Since not everyone reads ANS or the Twitter or Facebook feeds, I thought I'd share this here a bit early.
73, Drew KO4MA
M2 Antenna Systems, Inc. of Fresno, CA introduced the new satellite antenna LEO-Pack using their 436CP16 and 2MCP8A yagis during the 2015 HamCation in Orlando, FL.
The 436CP16 and 2MCP8A are light weight, circularly polarized antennas optimized for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellite communications or other applications where a small circular polarized antenna is required. Optimum match and gain designed for the satellite band.
Rear mounted for easy coaxial cable routing. A preamp (not included) can be mounted close to the antenna for almost no coax loss before the preamp, maximizing your receive performance.
Computer design techniques help keep spurious side lobes down for optimum signal to noise rations. Both the 436CP16 and 2MCP8A feature the same CNC machined, O-ring and silicone-gel sealed, driven element assemblies common to all M2 Yagi Antennas. This insures years of trouble free performance regardless of weather.
M2 designed a custom LEO cross boom to pair these two antennas together for a very manageable amateur satellite ground station.
AMSAT-NA and M2 Antenna Systems are pleased to announce that the LEO-Pack system is being offered to members only at $499, shipping included (US only). Non-members can join AMSAT-NA at time of purchase to participate in this special purchase. The M2 list price is $545.99.
To place your order, visit the AMSAT store at: http://store.amsat.org/catalog/
M2 Antenna System's LEO-Pack page can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/nyhgmcr