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Re: How to enhance a BBQ Dish ???



K7XQ wrote:

>Hello All,
> I made a attempt to put up the Primestar dish but quickly found out it
>is too heavy of a load ( both in weight and in wind )for what I can
>handle on this end. I also found out that the size of this particular
>BBQ dish is 24 inches by 33 inches, alittle bigger than I thought it
>was. 
>
>I recently read a note that someone emailed me recently about how to
>enhance this dish by adding a wire mesh and making a round back
>reflector ??? Does anyone have this info ??? I thought of "extending"
>the size of the reflector and picking up some gain.
>
>Overall, not too bad of a weekend for starters. I did work NN6T, VK2AWD,
>VA7MM and JA1CG on CW. Also heard K5OE strong on SSB. I had much better
>luck on AO-40 than on 1296 EME this weekend in activity !!!
>
>One more question: How do you remove the dipole off of a AIDC 37CC
>downconverter and install a connector so I can use this with a helix
>feed ???
>
>
>
>K7XQ   Jeff   Atwater, CA.
>Grid: CM97qi
>EME, Satellites, Meteor Scatter
>JT-44, FSK441 ( WSJT ) , CW
>
>144 MHz: 4 X 3 W.L. 800 Watts single 3CX800A7
>Initials: 61
>
>432 MHz: 2 X 9 W.L. 800 Watts 2 X 4CX400A7
>Initials: 5
>
>1296 MHz: 3.1 M Dish 150 Watts 2 X 2C39 water-cooled
>Minimum dish elevation of 20 degrees :<
>Initials: 22
>
>K7XQ Homepage: http://www.elite.net/~k7xq/k7xq.html
>
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K5GNA sells N-adaptors for the 3733 for $5 each, which will let you 
mount just about any type of feed on the 37xx downconverter. E-Mail him 
at K5GNA@aol.com for details.

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