I read that area allot and see folks posting about picking up satellite transmissions and other stuff. Is there special antennas used or having a discone or other regular antenna way up in the air used? Just curious. Thanks.
So if your using a directional antenna, from what I have read so far, aiming it at and angle east or west to pick up transmissions? Or best to know the satellite position and aim at it? Still going to see what my discone can do before venturing off into satcom.
I seem to be in a dead zone in central Minnesota. Police/fire is no problem but just about anything else is dead. Pick up allot of data transmissions between 200-400 Mhz but thats about it. HF is dull. Either I hear the preachers or spanish speakers or hams which is boring to me. Reason why I asked about satcom listening. Am hoping a new discone and coax will help. Current coax is around 20 years old so figured it was time to replace it with LMR400. Also planning on hooking up my Bearcat 780 thats collecting dust.