Summer 2006 receiving setup for Molniya-1 tracking

July setup

The gain of the helix is roughly 13 dBic and the beamwidth is about 30 degrees. The metal console below the pre-amp is just a piece of metal as counterweight.


August setup

Azimuth-Elevation plots
Here is an elevation plot showing that from Sweden both the Asian and North American loop are easily visible.

The azimuth plot shows that it is almost possible to have to fixed antenna setting, one for the Asian and one for the North American loop: