[amsat-bb] Re: SSB

Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL vlfiscus at mcn.net
Sat Mar 5 11:20:54 PST 2011

At 08:43 AM 3/5/2011 -0800, you wrote:

>I did not mean for my sarcasim to be insulting, I gather they must go hand 
>in hand, my opologies...
>So I did find a hombrew 2-meter all band in the 1999 QST, Sept,Oct,Nov... 
>called the DSP-10. A little more than I was looking for and I think it was 
>discontinued. Several hundred were 
>sold.   http://www.proaxis.com/~boblark/dsp10.htm
>Goes to show it can be done. Roger I think said something about a 
>downconverter, I do have an old 10-meter maybe that will work.

That brings back a memory when I first started.

I didn't have all mode VHF equipment, just a two meter FM rig and
a kenwood TS-440.  I wanted to listen to some of the SSB activity on two 
meters, so I took the cover off the two meter rig, and tapped the IF from 
the FM rig to the TS-440, and I could receive 2m SSB.   Even though the FM 
rig only did 5 khz steps, the IF output was still wide enough to cover 
everything in the vicinity of the 2m frequency.

The things we do to have fun sometimes.


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