Ask the birds up there, they will confirm it! I had a very primitive satellite antenna setup at this QTH for satellite working. My outgoing signal was good but I had very bad reception. It was time to build a new antenna system that would solve this problem. I did not want to build a very elaborate fixed satellite antenna system and was looking for something simple, effective and portable.
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All dimensions shown in inches. Multiply values by 2. Boom Drilling Technique Care must be used when drilling element holes on a circular boom. I found it almost impossible to drill element holes that would yield elements that are parallel and in the same plane, without using some form of guidance and reference. My trick for getting parallel elements is to first screw down the boom at both ends against a narrow wooden plank or board, and to use a vertical drill press to make the holes. I used 2 self-tapping screws to fasted the piece of pipe to the boom.
The original English text can be read below. Please be informed that the status of the satellites mentioned in the article is not updated since the article was written! If you are interested in working satellites as a portable station, Google can give you more webpages about this subject, for example a similar setup of KB5WIA. A Multipurpose Portable Setup.