Satellite Antennas for LOE Satellites
Home Made LOE Anteena 3 Elements 2M - 6 Elements on 440
3 Element 2M Cheap Beam
Driven Element 2M Cheap Beam - Detail
6 Element 70 cm Cheap Beam
Driven Element 70 cm Cheap Beam - Detail
I made this antenna using a wood boom and # 8 solid copper wire. The # 8 solid copper wire is ~ 1/8" in diameter. The Arrow Duplexer you can purchase from Arrow Antennas. Arrow also makes a satellite antenna. Purcahse the duplexer from the parts, if you purchase the regular one it will come with coax.
Download Cheap Yagi information - WA5VJB:
IOio LOE Antenna information - EA4CYQ:
One of the other hand held antenna that can be made is the IOio antenna. This is a two element beam on both 2M and 70 cm. It has a full wave loop and a director. See download below for instructions.
440 Mhz Egg Beater antenna K5OE Design
Above is a picture of the Egg Beater II antenna designed by K5OE. I was looking for an antenna that I could use without rotating it etc. It worked but you will need a pre-amp to hear station except for the higher elevations. K5OE has modified the design and came up with the Texas Potato Masher II antenna. I haven't built one of these yet but will make one in the future. You can do a Internet search and find information on construction of these antennas.
I'm working on a Dual Phased Moxon for fixed use. These are 2 Moxon antennas 90 degrees apart and uses a phasing harnes to get 50 ohm impedance. I have used it a couple of times but haven't made a contact with it yet. I receives very good without rotating the antenna. It starts receiving signals about 13 or 14 degrees above the horizon. Check the Internet for instructions.
You should be able to make a hand held antenna using a Moxon for each frequency. It would be similar to the IOio antenna but should have higher gain. See drawing below for sample Moxon for satellite, see other pages on this web site on Desgning and building Moxon antennas.
Moxon Satellite Antenna
Download Eggbeater II Instructions by K5OE:
Download Texas Potato Masher II Instructions by K5OE: