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

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Mon May 26 23:47:08 PDT 2008

Hi Art,

The DirectWav is an Internet link - data, not TV - but good point about LO stability being an unknown.  

But, my base question was whether any of the pieces can be used, and it sounds like it's worth saving.  Thanks!

Greg  KO6TH

> From: kc6uqh at cox.net
> To: ko6th_greg at hotmail.com; amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb]  DirecWav satellite internet useful?
> Date: Mon, 26 May 2008 22:20:55 -0700
> Greg,
> 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.
> Art,
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Greg D." 
> To: 
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Greg  KO6TH
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