[amsat-bb] Re: LEO's
w7lrd at comcast.net
Wed Jun 18 15:27:44 PDT 2008
Hi John and all
Look around your neighborhood and I'll bet you will find an old primestar dish staring aimlessly at the sky. These can be had just for the asking. Right now I can drive over to about 5 of them. That with a 3731AA downconverter from K5GNA, and a simple 5 turn helix, you to can receive S band.
73 Bob W7LRD
"if this were easy, everyone would be doing it"
-------------- Original message --------------
From: "John AA5JG" <aa5jg at lcisp.com>
> >On Jun 18, 2008, at 2:46 AM, i8cvs wrote:
> >> A 3 to 4 foot dish with a 2400/144 MHz downconverter in the focal
> >> point and
> >> connected to any old 144 MHz CW/SSB receiver mounted on the balcony
> >> was
> >> sufficient to receive a nice downlink from all over the world by
> >> many users
> Yeah, and most of us, especially new hams, just happen to have a 3 to 4 foot
> dish laying around.
> 73s John AA5JG
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