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

Stargate stargatesg1 at verizon.net
Fri May 9 17:27:52 PDT 2008

Govdeals is a good place to watch sometimes. They have lots of radio and
equipment go through the site. Usually none of it close enough to me

I agree it looks like a receive setup but I wasn't sure and was taking their
word for it.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: amsat-bb-bounces at AMSAT.Org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at AMSAT.Org]On
> Behalf Of Bruce Bostwick
> Sent: Friday, May 09, 2008 5:10 PM
> To: amsat-bb at AMSAT.Org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Interesting Microwave transceiver and dish
> 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
> > KD0XX
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