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

kc6uqh kc6uqh at cox.net
Mon May 26 22:20:55 PDT 2008

These dishes are used on 10 GHz and lower frequencies. Designed to operate 
in Ku Band ~12 GHz they will give ~30 dBof gain. The LNB and feed can be 
used , at least the LNA section. As the intended use is television the LO is 
not stable enough for Amateur Satellite work.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Greg D." <ko6th_greg at hotmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, May 26, 2008 8:23 PM
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.


Greg  KO6TH
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