[amsat-bb] Re: Anyone know a way to get a small qty. of MAR-6 or MAR-7 devices?

Zach Leffke zleffke at vt.edu
Sat Mar 16 07:24:33 PDT 2013

Hi Michael,
	Check out Down East Microwave at www.downeastmicrowave.com.  From
the main page scroll down and click on catalog/Price List on the left.  On
the next page click on Our Online Catalog.  On the left side of the page
click on Components.  Scroll down a bit to the MMIC section.  They are
selling MAR-6s for $2.20 a piece with no minimum.  There are probably a few
other components you can use in your project as well on their site.  Their
order process is a bit different than usual, but follow the instructions on
their online order form and you'll be fine.

Hope this helps,
-Zach, KJ4QLP

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Michael
Sent: Friday, March 15, 2013 11:47 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Anyone know a way to get a small qty. of MAR-6 or MAR-7

I was going to try and roll my own version of the preamp circuit shown in
the AMSAT store. I wish I had a spare 50 bucks to just buy one because I
know it would go to help FOX but my money is extremely tight right now.
Unfortunately when I go to the mini circuits site, I find that their minimum
order is twenty and I'd be spending close to 25 or 30 bucks anyway. At that
point, I would be better off buying the prebuilt amp if I could afford it!
I'm trying to get back ito sats on a budget. I have a DVB-T stick and an
omnidirectional scanner antenna that I'm experimenting with as a poor mans
RX solution.  I've been able to definitely hear transmissions but not make
out anything legible from
V0-52 and I've had no luck hearing S0-50 at all. Considering that I have
about a  30 foot run of RG-6 quad shield from the antenna to the shack, I
imagine that a preamp at the antenna would help and give me a definite yes
or no if my RX experiment is even feasible. I am using SDR# right now
because I find it easier but my eventual plan is to try and use HDSDR with
the doppler being controlled by SatPC-32.  I could go cheap handhelds and
may eventually when I can afford them but given that I like to operate from
my shack and not outdoors with handheld beams, I'll still need the preamp.
Michael, W4HIJ
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