I am amazed at how many people take things stated out of context on this reflector. I never said that any of the arrays would not work due to problem they were having hearing the satellites and it was stated that if none of the other suggestions worked to consider that the arrays they are using are pointed correctly in the correct direction of the satellite. Pointing being off, the nulls could easily block the satellite's reception. The larger the array the more this might be evident. The larger the array, stacked arrays and even dish antennas, pointing becomes a bit more critical.