Using Metal Cross Booms w/ Satellite Antennas

Antenna Guru Kent Britain, wa5vjb, studied and actually MEASURED the effects of using a metal crossboom with satellite antennas. His results were presented at the Amsat Symposium in 1993. The paper can be seen by clicking the images below.

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The bottom line is a Metal Cross Boom is a great choice as long as you avoid a couple of pitfalls!

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