APRS SATCOM base antennas

Sat 28 October 2017

Years ago, Bob Bruninga, WB4APR, talked about a "good" antenna for APRS SATCOM applications.  It was a 19-inch vertical antenna that would function on both the 2m and 70cm bands, and had lobes that were up around the 30-degree mark.  Looking for information on that antenna last night I found a page Bob had written expanding on the idea.  This page provides designs for i-gate antennas on 2m and includes the 19-inch antenna as well as a new design, a 3/4-wave 2m antenna.

I'm seriously considering building one or both of these antennas this weekend to test out these antenna designs.

By Sparks, Category: Radio

Tags: Digital Operations / International Space Station (ISS) / Antennas / APRS / Packet Radio / Satellite Operations /

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