[amsat-bb] Re: DirecWav satellite internet useful?

David Donaldson wb7dru at usfamily.net
Mon May 26 22:15:01 PDT 2008

The dishes are popular with the microwave folks here in Minnesota but the
LNA is replaced with say a 3,5,10,24 ghz "stuff".  The Direcwav does have
uplink and that I could not speak to.  For me it would be worth saving.  I
found a wide band DTV dish for free at a garage sale.  Hope to put the wide
band up (I use DirectTV) and pull down the single feed.  Then I would have
another dish to convert, hope fully to 10 GHZ.

Not a direct answer the P3E but the dishes are useable where I here the sat
will be.

Burnsville, MN

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Subject: [amsat-bb] DirecWav satellite internet useful?

Hi folks,

My neighbor appears to be tossing their Hughes "DirecWav" satellite internet
dish and associated dish-mounted electronics.  By any stroke of luck, is
this stuff reasonably convertable for use with any of the the proposed P3E
up or downlinks?  I have no idea what frequency it runs.  It appears to have
both transmit and receive capabilities (based on the warnings posted).
There are no model numbers that I can find on the electronics.

I've got my AO-40 S-band receive setup, but nothing for the higher bands.


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