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Re: Fiber Optic Information



I have never heard of this. It sound like an interesting subject for an
article for OSCAR Satellite Report and/or Amateur Television Quarterly.
Anybody knowledgeable and willing to write such an article?

Gene Harlan - WB9MMM
ATVQ & OSR
ATVQ@hampubs.com

----- Original Message -----
From: Woody <kj4so@ipass.net>
To: Ryan K. Brooks <ryan@inc.net>; Joel B. Black <jbblack@mindspring.com>
Cc: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, January 10, 2000 11:27 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Fiber Optic Information


> Yes, he means RF.  There are fiber-optic transceivers available today that
> are rated up into the microwave range.  This provides for extremely low/no
> loss at microwave freqs for runs of several hundred to even a few thousand
> feet.
>
> 73,
>
> Woody
> KJ4SO
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ryan K. Brooks" <ryan@inc.net>
> To: "Joel B. Black" <jbblack@mindspring.com>
> Cc: "AMSAT BB" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> Sent: January 10, 2000 23:55
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Fiber Optic Information
>
>
> > What do you mean by "feedline"... obviously not for RF...  do you mean
for
> rotor
> > control?  If so, should be no problem... even indoor multimode stuff is
> > incredibly tough.   If it's not tough enough, go to a riser-rated
version.
> >
> > Ryan Brooks
> > ryan@inc.net
> > N9YBX
> >
> > "Joel B. Black" wrote:
> >
> > > Gave an amateur satellite presentation at a local club meeting
tonight -
> > > Murphy's Law hit early and hard, but that's not my problem.  A
question
> was
> > > asked during the discussion of feedline regarding the use of fiber
> optics
> > > instead of coax.  I told him I wouldn't use because of the possibility
> of
> > > "micro-bends" when the fiber gets bent and twisted during satellite
> > > tracking.  He didn't think this would be an issue.  However, it seems
> that I
> > > have seen this addressed here before and the reasons for not using
fiber
> for
> > > feedline.  Does my memory serve me correctly?
> > >
> > > Thanks.
> > >
> > > 73,
> > > Joel
> >
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> > > OM:  Joel B. Black, K2SAT     XYL:  Kristie H. Black, KF4CHN
> > > Eutaw, AL...............EM62       kahblack@mindspring.com
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> > > AMSAT Local Area Coordinator
> > > jbblack@mindspring.com
> > > k2sat@amsat.org
> > > AO-10, AO-27, FO-20, FO-29, UO-22
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