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Modified Camera Tripod Mount for the Elk Antenna

In Amateur Satellite by K0PIR4 Comments

Sometimes my arm gets tired holding up the Elk antenna, so I started looking for a way to mount it. With the help of another Amateur Radio operator (K3RRR) on YouTube I put together a modified tripod mount for the Elk antenna. I used an old camera tripod like this one,¬†AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag¬†and a 3 inch screw …

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Programming Your Baofeng for SO-50 with Chirp

In Amateur Satellite by K0PIR4 Comments

Working SO-50 with a Baofeng is a lot of fun. Programming a Baofeng for SO-50 can be tricky, but it is a little easier with Chirp, a PC and cable. Recently I purchased an Elk 2M/440L5 antenna for working satellites. I’ve been able to work SO-50, but probably couldn’t do it without good programming and some help from others. Getting …

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Handy Mini60 SARK100 Antenna Analyzer Overview

In Equipment by K0PIR4 Comments

I purchased a Mini60 antenna analyzer a few months back. You can buy one of these for around $109 on E-bay. Mine is a bluetooth model. They come with and without bluetooth and the Mini60 (or SARK100 clone) without BT is less expensive. In Yellowstone I used it to check my wire antennas and also to tune my Tarheel 200A …