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Re: re:38k4

Hello Mark and the Net:

for 38K4 packet downlink on 2.4 GHz I plan on using my 2' x 3' gridded 
dish,  H pol, DEMI RX only block downconverter to a 2M IF.
then the SDR-1000+ with the 2M IF, DEMI transverter built in. Critical 
issue is the availability of software for the SDR-1000+

Another alternative, yet to be evaluated with real signals,  is to 
continue to use the antenna and RX only block downconverter to the shack 
and a IC-706MKIIG
as a RX only in wideband FM  mode, to a  SYMEK TNC3S with 9600 TX/ 38K4 
RX modem and a second modem for 76K data.
I have yet to buy the SYMEK TNS/modems

another alternative is to take the 2M IF,  RX downlink and feed to the 
IC-910H with SYMEK IFD mod, then  to the SYMEK TNC3S

Stan, WA1ECF

Mark L. Hammond wrote:

>Hi Roy,
>Wished I had thought about trying the 38k4 rate last night---when the DCD wouldn't light, I was sure I had messed up a packet setting on the TS-2000X!  I didn't expect 38k4 on the 435 frequency--all of the literature I've seen suggests it would be 38k4 on 2.4GHz.
>I am currently 38k4 ready on the 435 MHz band using my trusty TS-790A and the TAPR EVM DSP.
>Herein lies the problem---because my 2.4GHz Transverter downconverter converts to 2M, I don't see how I can run 38k4 at 2.4 GHz unless I do one of the following: 
>1) get a 2.4GHz->435MHz tranverter (ugh)
>2) mod the TS-2000X for 38k4 on the 2M band (my PREFERRED mod!)
>3) mod the TS-790A for 38k4 on the 2M side (not desired)
>I have been in contact with Ulf at Symek regarding an IFD board for the TS-2000(X) rigs.  He said he'd look into this week.  Perhaps if others would email indicating their interest in the board for this rig, it would help :)  http://www.symek.com   If we're lucky, maybe there is a way to get the tap so it works on all bands?
>What are others planning to use to work 38k4 on 2.4GHz??
>Mark L. Hammond  N8MH
>I would like to get a list of any stations who are now capable of copying 38k4 
>downlinks.  There were several I recall copying the 38k4 signals from the 
>satellites.  If you are setup now to do this please let me know.
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