[amsat-bb] Re: DirecWav satellite internet useful?
ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Mon May 26 23:47:08 PDT 2008
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!
> 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
> 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."
> 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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