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RE: Listened to mode S on AO-40 first time

Things I downloaded from different websites (more than one) said 120 MHz.
One said he thought it was 122 MHz. I scanned from below 120 through 130 MHz
and the only place it showed up was at the 125 MHz spot. I guess I will have
to open it up finally and see what is inside. This is one bought from Mike
Folsum in that batch of 100 that he imported.

Not important - I was just surprised.

Gene Harlan - WB9MMM
Harlan Technologies - publishers of:
Amateur Television Quarterly
OSCAR Satellite Report

-----Original Message-----
From: K5OE@aol.com [mailto:K5OE@aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2002 8:47 PM
To: atvq@hampubs.com
Cc: amsat-bb@amsat.org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Listened to mode S on AO-40 first time

An unmodified Drake 2880 should have had a 50 MHz signal at 122 MHz.  The LO
is at 2278 MHz and the crystal is at 8.8984 MHz.

50 x 48 = 2400 MHz
8.8984 x 256 = 2278
2278 + 122 = 2400
Jerry, K5OE

atvq@hampubs.com writes:

> Also checked out the 'unmodified' Drake 2880 to see if it was alive. I
>  expected, from what I read, to find the 50 MHz oscillator downlink to 120
>  MHz. I was convinced there was something wrong until I found it at 125
>  Is it common to find the Drake at 125 MHz. It is OK with me, just had not
>  seen it documented as such.

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