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Re: SSB UEK-3000 vs. DEM 2400 - 144RX ???



Hi Rick
I Have Both Converters - Don't waste your time on DEM.
Comparsion where done Saturday Morning with a 17 Turn
Helix - SSB Won Hands Down - The Difference was Like
Night and Day. I am not putting down DEM, but its worth
spending the extra money unless you have a 10 Foot Dish.
73's
Bob - WB9CNS

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rick Tilton" <n4wyk@InfoAve.Net>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2001 8:33 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] SSB UEK-3000 vs. DEM 2400 - 144RX ???


>
> I have a couple of questions regarding the SSB UEK -300 and the DEM
> 2400-144RX S-band downconverters.  I have read about both them via the
> internet. I have asked a few locals about them and sort of have my mind
made
> up.   "BUT" as in typical ham fashion I am seeking more opinions so I can
be
> confused further before I go to Dayton to make my purchase.Hi. Appears the
> SSB has a NF of .07 with 30dB of gain.  The DEM has a NF of 1.0 and 20dB
of
> gain.  Of course there is a substantial price difference (At least in my
> opinion). I know the SSB works well and many have commented on it. A
friend
> of mine has one in use local and loves it. My question is what do others
> think of the DEM 2400-144RX?  Has anyone tested it? Do they have it in
use?
> I assume it should work find based on what I have heard and read as is if
> mounted at the antenna.  But would REALLY like some first hand knowledge
of
> it or at least a comparison if possible.  Thanks ahead of time! 73..
>
> Rick Tilton
> ARS - N4WYK
> n4wyk@infoave.net
> n4wyk@arrl.net
> n4wyk@amsat.org
> Foothills of NC APRS and Satellite Website
> http://web.infoave.net/~n4wyk
>
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