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RE: New S Band Converter



Here is the URL for info on the converter:

http://www.ssbusa.com/modes.html

Its not cheap (can't remember price), but it works!

Paul, VP9MU

-----Original Message-----
From: KB7WW Art Moe [mailto:kb7ww@chatusa.com]
Sent: Monday, January 15, 2001 6:52 PM
To: paul.willmott@omsl.bm
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] New S Band Converter


Paul, could you please pass on more information about the converter.
Who, Where, and How much. Newcomer wants to know.

Thanks
Art
KB7WW


paul.willmott@omsl.bm wrote:
> 
> Hi Alan,
> 
> Tested the 3000 on this mornings pass, .... 100 A Blocks! 230 Blocks Total
> CRCC OK!
> 
> I don't know if the success this morning was the 3000, or if my
realigments
> of the rotator system yesterday, ... probably both.
> 
> Captured from MA 3 to MA16, apart from about 10 minutes of spin-breakup,
> caught almost a hour of solid CRCC OK stuff. I've NEVER had an S-band
> capture pass so good.
> 
> Forget my comments of yesterday about hiss, ... the 70cm IF is MUCH
quieter
> than the 2m IF, ... a pleasure to listen to.
> 
> The signal was solid all through the pass, and although I didn't get any
> more CRCC good blocks after MA 16, I could hear the beacon and decode
> non-CRCC OK blocks through to MA36.
> 
> I think the combination of the G3RUH design 60cm dish + Down East premap
at
> feed + UEK3000SAT is excellent, ....
> 
> ... almost had a disaster though, just as I was about to save the data, my
> machine locked up, ... wouldn't read the mouse or keyboard, P3T still ran,
> but nothing would make Windows respond, .... hell, ... all that good data
> down the drain, ... well I did find a way to save it, ... I unplugged my
UPS
> from the wall socket, ... and after 20 minutes the UPS commanded my PC to
> close files and shutdown, ... lucky break, ... so all data now safely in
> archive.
> 
> Phew!!!
> 
> Cheers
> Paul, VP9MU
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