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Re: BBQ Dish Sanity - more info



If we can track this down I'd like one too.   I need something lighter than 
the metal Primestar type.

At 10:36 AM 8/14/03 -0400, Anthony Monteiro <aa2tx@comcast.net> wrote:
>Hi Hasan,
>
>I didn't keep the email but I believe it was Bob, K5GNA who
>thought he might be able to get 1m' perforated round dishes.
>
>A 1m round perf dish would be very welcome! I looked for one
>of these and was unable to find one, only solid dishes. With
>the right feed, this would be pretty close to the BUD guys
>as you could be nearly at the noise floor at max range
>(assuming 23dB gain and .5 dB NF preamp.) and still use
>a fairly wimpy rotator depending on how much wind you get.
>
>With the grid dish you can only hope to get within 3 dB of
>this (using a proper feed.) Although this would be pretty
>good performance and would be perfectly fine almost all the
>time, it isn't in the BUD class.
>
>73,
>
>Tony AA2TX
>
>
>At 12:04 PM 8/13/03 -0500, hasan schiers wrote:
>
>>Tony,
>>
>>Thanks for all your work on the Andrews BBQ. I have one that I have been
>>VERY pleased with. It is "original" from HyperLink Technologies and my
>>experience with a calibrated attenuator showed me that it worked quite well.
>>Gene Marcus' program matched my real world measurements. (I'm using a
>>UEK-3000 d/c)
>>
>>My operating experience pretty well showed that I was hearing better than
>>90% of the people I talked to on the bird. Obviously a 1 meter dish with Jim
>>Miller's patch feed would do about 5 to 6 dB better. That would be my next
>>step, if I was willing to watch my KR-500 elevation rotor get destroyed.
>>
>>What was that you were saying about a 1 meter perforated dish? I wonder what
>>it might cost, and if it would have an acceptable f/D ratio for the G3RUH
>>circular patch feed?
>>
>>TIA
>>
>>...hasan, N0AN
>>
>>
>>
>>
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