Amateur Radio Satellite Elk Antenna Assembly and Working SO-50


I'm an Amateur Radio enthusiast. I love the hobby and experimenting with radios, antennas and software. On my YouTube channel I upload videos on the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 along with Ham radio software programs. I hope to inspire people to try new things in Amateur Radio.

8 Responses

  1. km6jur says:

    Thanks for linking to my YouTube video. That tape measure yagi was a fun project! I did end up getting an Arrow to do Amsat work. 73s!

  2. K0PIR says:


    That’s what I was thinking! When I explain it to non-Hams, they just stare LOL

    • William B Rich says:

      Non-hams look at us kind of strangely. With the internet, who needs a satellite and a Chinese radio is what they think.

      I will soon be back on 80 meters. I blew my SteppIR 80 meter motorized coil but just received the repaired unit. Got a little to happy with the power. So I should be back for the breakfast club.

      • K0PIR says:

        Hi Bill,

        Nice to hear from you. Yeah, when I explain about working the satellites people just stare LOL. But, when they see it a few ties they kinda understand.

        Fun stuff. Looking forward to hearing you on.

        Take care!

        Rich, K0PIR

  3. Brad, N6GR says:

    Operating satellites for under $200. Amazing and cool.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Son in law KF5LOQ uses the elk and I the arrow.
    He has better reception at low angle. I have a smidgen better st high angle.
    Both are good.

    • K0PIR says:

      Hi George,

      Nice to hear from you and thanks for commenting. That is interesting. I was wondering if it was my location or the antenna. I don’t hear SO-50 until the elevation gets to 20 degrees or higher.

      I have yet to try it out in an open area with a good view of the horizon. I think that may help me.

      Thanks again and best 73,

      Rich, K0PIR

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