[amsat-bb] Re: LEO's
ham at g4dmf.co.uk
Wed Jun 18 16:05:38 PDT 2008
At 21:02 18/06/2008, you wrote:
> >On Jun 18, 2008, at 2:46 AM, i8cvs wrote:
> >> A 3 to 4 foot dish with a 2400/144 MHz downconverter in the focal
> >> point and
> >> connected to any old 144 MHz CW/SSB receiver mounted on the balcony
> >> was
> >> sufficient to receive a nice downlink from all over the world by
> >> many users
>Yeah, and most of us, especially new hams, just
>happen to have a 3 to 4 foot dish laying around.
>73s John AA5JG
60 cm offset dish... FREE at local refuse site,
thousands of them being thrown away every year in
most non third-world countries
Down convertor was about $25 off ebay,.. OK may be a bit more now
144 Mhz radio you already have
total cost to receive AO40.. probably $50 ( about £25 UK )
RIP AO-40... one day... in another era... it may
do an AO-7 "resurrection"..... You can only hope!
60cm dish on work-mate...
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