Welcome to my LEO Satellite Page. Here I have added some photos of my Satellite Equipment and things I use to work the birds. Bob (AJ5C) has gotten me bit by these birds and they are very fun to work. Below is a photo of my portable setup and links to various satellite pages:
Here is a video of Bob (AJ5C) and I working AO-27 today, 10-10-2010.
I was using the Elk antenna and my Yaesu FT-817.
I am running a Yaesu FT-817 with an external 12v gel-cell battery. The antenna is an Arrow Dual Band Yagi mounted to a camera tripod. The antenna is currently on loan from Bob (AJ5C). The FT-817 is mounted to the end handle by a custom made mount. Here is a photo:
I can easily remove the rig by simply lifting the radio up. The bottom side of the mount is used as a stand for table top use.
Here is photo of the 12v Jel-cell battry:
Another view of the tripod:
For back up, I have the Kenwood D-7 portable I can also attach to the tripod.
Here is a video from the contact I made today (8-31-10). The only contact I could get was Bob (AJ5C). The audio is terrible but the video isn't too bad.
Bob (AJ5C) and I both worked AO-27 today (10/02/2010). Bob came over and we drug out the hand held stations and had a lot of fun. Bob's friend Orlando from the Dominican Republic was there also to take a few photos.
Here is an audio clip of the stations we worked that day:
Bob is using the Elk Antenna and a D7 Kenwood.
Bob and I went to visit the folks in Springdale (NW AR UHF Group) on Saturday, October 9th, 2010. We had a great time, got our belly's full, and worked a few birds while we were there. Here are a few photos of the days events:
Much thanks to C.D. Farmer (NX5V) and the NW AR UHF Group for the invite!
More photos and videos to come!
Updated October 9th, 2010