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Re: HF satellite Antenna

At 05:13 AM 4/9/2004, Bill Sinbine wrote:

>What about trying the old "tape measure" antenna....See what a 1/2 inch 
>wide tape would do.... I belive it has been used in the past. You wouldn't 
>even have to guess at the length when you cut it...

Bob stated in an earlier post he didn't want to use the tape measure 
approach.  The small diameter of his intended radiator, at 17', is as much 
drag as the project can handle.  A fat tape would cause a faster decay in 
the orbit, and lead to an earlier death of the cubesat.

73, Mike kf4fdj 

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