The driven element is sized for 2 metres. It was developed for YOTA where young people successfully used the antenna operating satellites using hand-held transceivers. A choke around the boom was added to isolate the antenna from the coax and reduce the effect human contact has on the antenna. A handle was added on the boom end which makes it more comfortable to hold and further isolates the antenna from the handler. The antenna is plug and play. No tools are needed except for soldering on a connector to suit the application.
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The actuator is a cheap and heavy tool with high enough torque, ideal for elevation systems, but in practice it needs quite an effort in order to operate correctly in your homebrew antenna system. This page inform you of the actuator's secrets. Satellite Antenna Tips Tips that may be of help with the most important part of an amateur radio satellite station, the antenna systems. A quadrifilar helix weather satellite receiving antenna This article describes how to make a quadrifilar helix QFH antenna easily, from inexpensive materials: uPVC plumbing pipe and RGU co-axial cable.
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Years of home brewing has taught me how to do and not to do a lot of things properly. Here are some tips I learned that may be of help with the most important part of an amateur radio satellite station, the antenna systems. Materials to build satellite antennas can sometimes be found among junk most people would throw away. Four wire clothes hangers became the radials. I used this simple matching network:.
Last summer I was recovering from surgery on the brevis tendon in my ankle so I was housebound for around eight weeks. As luck would have it the World Cup was on so I was enjoying my recovery with a beer in hand, football and the wonderful weather. But of course, as a radio amateur, I wanted to operate outside in the sun. Being unable to travel I decided to work the FM satellites with my dual-band handhelds.