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Re: Fw: Amsat downconverter



Yeah, and two months ago the exchange rate was better and the total was about
$174 US dollars.  He who hestiates...

Dave Reinhart

"Kevin J. Smith" wrote:

> I received the following reply regarding the Parabolic Amsat Mode S
> downconverter.  Including the downconverter, bias tee, and shipping the
> total is SEK 2255 or $237.40.  This does not include bank charges to wire
> funds to the Parabolic bank account.  I thought this might be of interest to
> prospective Mode S converter buyers (like me).
>
> Kevin Smith
> N3HKQ
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bengt A. Jockert" <sm6cku@parabolic.se>
> To: "Kevin J. Smith" <kjsmith@home.com>
> Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2000 14:45 PM
> Subject: Re: Amsat downconverter
>
> > Kevin J. Smith:
> > > Could you email instructions on how to make a pre-payment directly to
> your
> > > bank account:
> > >
> > > FORENINGSSPARBANKEN, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
> > > Account # 7484 10 07989 for Parabolic AB.
> > >
> > > How safe is it to send cash with registered mail?  Is this a routine way
> of
> > > making purchases from abroad?
> > >
> > > Initially I am interested in purchasing both the AMSAT 2400/144 MHz down
> > > converter and bias tee.  Do you recommend or not a preamplifier for the
> > > downconverter?
> > >
> > > Kevin Smith
> > > N3HKQ
> > > FN00be
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ----
>
> > Dear Kevin
> > Thanks e-mail and I will try to answer you here.
> > Please use bank info down here for a faster transfer:
> >
> > FORENINGSSPARBANKEN
> > KUNGSBACKA, SWEDEN
> > SWIFT:  SWEDSEGG
> > ACCT # 7484 10 07989
> > for Parabolic AB.
> >
> > The shipping & handling is SEK 255 for a downconverter.
> > No, normally we use above routine but I know that your bank will
> > charge you a few extra bucks for the transfer so we have the other
> > option available. One USD is now SEK 9.50 if you choose that
> > method.
> >
> > A preamplifier is not needed! The downconverter has a NF that is
> > more than adequate. What you must do is to mount the converter as
> > close as possible to the antenna. Thus only a short piece of coax.
> >
> > Looking forward to hear from you again.
> > Happy New Year
> > 73 de Ben - SM6CKU
> >
>
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