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Re: RE:AO-40 beacon

Keith wrote:
>I bet if you look
> at the LO signal
> you will find small spurs at those exact locations from the center freq.
Which raises another query. With the relatively poor performance down
converters (like the Drakes etc) you can improve performance with a preamp,
modifying the front end etc. However, how good/bad is the LO in these units?
I think it's PLL based - so how does it rate in terms of phase noise, other
outputs etc? Being originally in a fairly undemanding role, you might expect
that the answer is "not well", and therefore that ultimate performance is
constrained by these factors.

Any ideas?

Steve, vk5asf

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