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Re: Prime Star Dishes etc.



At one stage I was "talking" to an LNB manufacturer about the 10GHz amateur
band and they said for 1000 units $120 each in United States of America
currency and if I ordered 10000 the unit price would be $30 each. However I
never managed to get enouugh interest to even order the 1000 units. They
could have also supplied an unconverter for similar prices with about 100mW
out.

I made these enquiresover 12 months ago now.

Something to think about.

Murray Peterson
VK2KGM
Sydney, NSW, Australia.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce Bostwick" <lihan@ccwf.cc.utexas.edu>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2001 1:54 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Prime Star Dishes etc.


> Curious about this myself as well .. they would make decent receivers,
> since they have a Ku-band LNA and downconverter built in.  Pick up two and
> put an upconverter on the other one, and you might be able to make some 10
> GHz SSB contacts.  (Bonus points if you can design and build a good duplex
> feed and combine TX/RX into one dish ..
>
> >Hi everyone,
> >
> >I wonder has anyone done anything with one of the "PrimeStar" dishes and
> Rx's
> >that are being trashed everywhere?  ( I literally picked one up from the
> >curbside put out for trash ). I think they were bought out by Direct TV
and
> >all of the equipment is being replaced with Direct TV dishes and Rx's.
> >
> >Happy New Year,
> >
> >Paul
> >
> >G4BBP/W3
>
>
> "Orthodoxy is orthodoxy because it won, not because it is true." -- Bp.
> John Spong
>  "Power takes as ingratitude the writhing of its victims." -- Rabindranath
> Tagore
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>          Bruce Bostwick  mailto:lihan@ccwf.cc.utexas.edu
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