I had picked up the Arrow II Satellite Antenna which is hand-held. I had seen plans for making a bracket to mount it to a Camera tripod and decided to try that. Credit Randy, K7AGE for the plans. It is made out of 1″ aluminum, a couple small wood blocks and mounts to the camera mount on the tripod. The antenna has a tapped hole for the thread so I just need a Through hole in the bracket. I made mine from a 3′ piece of aluminum, cutting off 2′ for the main arm and using the remaining fro the side bracket.
Here is the unit set up in the back, ready for the next pass of the Russian Satellite SO-50
Overall, it worked well, in fact I heard well and made several good clear contacts. There is an issue of flipping it left & right with the ball head. (It rotates and elevates well). I probably would be served better by a Tilt & Pan Head so will be looking into that for my tripod.