[TowerTalk] Antenna Suggestions

James C. Hall, MD nwtcc at earthlink.net
Sat Mar 13 22:00:01 EST 2004

Hi Troy:

Welcome to the ranks and congrats on your new radio !!  Given the bands 
you are speaking of and the strength of the radio for this, consider 
getting on the satellites.  A good eggbeater antenna will get you on 
the LEO satellites easily.  Also, get on the AMSAT bulletin board for 
more info.  For terrestrial work , I would choose a Diamond tri-band 
vertical - don't forget a triplexer.  Also consider adding the Inrad 
filters for your radio - you'll be glad you did.  I also have an '847 
and I primarily use it for the sats.  Available birds right now include 
AO-7, FO-29, SO-50, and AO-27.

GL es 73,


On Mar 13, 2004, at 4:06 PM, Troy Thoele wrote:

> Greetings Towertalkians -
> It's time to expand a bit, I just got a new radio.  I'm now the proud 
> owner
> of a Yaesu FT-847.  I'm a lowly technician right now (cant seem to get 
> code
> down), so I'm focusing on what I can work.
> I have domestic issues to contend with, so I'm staying with omni style
> antennas for now.  I did get permission from my other half to at least 
> put
> some kind of antennas up outside.
> Here's my question:  What would you use for antennas?  I want to cover 
> 2M,
> 6M, and 70cm.  Do I go for a dual bander on 2M and 70cm, and use a
> duplexer?  What about decent 6M antennas?
> Hope to hear you on the air!
> 73,
> Troy
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