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You don't need expensive antennas or state-of-the-art transceivers to work FM Amateur Radio satellites such as SO-50. Just follow the suggestions in this fascinating video from Dave Tadlock (KG0ZZ) and you'll be "working the birds" in a matter of hours. You can make modifications necessary for your particular situation and substitute parts that may give you more flexibility. You could mount this simple antenna on a camera tripod or make the support boom from PVC pipe, which would also serve as a storage space for the antenna elements. This project would be perfect for portable, emergency, or even home use.
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