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Author Topic: Antenna Help  (Read 3752 times)
KA4NMA
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« on: July 13, 2013, 07:27:23 PM »

 I want to get involved with the ham satellites. I like the CJU, Moxon and IOio style antenna's. I am disabled and unable to build an antenna. I have vision and hand problems that limit my building things.  Also, I do not have the tools.   Can somebody help me get an antenna?

Please send me an email.  pastor dot spaceboy at gmail dot com

Randy ka4nma
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2013, 09:12:21 AM »

You can purchase a kit of parts to make a Tape Measure beam ... minimal skills needed (I even built one myself! (grin)).

Plans and a link to the kit are on the ANTENNAS page at ...

http://www.work-sat.com

Clint K6LCS
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2013, 06:40:36 PM »

I have used an Arrow antenna, mounted on a camera tripod, for many contacts.  It breaks down and assembles easily.  Depending on your radio, you may need a diplexer to breakout the VHF/UHF signals for feeding to/from the antenna.  You will also need a couple of BNC jumpers and BNC/SO-239 adapters.

http://arrowantennas.com/arrowii/146-437.html
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2013, 06:21:37 PM »

How do you mount it to the tripod?
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2013, 07:18:04 PM »

Under the foam handle the mast is tapped for 1/4 x 20 - the common camera tripod threading.

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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2013, 08:22:00 AM »

View the pics on my HAM-SATs Group to give you some ideas of how I mount an ARROW for portable OPs, my 'simple ARROW EL rotor' does require a hole to be drilled in the boom:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HAM-SATs/photos/album/855859257/pic/list

PHOTOS: Portable SAT OPs

I created these methods to create places for all the items that need to be held, as I just do not have enough hands....
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