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Re: New Kenwood Satellite Radio?



Hi Dave

Complete and very well thought out.    I liked the way you laid your
response out.

Thanks

Joe  K0VTY
=============================

On Thu, 17 Feb 2000 23:17:08 -0600 "Dave Metz"
<Dave.Metz@mut1.muscanet.com> writes:
> > To:            markg@pptnet.com, amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> > Date:          Thu, 17 Feb 2000 21:40:32 CST
> > Subject:       Re: [amsat-bb] New Kenwood Satellite Radio?
> > From:          joseph v murray <k0vty@juno.com>
>
> > Hi 
> > 
> > Assuming the 220 band would have been all mode how would it work 
>for a up
> > or down link IF frequency for a converter on P3D upper bands?
> > 
> > Joe Murray K0VTY
> > =================
>
>Dear Joe,
>
>It would work quite well!  Lets say for example that your typical Joe 
>Ham
>has a decent HF rig and a 2 meter multimode.  How can he get on the
>microwave bands with it?
>
>One route would be to use a 2.4Ghz receive converter with a 220Mhz
>IF.  Then use a 220Mhz transverter to the HF rig for a 28Mhz IF.  This
>allows Joe to use his best receiver (his HF rig) and gives him another
>VHF band.  One that badly needs some activity!
>
>Why not convert 2.4Ghz directly to the 2 meter rig?  The reason is to
>allow the 2M  radio to act as the transmit IF for a 1.2Ghz uplink 
>transmitter.
>
>Another route could be this:
>
>You could use 222Mhz as the transmit IF up to 1.2Ghz and 2M or 70cm
>as the receive down converter IF.  Keep in mind that you can't use 
>70cm
>for the 1.2Ghz transmit IF due to third harmonic problems.  
>
>Bottom line is that the more bands you have to use as IF's, the easier
>time you have assembling a microwave station out of junk!
>
>--73-- David WA0AUQ
>
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