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EME? Was- Fwd: Mode S feed for TVRO Dish

I have a chance to pick up a ten footer myself, and I have a 2400 MHz
power amplifier on the way. How much ERP is needed for EME at 2.4 GHz.
And does anybody work EME in the 2.4 band? All I seem to recall is
activity on 2304. As it turns out I may have some EME capability in the
works, but my equipment;
IC970A/UX-98 is for the 2.40 to 2.45 band.

>Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 15:56:35 -0900
>From: "Edward R. Cole" <al7eb@ptialaska.net>
>Subject: Fwd: [amsat-bb] Mode S feed for TVRO Dish

>Most TVRO dishes are f/d ratio of ~.35, so either a 3-turn helix or a 1

>pound coffee can horn will work.  Ten feet is pretty large for
>at 2.4 GHz and will have a narrow beam width requiring precise
>But if you can do it you'll have no problem with the signal.  BTW when
>get the 2.4G satellite Rx going, then you are not far from considering
>quite doable with a 10 footer!


Joe Leikhim K4SAT

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