[aprssig] APRS antenna for an airplane
needhame1 at plateautel.net
Sat Sep 16 09:31:41 CDT 2006
At 01:15 AM 9/16/2006, Andrew Rich wrote:
>Any suggestions ?
I've used an HT with a rubber duck to check into a repeater net
200+ miles away, so you'll be able to get SOME results with almost anything.
The suggestion to use an inspection panel is a good one, but if
CASA is a problem, you could simply have another aviation antenna added and
use that. It would help if you could get it tuned for 144 instead of 120,
but I suspect it would work in either case as long as your transceiver
could tolerate the mismatch.
BTW, if you normally fly pretty high AGL, then mount the antenna
on the belly. However, if you normally fly low, like a crop duster, you
might be better served by mounting the antenna on top.
Earl Needham, KD5XB, Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
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