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RE: MMDS converters and 2.4ghz projects



Mike

Is there a web site for ElectroMaven?

73s

Thierry Guichon
AA6UF
aa6uf@arrl.net


Thierry Guichon
AA6UF
aa6uf@arrl.net

On Sunday, December 31, 2000 6:42 PM, Mike Kana [SMTP:cosmo224@execpc.com] 
wrote:
> Greetings all
>
> In one of the earlier emails regarding the vanishing surplus and the
> options of buying
> from the established kit/finished product dealers, there is still the
> time honored
> approach of homebrew - There is an outfit called 'ElectroMaven' which
> had a
> large supply of filters in a neat metal enclosure with sma in and out.
> Remove the
> lid and what do you find?  A hair pin filter for 2.4ghz!  Ok, now build
> up a couple
> of 1 stage mmic blocks and bolt them in line with this filter and hook
> up to a
> mixer that covers the 2.4 ghz frequency range - The daring can build up
> the LO chain or
> possibly modify a Qualcomm PLL synth and there ya go.  Now, I know that
> you can probably get a nice kit for a reasonable price and all the parts
> will be
> there but there is something almost illegally fun about gathering
> various and
> sundry parts and ending up with a mode S down converter.
>
> Cheers es 73
> de AA9IL
> Mike Kana
>
> Happy Millenium
>
>
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