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----- Original Message -----
From: "Egon Backe" <ve6egn@telusplanet.net>
To: "ken durham" <kendurham@home.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2001 17:11 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] UO-11 Beacon


> Hi Ken. If you have a scanner then you can use that for a signal source, I
> use a Radio Shack model PRO-30. Program in 490.700 MHz, [ 490.700 - IF
10.70
> MHz that tunes the OSC. to 480 MHz. and the fifth overtone is 2400 MHz.
> I also use a PRO-2004, program in 190.000MHz, the IF is 610 MHz, that
makes
> the OSC. freq. 800 MHz x 3=2400 MHz, I have used a scanner for many years
> when I needed a signal source.
> VE6EGN
> Egon.....
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "ken durham" <kendurham@home.com>
> To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2001 14:55 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] UO-11 Beacon
>
>
> > Well, using the UO-11 beacon for a signal source doesn't work for me
> either. It just went
> > nearly overhead and I couldn't hear anything
> > near 2401.500. Guess the system isn't near good enough for AO-40
> > yet. Got a .7dB NF primp ordered from Down East Microwave. Maybe
> > this will help enough. Maybe a helical feed on the BBQ dish might
> > give some improvement too. At this point, I don't know how far
> > the LO is off in the Drake downconverter. The IF is at 145 MHZ for
> > 2401 MHZ input and the NF is supposed to be tested at 3 dB. Don't
> > have a way to calibrate either one. Wonder if there is a local HAM
> > who could xmt on 2400?
> > Ken K5MBV Garland, TX
> >
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