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Re: 2.4 G beacon



Still another way if you don't have a daughter willing to sacrifice herself
in the advancement of science ;-) is to use one of those ISM 2400MHz Video
senders which you can pick up for USD100 or so, or indeed you may have one
in the house anyway. In the UK, they have 2400MHz as a setting (probably
elsewhere too) and you can use this to give you a sanity check.

On my SDU5500/AR5000 combo it shows as a very wide band the signal (~20MHz),
but you should be able to check your sensitivity out with it, and at least
see if anything's working at all.

73 Howard G6LVB


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark L. Hammond" <hammond@surrealnet.net>
To: "Francisco Costa" <fcosta@mail.telepac.pt>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2000 1:35 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] 2.4 G beacon


> Do what I did last night.  Turn on your microwave oven, and point your
> array+downconverter at it :-)
>
> Worked like a charm...I had my 9 year old daughter helping.  She got a
kick
> out of opening and closing the door for me.  She didn't know she was
> actually doing satellite CW ;-)
>
> 73,
>
> Mark N8MH
>
> At 05:05 PM 11/26/2000, Francisco Costa wrote:
> >Hi
> >
> >If you have a 2.4G beacon,
> >if you already tested all your equipment,
> >if you have no more use for it,
> >I'll be happy to buy it.
> >Please send me a direct reply. Thanks
> >
> >See you all on AO-40 :0)
> >
> >F.Costa, CT1EAT
>
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