[amsat-bb] Last call for instock 2.4 GHz downconverters

k5gna@houston.rr.com k5gna@houston.rr.com
Fri Sep 1 11:49:23 PDT 2006

To: All, from Bob, K5GNA
Please respond to:   k5gna@aol.com -- replying to the Road Runner address on this Email will only delay a response.
I have Fourteen (14) of the AIDC 2.4 GHz downconverters packages left that are packed and ready to ship, except for sealing.  I have shipped a lot of these downconverters in the last few years, but I am not restocking these downconverters until we have another HEO satellite up, or if there should be enough demand (enough on a waiting list) for 2.4 GHz receive in the near future. 
These packages include about everything you will need to receive AO-51 for portable or even fixed operation, except the FM receiver and battery.  The package will include the following:
AIDC 3731 downconverter with 37 dB of gain, good for 13.8 VDC operation, retuned for 2.4 GHz, with a 2 meter IF crystal @ $105.00;  12 dBi corner reflector @ $27.00;  Power inserter @ $10.00;   6 dB attenuator @ $3.00;  3' and 12' jumper for portable operation  @ $5.00;  F female to BNC male adapter  @ $3.00;   Shipping, handling and insurance in the USA @ $10.00.     
TOTALl = $163.00    
Just for the AMSAT BB -- I will also include the following 2 items at NO CHARGE:   
(1) N adapter for future use with a larger dish and feed  (normally @ $ 5.00) 
(2) Wall wart power supply with weird connector -- simply cut it and splice it into a short F cable -- but since it is 110VAC, it is not for overseas. (normally @ $5.00).
The remaining units not taken on the Amsat BB will go on Ebay in few days, but without the 2 giveaways.
I also have some 2.4 GHz signal sources for $17.50, plus $8.00 shipping and handling in the USA.  These are Gardiner downconverters that without modifications will produce a signal at about 2399.875 MHz  (or 143.875 MHz in your RX).  I also include a crystal (solders to the top of the PC board) to come out at about 2400.020 (or 144.020 MHz in your RX).  
I have a few of the 12 dBi corner reflectors that clip onto the AIDC downconverters available separately at $27.00 each plus shipping and handling.
I could also add the signal sources to the downconverter packages, plus I could replace the 12' portable sized cable with a 50' cable for fixed use -- please inqure.  Please respond to me at k5gna@aol.com if you want someting and I will send you complete details on paying, etc. 

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