I have some solid uninsulated copper wire currently. Thanks in advance for any advice! I was very interested in what kind of answers that he might have gotten, so this morning, I clicked over to the post. It looks like a very cool and easy project. Anyone know? I always wondered what was in one of these things, and now I know. The board uses surface mount components, though.
«BOW» AND «ARROW» SATELLITE ANTENNA PROJECT
"BOW" AND "ARROW" SATELLITE ANTENNA PROJECT - radioaficion
Step-by-step instructions with photos can be seen below, following the project description and safety disclaimer. This is an excellent performing J-Pole type antenna, constructed from readily available materials. No endorsement is intended here, but the only business in our location that had it was Fastenal. A hacksaw or reciprocating saw with a metal cutting blade, as well as an electric hand drill and vise can be substituted if needed. And please : always wear safety glasses and other appropriate safety equipment for the job and exercise proper caution when using power tools.
DIY for cheap satellite operation
Ask the birds up there, they will confirm it! I had a very primitive satellite antenna setup at this QTH for satellite working. My outgoing signal was good but I had very bad reception. It was time to build a new antenna system that would solve this problem. I did not want to build a very elaborate fixed satellite antenna system and was looking for something simple, effective and portable.
One of the pleasure of working the amateur radio satellites is making contacts in a portable application and with QRP power. So I decided to combine the best ideas of a few existing designs and add my own twist to it. My sources of inspiration were:.