Re: IC-9700 and the SATS
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I have both the Kenwood TH-D72A HT and Yeasu FTM-400XDR. Any thoughts on using the HT for the up link and the Yeasu for the down link?
On Monday, December 23, 2019, 6:45:59 PM EST, Brad Smith via Groups.Io <corlissbs@...> wrote:
I use two antennas, both differently polarized, on the roof of my vehicle. The Comet CA-2x4SR NMO is vertically polarized and has properties that suit satellite work. This antenna is placed in the center of the roof. http://www.cometantenna.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/CA-2x4SR1.pdf
The COMPACTENNA is elliptically polarized and a very good satellite antenna. It must be placed on the corner of the vehicle. It is their 2 meter/440 model. https://compactenna.com/products/ On this site, there are explanations and videos that explain this antenna.
I use a AB switch to switch between the two antennas, depending on which one is performing the best at the moment. The COMPACTENNA is also very good at working directly overhead. Being omni-directional, there is no “doughnut hole”.