In this video I use a 19 inch mobile whip antenna to receive signals from Amsat Oscar 7 (AO-7). It demonstrates what is possible with only basic equipment.

The antenna is tuned to the 2m band but also seems to have very low SWR on 70cm as well. I have had a few QSO’s using this setup via VO-52. The key to success is to have a short cable run and aim for passes that don’t go above 60 degrees. Try VO-52 for starters as it has a nice strong downlink.

Good luck….

73’s Mal – VK2MAL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNDc0JD2Ou4

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