Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Arrow Satellite Antenna

I got my Arrow Satellite Antenna last week. It was super easy to put together. It's lightweight and works great with my HT for amateur satellite work. It comes with both 2m and 70cm elements. I purchased the optional duplexer that fits into the handle, so I can connect it directly to my handheld.

Thanks to the youtube video of K7AGE, I was able to make a bracket to mount the antenna onto a camera tripod. The bracket also has a holder for my radio and a small recorder. Very convenient to have everything all mounted on one tripod.

Here's a link to K7AGE's youtube video on making the mounting bracket.

Monday, September 13, 2010


Had a great International Space Station pass this afternoon. I wasn't able to get heard, but I did get to hear Astronaut Doug Wheelock making contacts via the station's amateur radio. To hear the audio click on the link below: