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Re: AO-40 spreadsheet



I built the DEMI ULNA pre-amp. It was the complete kit and it WAS complete.
Took me about 3 hours at work on Friday to complete it. I did not do any
gain or noise figure testing. The gain tests I can do but I cant't do noise
testing with what I currently have available. Not that I might build
another, but it sure would be nice to have a way to make quantitive
measurements of one LNA against another where the noise figure is concerned.
I don't intend to make a fortune building these, just want to know what I
have....

----- Original Message -----
From: Mark L. Hammond <hammond@surrealnet.net>
To: Edward R. Cole <al7eb@ptialaska.net>; amSAT-BB <AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, May 27, 2001 12:18 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-40 spreadsheet


> Actually, it's less 16%, not 16DM (I think..)
>
> So, it's maybe another $10 off.  Works out to about $108 I
> think--shipped.  The $145 doesn't include shipping I bet.  The gap widens
;-)
>
> Actually, I don't understand duties, so I have no idea what that will add
> to the cost of such a purchase.  I don't recall paying duties on the Wimo
> antennas I purchased.  Shipping was very expensive though.  Perhaps it was
> added into that, I don't know.
>
> Anyhow, I ordered a DEM preamp last week.  I was just looking into the
> future with other bands and purchases in mind....
>
> 73,
>
> Mark
>
> At 07:08 AM 5/27/2001, you wrote:
> > >From: "Mark L. Hammond" <hammond@surrealnet.net>
> > >Sadly, it looks like those of us in the U.S. have to pay about a 30-40%
> > >markup to buy Kuhne products through SSB Electronics, rather than
buying
> > >directly.
> > >
> > >Frustrating...they look like really well-made products at good prices,
> > >until the markup.
> > >
> > >73,
> > >
> > >Mark N8MH
> >
> >Lets look at an example:
> >DB6NT sells the MKU-232A2 for 248DM - 16DM [VAT for EU only] + 35DM
> >shipping* = 267DM.
> >
> > >From http://www.xe.net/ucc/
> >DM = .440069*US$
> >
> >So the MKU-232A2 would cost 117.50 US$ if there were no customs duty!
SSB
> >sells it for 145 US$
> >
> >*Of course Kuhne expressly states that US sales are only through SSB
> >Electronics.  The shipping charge of 35DM which converts to $15.40 seems
> >low to me.  It cost me about $30 for UPS shipping from PA to AK!  What
does
> >it cost for the monetary exchange?
> >
> >This really does not seem to me that SSB is out of line with its costs.
> >I'll bet it would cost an US individual more to buy directly from
Germany.
> >
> >Ed
> >
> >
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>
> Mark L. Hammond  [N8MH]
>
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