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Mobile Antenna

Clint Bradford
 

I was just asked what I use to work the sats while in the car.

Well, nothing "special." I have a setup that receives well ... and it gets in to 
SO-50 and AO-91/92 just fine - but nothing specific for the satellites.

The Diamond mount is a clean, "no holes required" one. And the antenna 
does not require grounding.

Each are available at Ham Radio Outlet.

Re: Mobile Antenna

Steve wGØAT <goathiker@...>
 

Clint ...So if not using a directional antenna do most fixed and/or mobile stations run some power to make up for the antenna gain loss? I’m new to the LEO FM SATs and still learning. Fun stuff but challenging to get in to these birds when they’re busy with just a HT/and hand held Yagi!

Thanks, Steve/wGOAT

Re: Mobile Antenna

Clint Bradford
 

Yes. Might take 10W with that less-directional/efficient antenna to accomplish what can be done 
with 2-5W and a tape measure antenna ...

Clint 

Kenwood TH-D72a NOT Discontinued

Clint Bradford
 

A fellow ham brought this post made elsewhere to my attention. An example of how
the Internet "keeps" everything written ... (grin)

NO - The Kenwood TH-D72a is NOT discontinued. Wasn't when the cited poster wrote his 
misinformation - and not accurate today.

The Kenwood TH-D72a remains the only currently manufactured HT that performs well in 
U/V and V/U modes for working the FM voice satellites.

Re: Mobile Antenna

Joe Krepps
 

Oh my...planning on mounting antennas on the goats, Steve? LOL/HiHI!!

Thanks, Clint, for the tip. That's really encouraging. I remember, about 10 years ago, I had my Yaesu HT sitting in the back seat of my car. Didn't know it was on and a satellite pass goes overhead. It was one of the older Yaesu's that was full duplex. No idea what ever happened to it, unfortunately. I got an Icom W32A but managed to dump a lot of water on it - never got around to getting it fixed. Hoping to _finally_ get on with the '817ND + Arrow.

Tnx & 73/72,
Joe
WB3CFN

Linear Actuator for EL

Brent Crier
 

I'm hoping someone can hear in the group can help me out. I planning on using a Yaesu g-800 for AZ and would like to use a linear actuator for EL. Is anyone using this type of setup? I'm plan on using Pstrotator for tracking. The AZ setup is pretty simple. So no problem there. The part I'm struggling with is the controlling the actuator. Any help is much appreciated.

The actuator I'm looking at is one of these. https://ebay.us/llXAeg I'm thinking either the 18 or 12 inch one.

Thanks,
Brent N9BC

Re: People to Know

Clint Bradford
 

And the ARRL officially announced that these two have been awarded the Technical Service Award for 2019!

Humanoid FEDOR on His Way to ISS

Clint Bradford
 

http://en.roscosmos.ru/20854/

Looks like a successful launch!

Antenna help

Randy Davenport
 

I am disabled and low income. It's hard to hold my large sat antenna. Can somebody build me an antenna like the ones listed below?
1 2 element  on 2m, 3 element on 70cm

Randy ka4nma

Re: Antenna help

Brad Smith
 

I assume that you are using an Arrow 2 antenna??? An easy fix for this is to find a used camera tripod. $10 max on Craig's List. There is a 1/4-20 screw on top to hold the camera. I have made a plastic "Y" that mounts to the screw and supports the antenna boom, so it is no longer heavy. This also keeps the antenna steady. Let me know when you get the tripod and I will make you the "Y" and mail it to you.  Brad Smith KC9UQR

< I am disabled and low income. It's hard to hold my large sat antenna. Can somebody build me an antenna like the ones listed below?>

In a message dated 8/23/2019 3:36:21 AM Central Standard Time, pastor.spaceboy@... writes:

I am disabled and low income. It's hard to hold my large sat antenna. Can somebody build me an antenna like the ones listed below?
1 2 element  on 2m, 3 element on 70cm

Randy ka4nma

Re: Antenna help

Randy Davenport
 

Hi Brad, 

I have an arrow clone with all elements horizontal. I also have a tripod I am good on qrz.

Randy ka4nma


On Fri, Aug 23, 2019, 1:43 PM Brad Smith via Groups.Io <corlissbs=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I assume that you are using an Arrow 2 antenna??? An easy fix for this is to find a used camera tripod. $10 max on Craig's List. There is a 1/4-20 screw on top to hold the camera. I have made a plastic "Y" that mounts to the screw and supports the antenna boom, so it is no longer heavy. This also keeps the antenna steady. Let me know when you get the tripod and I will make you the "Y" and mail it to you.  Brad Smith KC9UQR

< I am disabled and low income. It's hard to hold my large sat antenna. Can somebody build me an antenna like the ones listed below?>

In a message dated 8/23/2019 3:36:21 AM Central Standard Time, pastor.spaceboy@... writes:

I am disabled and low income. It's hard to hold my large sat antenna. Can somebody build me an antenna like the ones listed below?
1 2 element  on 2m, 3 element on 70cm

Randy ka4nma

Re: Antenna help

Brad Smith
 

Randy, I will get it made in the next few days and on the way to you.

73 Brad KC9UQR

In a message dated 8/23/2019 12:49:56 PM Central Standard Time, pastor.spaceboy@... writes:

Hi Brad, 

I have an arrow clone with all elements horizontal. I also have a tripod I am good on qrz.

