[amsat-bb] Re: s-band for cheap?

Roger Kolakowski rogerkola at aol.com
Wed Jul 11 04:22:12 PDT 2007

There are many MMDS TV downconverters available and probably just as many
people that want to sell them...many stopped using them after the demise of
AO-40. I'm sure patience will get you on with very little $ expenditure...

Just for fun you can Google "mmds downconverter" or "Calamp downconverter"
and you will find previous discussions and conversion info.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve Attfield" <steven_a at rogers.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 1:03 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] s-band for cheap?

> hi everyone
>     as some of you might know I'm a little cash strapped as I'm trying
> to do everything off a student budget. I'd like to be able to get onto
> the s-band downlink for AO-51 and some of those future birds that are
> coming...however it would appear that it is a little cost inhibitive.
> All the converter/transverters I found seem to be in the $300-$400 and i
> just don't have the money to do that. Will I just have to only work the
> birds when they're in v/u or is there a cheap way to do things?
> thanks
> -Steve VA3SAX
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