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Re: $12,500. TO BURN



Hello John,

consider the following: (My 2 cents worth)

0. AMSAT LIFE membership !!!
1. Rohn 25 tower, guyed, at 40' or high enough to see 
	the horizon 360 around in AZ.
2. M2 ORION Azimuth and MT1000 Elevation positioners,
	 M2 horizontal fiberglass boom
3. M2 2M cross polarized yagi with 2M LANDWEHR mast mounted
	 preamplifier (to 100W)
4. M2 70 cm cross pol yagi and 70cm LANDWEHR mast mounted 
	preamplifier (to 100W)
5. M2 1269 Mhz 35 el yagi, SSB 23CM mast mounted preamplifier
	 (to 100W)sequencer for shack, SSB DCW-15 SHF, mast mounted 
6. Meyers cast alloy grid parabolic dish antenna for 2400 Mhz,
	DEMI 2400-144 receive 	converter, mast mounted, or 
	DEMI 2400-144 transverter with 15W PA, mast mounted.
7. DB6NT 5668 Mhz TX (only) converter, 144.0 Mhz IF,
	 dish like the Meyers grid dish.
8. DB6NT 10,451 MHz receiver converter to 432 Mhz IF, 2' dish
9. DB6NT 24,048 GHz RX down converter to 432 (or 1269 MHz) IF,
	 1' or 2' dish
10. 1/2" hardline Andrews LFD4-50A or superflex FSJ4-50B from
	shack to tower top.LMR 400 flexi for rotator service loops.
	Always quality (mil-spec) N connectors, rotator control cables,
	other control cables, (shielded 8C)
	coaxial lightning arrestors at base of tower to ground
	 system and at shack entry.
11. YAESU FT-847 for basic SAT work, ICOM 910H with 1.2 GHZ,
	as an IF strip for 5.6, 10.4 and 24.4 GHZ, RIGBLASTER for
	PC based digital modes, SAT/TNC for other SAT modes,
12. PC and INSTATRACK V1.5 for satellite tracking. High speed DSL ISP
	connectivity for info and e-mail reflectors....
13. Optical receiver of the AO-40 INFRA-RED experiments, 
	400 BPS modem for receiving.
14. FT-1000MP for HF SAT modes plus speaker and filters,
	 great for sunday 20M net...
15. Homebrew controller for transverter sequencing,
	 preamplifier PTT control etc.
16. Time to operate....

Stan, WA1ECF  AMSAT LM






John Becker wrote:
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> I'm now ready to get serious about satellites.
> Will be getting a VHF UHF all mode rig. But would
> like what ya'all like?  and will be putting up new antennas
> on the tower. I mean I want to case a shadow with it.
> 
> I have not clue what I need at this time but I got some
> money to burn.
> 
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