[amsat-bb] 2.4 GHz downconverters for sale

K & R Yoksh yokshs at sbcglobal.net
Sun Jun 15 12:03:40 PDT 2008


I have two more S-band gear for sale. Pictures are available at the URL 
under each item. Contact
me directly (not via the BB) at k0kn at amsat dot org.

* California Amplifier brand, model # 130003, consists of a downconverter
and integrated linear patch antenna. Can be mounted for either vertical
or horizontal polarization. Includes screw-on set of disc director elements.
144 MHz IF (2400 MHz = 143.55 MHz). $45 + s&h

* Same as above, but with 122 MHz IF instead  (2400 MHz = 122.019 MHz)
$35 + s&h

These converters are capable of hearing AO-51, and can even be used as a 
makeshift dish feed. I worked
AO-40 this way for a time! These should attach fairly easily to an Arrow 
type antenna for mode V/s on

I also have two Cal Amp 31732 "dead ducks" that did work at one point in the 
AO-40 days, but have since
stopped working. Can be used for parts, a signal source, or worst case, a 
weatherproof enclosure with
one N female connector, and two F female connectors. Paint peeling on one 
lid. $5 each

I had planned to follow the lead of GM1SXX, but have not yet found time to 
convert these ducks. See his article:
"Project Duckling - or - Uses for Dead Drakes," The AMSAT Journal, May/Jun 
2001, pp. 8-9.


Kyle Yoksh
Olathe, Kansas

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