[amsat-bb] Re: Fox and ISS Ham-TV
wageners at gmail.com
Wed May 15 18:03:58 PDT 2013
Don't think so.
Most DVB-S receivers require input of 900 to 1600+ MHz or something like
On Wed, May 15, 2013 at 7:43 PM, Bob- W7LRD <w7lrd at comcast.net> wrote:
> Would the "K5GNA" Transystem downconverters work, the ones left over from
> AO-40 (sobsob)? Still have the L & S band stuff in moth balls, just
> waiting, waiting & waiting.
> 73 Bob W7LRD
> *From: *"Stefan Wagener" <wageners at gmail.com>
> *To: *les at highnoonfilm.com
> *Cc: *"AMSAT BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> *Sent: *Wednesday, May 15, 2013 5:26:49 PM
> *Subject: *[amsat-bb] Re: Fox and ISS Ham-TV
> Hi Les and all,
> I would not jump into any kind of advanced purchase or antenna assembly etc
> on the ISS TV program at this point.
> 1. It will take considerable time to get the equipment up, installed,
> tested, verified etc.
> 2. If the primary use is for ISS school contacts, you are limited to
> scheduling, ISS visibility at your location etc.
> 3. Downconverter options are very limited right now since they have to
> match the DVB-S receiver input frequency.
> 4. Limited choice of 1m+ dishes with LHCP antenna feeds tuned to the
> proposed ISS frequencies.
> All of this will change over time once more information becomes available
> and folks/vendors are starting to look into this and more products/tools
> become available. Also, there might be a more permanent feed of video not
> just limited to school contacts. We will see.
> Will be very interesting to see/hear what info is made available during the
> Dayton AMSAT forum by Frank Bauer on ARISS.
> 73, Stefan, VE4NSA
> On Wed, May 15, 2013 at 5:09 PM, Les Rayburn <les at highnoonfilm.com> wrote:
> > First of all congratulations to the entire Fox team. I know that everyone
> > is excited about the possibility of another FM bird in the near future.
> > As for Ham-TV, I agree that more information about the ground station
> > requirements would be most welcome. I just managed to win a TechnoTrend
> > S2-1600
> > HDTV satellite PCI Card on ebay ($60 bucks with shipping) so I hope this
> > is a good start on a complete station.
> > The next hurdle for me will be assembling a workable antenna and I assume
> > an AZ/EL rotor with automatic tracking? It does seem like information is
> > incomplete
> > considering how close to the go live date we are. I know that this type
> > digital TV is in wide use in Europe, so maybe some of these folks can
> > the yanks
> > a hand?
> > --
> > --
> > 73,
> > Les Rayburn, N1LF
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