[amsat-bb] Re: Interesting Microwave transceiver and dish

Bruce Bostwick lihan161051 at sbcglobal.net
Fri May 9 14:09:32 PDT 2008

They look like residential grade C-band and Ku-band dishes with LNB- 
type feeds to me, am I missing something?

*Transceivers* typically have a lot stouter cable or waveguide going  
to the feed, might have radiation symbols on the feed housing along  
with printed warnings not to get between the feed and the dish, and  
often a fence around the dish to keep people out of the near field.   
Those dishes are on GEO-style mounts, without az/el servos as far as I  
can tell, and C-band and Ku-band GEO sat uplinks tend to require  
pretty respectable amounts of power, and usually rather noticeable  
precautions are required for safety on those.  (The mobile uplink  
truck a friend of mine used to operate used a stack of two 600W TWT  
amps to get to sat uplinks on Ku-band analog.)

Nice KTI mesh C-band dish, though, wouldn't mind getting hold of that  
if I had room in the backyard .. :D

On May 9, 2008, at 12:06 PM, Stargate wrote:

> I wish I was in a position to buy these but I thought someone on  
> here might
> be.
> http://www.govdeals.com/eas/itmdisplay.cfm?itemid=330&acctid=345
> I have no connection to this site or the item, I just thought it  
> might make
> someone a good uplink/downlink
> system.
> Heck, I don't even know what frequency their for:-)
> 73's
> RoD

"There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a  
little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider  
price only are this man's lawful prey." -- John Ruskin

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