Randy ka4nma


On Fri, Aug 23, 2019, 1:43 PM Brad Smith via Groups.Io <corlissbs=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I assume that you are using an Arrow 2 antenna??? An easy fix for this is to find a used camera tripod. $10 max on Craig's List. There is a 1/4-20 screw on top to hold the camera. I have made a plastic "Y" that mounts to the screw and supports the antenna boom, so it is no longer heavy. This also keeps the antenna steady. Let me know when you get the tripod and I will make you the "Y" and mail it to you.  Brad Smith KC9UQR

< I am disabled and low income. It's hard to hold my large sat antenna. Can somebody build me an antenna like the ones listed below?>

In a message dated 8/23/2019 3:36:21 AM Central Standard Time, pastor.spaceboy@... writes:

I am disabled and low income. It's hard to hold my large sat antenna. Can somebody build me an antenna like the ones listed below?
1 2 element  on 2m, 3 element on 70cm

Randy ka4nma

 


Re: Antenna help

Clint Bradford
 

WOW - Extaordinary - Thank you, Brad!

Re: Antenna help

Greg
 

Re: Antenna help

Brad Smith
 

Randy, your antenna rest for the tripos is finished and will go out in tomorrow's mail from WI. Hope t work you on the birds.

73 Brad KC9UQR

In a message dated 8/23/2019 12:49:56 PM Central Standard Time, pastor.spaceboy@... writes:

Hi Brad, 

I have an arrow clone with all elements horizontal. I also have a tripod I am good on qrz.

Randy ka4nma


On Fri, Aug 23, 2019, 1:43 PM Brad Smith via Groups.Io <corlissbs=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I assume that you are using an Arrow 2 antenna??? An easy fix for this is to find a used camera tripod. $10 max on Craig's List. There is a 1/4-20 screw on top to hold the camera. I have made a plastic "Y" that mounts to the screw and supports the antenna boom, so it is no longer heavy. This also keeps the antenna steady. Let me know when you get the tripod and I will make you the "Y" and mail it to you.  Brad Smith KC9UQR

< I am disabled and low income. It's hard to hold my large sat antenna. Can somebody build me an antenna like the ones listed below?>

In a message dated 8/23/2019 3:36:21 AM Central Standard Time, pastor.spaceboy@... writes:

I am disabled and low income. It's hard to hold my large sat antenna. Can somebody build me an antenna like the ones listed below?
1 2 element  on 2m, 3 element on 70cm

Randy ka4nma

 


FO-99 Tonight

Clint Bradford
 

From AMSAT-NA -

Heads up central and western North America -

FO-99 SSTV activation is scheduled for approximately 03:25 UTC - 03:46 UTC tonight.

Frequency is 437.075 MHz FM.

SSTV mode is Scottie 1.

Re: FO-99 Tonight

Jer W
 

Please post some pics as some of us are in the EDT time zone.

Jerry...W8RQM


On Friday, August 23, 2019, 8:38:29 PM EDT, Clint Bradford via Groups.Io <clintbradford@...> wrote:


From AMSAT-NA -

Heads up central and western North America -

FO-99 SSTV activation is scheduled for approximately 03:25 UTC - 03:46 UTC tonight.

Frequency is 437.075 MHz FM.

SSTV mode is Scottie 1.

Re: Antenna help

Greg
 

Can you post a photo? I'd like to make one two. 

-------- Original message --------
From: "Brad Smith via Groups.Io" <corlissbs@...>
Date: 8/23/19 7:59 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Work-Sat@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Work-Sat] Antenna help

Randy, your antenna rest for the tripos is finished and will go out in tomorrow's mail from WI. Hope t work you on the birds.

73 Brad KC9UQR

In a message dated 8/23/2019 12:49:56 PM Central Standard Time, pastor.spaceboy@... writes:

Hi Brad, 

I have an arrow clone with all elements horizontal. I also have a tripod I am good on qrz.

Randy ka4nma


On Fri, Aug 23, 2019, 1:43 PM Brad Smith via Groups.Io <corlissbs=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I assume that you are using an Arrow 2 antenna??? An easy fix for this is to find a used camera tripod. $10 max on Craig's List. There is a 1/4-20 screw on top to hold the camera. I have made a plastic "Y" that mounts to the screw and supports the antenna boom, so it is no longer heavy. This also keeps the antenna steady. Let me know when you get the tripod and I will make you the "Y" and mail it to you.  Brad Smith KC9UQR

< I am disabled and low income. It's hard to hold my large sat antenna. Can somebody build me an antenna like the ones listed below?>

In a message dated 8/23/2019 3:36:21 AM Central Standard Time, pastor.spaceboy@... writes:

I am disabled and low income. It's hard to hold my large sat antenna. Can somebody build me an antenna like the ones listed below?
1 2 element  on 2m, 3 element on 70cm

Randy ka4nma

 


Re: FO-99 Tonight

K6HR
 

 
Paul Delaney
 
 



From: Work-Sat@groups.io [mailto:Work-Sat@groups.io] On Behalf Of Clint Bradford via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2019 5:38 PM
To: Work-Sat@groups.io
Subject: [Work-Sat] FO-99 Tonight

From AMSAT-NA -

Heads up central and western North America -

FO-99 SSTV activation is scheduled for approximately 03:25 UTC - 03:46 UTC tonight.

Frequency is 437.075 MHz FM.

SSTV mode is Scottie 1.

Re: FO-99 Tonight

Jer W
 

Thanks Paul (K6HR) for posting the pic.

Jerry...W8RQM

On Saturday, August 24, 2019, 8:57:17 AM EDT, K6HR via Groups.Io <paul.hamradio@...> wrote:


 
Paul Delaney
 
 


From: Work-Sat@groups.io [mailto:Work-Sat@groups.io] On Behalf Of Clint Bradford via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2019 5:38 PM
To: Work-Sat@groups.io
Subject: [Work-Sat] FO-99 Tonight

From AMSAT-NA -

Heads up central and western North America -

FO-99 SSTV activation is scheduled for approximately 03:25 UTC - 03:46 UTC tonight.

Frequency is 437.075 MHz FM.

SSTV mode is Scottie 1.