[amsat-bb] Re: DirecWav satellite internet useful?
w7lrd at comcast.net
Tue May 27 10:14:01 PDT 2008
Greg- They seem to be an off center feed antenna, similar to the old primestar dish of which I have been successfully using for several years. If it's free you can't beat the price.
73 Bob W7LRD
"if this were easy, everyone would be doing it"
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From: "Greg D." <ko6th_greg at hotmail.com>
> 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,
> > KC6UQH
> > ----- 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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