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Re: S-band pre-amp kits ?

That is great news, Mike. I have ordered the kit for DEM. Now the
interminable wait begins.....

----- Original Message -----
From: <W1BFN@aol.com>
To: <ns1z@arrl.net>
Cc: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2001 3:25 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] S-band pre-amp kits ?

> In a message dated 5/21/01 1:36:27 AM Eastern Daylight Time, ns1z@arrl.net
> writes:
> << DEM says you can get good results with just a VOM but I would imagine
>  hard to obtain best noise figure that way. I don't know of anyone else
>  kitting these. >>
> John, that's what I thought when I took the DEM PHEMT which I built from
> kit to the Weak Signal banquet at Dayton, and was pleasantly surprised to
> find noise figure measured at .58 dB and gain = ~18 dB.
> Doubtless the noise figure might be tweaked a tad lower, but the voltmeter
> method appears to work Just Fine.
> Mike, W1BFN

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