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how the hell can a STRAIGHT stacked vertical ... be elliptical
or is it interaction of the "corner of the roof" producing it??
in my view that stacked verical is nothing special but a vertical
stacked antenna ... should produce a vertical polarized signal
towards horizon (to reach far away repeaters) ... and only a low
signal towards the sky
shoud not a quarterwave whip work better for sats??
or what about a 3/4 wave (with some high angle radiation) ???
should that not work better for sats??
greetz sigi dg9bfc
ps any links to the compac antenna?? did not find it
Am 19.12.2019 um 15:44 schrieb Brad
Smith via Groups.Io:
Hi Jerry. I set a Comet CA-2x4SR NMO in
the center of the roof and a COMPAC 136-174MHz/400-480Mhz
at the rear corner of the roof. Being elliptically
polarized, this antenna has to be on a corner to work
properly. I have tried many antenna combinations,
including eggbeater types and I like this combination the
best. Between the properties of each, I get a good signal.
Perfect? No, but simple to rove and power to get into the
crowded birds. KC9UQR
In a message dated 12/19/2019 9:25:43 AM Central Standard Time,
Did you build the antennas on your van
If so, what manufacturer?
On Thursday, December 19, 2019, 10:18:00 AM
EST, Brad Smith via Groups.Io
Paul, I manually Doppler tune the
TM-D710GA. I work portable with this
radio, from my van, with two
differently polarized antennas that I
place on the van roof, and an A-B
switch to switch between the two. I do
love the radio.