New Satellite Station of KD4APP

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     The antennas. 

70cm antenna: 16-element RHC polarized yagi. The specs. are 14.07dbc forward gain (between 435 and 436 MHZ) Front to back ratio 19db, E 36.4 degrees, H 40.2 degrees and overall boom length is around 70 Inches. Has 8 horizontal and 8 vertical elements with 1/4 wavelength spacing. Price is under $200 including the phasing lines. These are available for purchase from Pete at the GACA (Gulf Alpha Communications Antenna Inc) website at - sometimes he sells them on eBay as vhfantennas.

2-meter antenna: Cushcraft 4-element vertically polarized yagi.

Rotator: I use a Yaesu G-5500 AZ/EL rotator (not shown) - I'm using UniTrac for rotator and radio tuning automation.

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     A view inside. 

Shown: Icom PCR-1000, Radio Shack 2022 scanner, Nova software and UniTrac 2003 hardware/software

Also - bought another FT-847 to replace the one I sold a few years back.

Not shown: Radio Shack 10-meter, G-5500 rotator interface, Radio Shack power supply, MFJ power distribution, power inserter for Down East Microwave 13ULNA, and 3733 TranSystem converter.

See old station here.

Last updated: 25 September 2005
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