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Re: AO-40 spreadsheet

Sadly, it looks like those of us in the U.S. have to pay about a 30-40% 
markup to buy Kuhne products through SSB Electronics, rather than buying 

Frustrating...they look like really well-made products at good prices, 
until the markup.


Mark N8MH

At 09:12 AM 5/26/2001, Eddy Jespers wrote:
>Kuhne Model MKU232 A2 has a 0.6 dB NF, and 36 dB of
>measured gain, with a notch on 23 cm.
>Price is very reasonable...
>I am using it on my 90 cm prime focus dish, with a 2,5 turn
>G3RUH helix, around 5 m of cable to a DB6NT converter.
>I can hear the transponder noise...
>Best 73's
>Eddy ON7UN
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Jens H. Jensen" <topcat@mail1.stofanet.dk>
>To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
>Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2001 1:56 PM
>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-40 spreadsheet
> > At 02:49 26-05-2001, you wrote:
> >
> > >This the reason why the SSB units seem to hear better-- they do-- but we
> > >can improve our more reasonably priced Transystems and Drakes by adding
> > >more low noise gain up front.
> >
> > Don't forget DB6NT's offers, they seem to be less overpriced than those
> > from SSB.
> > I wonder if they are just as good, or....?
> > Thinking about ruggedness as well, quite important for an expensive HEMT,
> > me thinks..
> >
> > Any experiences with that?
> >
> > 73 de OZ1LRG

Mark L. Hammond  [N8MH]

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