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Re: Crossbooms ... my pennyworth.

Gang, Howard

>> Howard mentioned the much-documented advantages of polarization switching
>> for LEO satellite work. In this same context, is it worth the additional
>> work to include the remote logic required for V and H polarizations along
>> with RHCP and LHCP? 

> It's a nice to have, but not as much as being able to switch R/LHCP. I
> currently use the WIMO polarisation switches and they happen to have all
> four polarisations built in.

There used to be a 4-polarisation switcher in old RSGB VHF handbooks but it would only be of use if you plan a lot of terrestrial operations as well as space.

A simple RHCP/LHCP switcher using a relay and lengths of coax is in the archives at ftp://ftp.amsat.org/amsat/misc/ant_swit.gif

Richard G3RWL

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