[amsat-bb] Any experience with low-cost 433MHz transverter from transverters-store?

Ed Krome e.krome at comcast.net
Sun Jan 31 22:51:42 UTC 2016

A question is how is the LO generated. If 432 gives 27, this thing has a 405 MHz LO. Satellite subband is mostly ~435-436. That would require an IF radio to tune ~30-31 MHz. Most don't. If the LO is crystal controlled, changing crystals is ridiculously expensive; like $40-60. Not a great value. The LO could be synthesized and might be modifyable. Maybe. I would write to the seller and ask if the LO can be changed. 

Ed Krome K9EK
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> On Jan 31, 2016, at 1:46 PM, Eric Wolak <ag6ie at wolak.net> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I'm trying to get on the air with the linear transponder satellites, and
> it looks like I need 70cm SSB capability to really get on the air. My
> Icom IC-796MkII can do SSB on 2m, but not 70cm, so I'm trying to find an
> affordable way to get 70cm SSB transmit.
> Does anybody have experience with these $100 transverter boards from
> Ukraine? It looks like they're tuned for the weak-signal/SSB end of the
> band and might require a bit of work to get up to 435MHz for satellites.
> Is 3-4W enough to be heard?
> http://www.ebay.com/itm/221871269275
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