I was hoping for some help with a no rotator setup. I had been following the build wiki which was very helpful. The challenge I am having is finding a Turnstile antenna that would work in UHF band. Any suggestions on where I can purchase one or another antenna type which works in the UHF band?
I did find this yagi antenna but am I correct without a rotator this would not get any signals?
Commercial: Dual-band Arrow J-pole on my station (618), still (oy!) no LNA and neighborhood has some RFI issues. Improving UHF performance is on my “todo” list. I want to get it working for Huskysat telemetry in early 2020.
Re: Yagi. A 2 or 3-element fixed position yagi will have a relatively broad pattern. If your location geography (near coastline of a big ocean) or terrain is blocking one direction, may be more useful than an omni that has no coverage in one direction (terrain) or duplicates other stations (geography). My best direction is to the east over the Atlantic (3-4 hr drive by car), so I’ve thought of doing that myself. WA5VJB “cheap yagi” are a cheap and easily reproduced design.
Thanks, great info that I had been finding difficult to find. I am keen to try and make my own but thinking I need to boost my knowledge up a bit before I can understand the docs enough to be able to do it.
That’s the one i ordered as well and quickly received. Need to improve it’s installation and location but being limited to a flat with a balcony i’ll never get an optimal skyview for my antenna.
But first tests show it works at least. Will probably add a little LNA.