Re: satellite antennas
I went through just what you are going through, and did the same thing you are thinking about. I have an Elk, I eventually mounted it on a roof tripod, a 3 ft tripod, with a cheap rat shack rotor, and mounted it elevated at about 25 degrees, and It worked great. Most of the passes are at 45 degrees or less, so you will be able to work maybe 90 percent of the passes with that set up, maybe not the really low ones or the straight overhead ones full pass, but, try it, it is a big improvement over standing out in the back yard holding a radio in one hand and an antenna in the other. Is that the world's longest sentence?
The other thing previous to that I did was mount that tripod on a table in the back yard, so the antenna was at maybe 6 ft, mounted it same way, at 25 degrees, and all I had to do was twist the mast along the azimuth, a big improvement over trying to hold the beam and find both elevation and azimuth. I love the Elk.
Good luck, 73 Bob wa7dxz dm33
In a message dated 2/19/2010 7:47:19 P.M. US Mountain Standard Time, jmoncak@... writes: