YouTube: OUTERNET Receiver/Satellite tracker
It looks like it would work well in a mobile environment. He shares his Arduino code on GitHub. Follow the More link on the YouTube. Give this guy a thumbs up.
I remember the first time I saw this. I smiled even more this time. I’ve seen maritime antennas like this that cost $20,000.
Like the ones mounted in waste-paper-basket plastic domes like these? LOL
Yeah, there are a few different types.
Our air gap antenna is RHCP. If you are reflecting off a dish, would you need a LHCP pickup?
So I’ve been told. We’ve never tried for extreme gain, so I don’t have first-hand knowledge about this.
Correct about reflecting off a dish. I wonder if it’s just a matter of attaching the feed line at the opposite end of the brass looking plate?
In the air gap antenna, the notches in the brass part give it the RHCP. I will have to study what’s needed to reverse the polarization for LHCP.