[amsat-bb] Re: FM SSB Receiver Kit

Roger Kolakowski Rogerkola at aol.com
Fri Mar 4 21:48:29 PST 2011

On 3/4/2011 6:34 PM, Roger Kolakowski wrote:
> A SDR is a Software defined radio that uses your computer to do all the
> things that are not RF dertermined...very expensive
> a downconverter or converter is a simple front end that receives the
> signal on 435 or 145 mhz and converts it to usually 10 meters where you
> feed it into your existing radio...relatively cheap

> homepage.eircom.net/~ei9gq/*vhf*_conv.html

> http://forums.qrz.com/showthread.php?285840-VHF-UHF-Satellite-Equipment
> has this for example:
> Microwave Modules MMC 435-28 Receiving converter.
> 435Mhz to hf 28mhz down converter for satellite work. Still in the
> original packaging. It has never been opened or installed.
> Asking $125.00 and will ship by USPS priority mail
> Roger
> Kevin Deane wrote:
>> I have a Yaesu 857 but can not afford another allbander, so I thought
>> I could just build a little receiver, cant be that hard.
>> Dunno what an sdr is or a downconverter?

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