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Re: S band for 6 bucks...

Sure thing, Drew...  here is the message which I received from Rick Moore at CalAmp
after inquiring about the model you purchased, as well as another unit which was listed by
someone else.

>These are C-band units, 3.7-4.2GHz.
>Rick Moore
>805-419-8430 Office
>805-750-9370 Mobile
>805-987-8359 Fax
>-----Original Message-----
>From: George Henry [mailto:ghenry@wheatoneye.com] 
>Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2005 9:07 AM
>To: CalAmp Sales
>Subject: Product specs inquiry
>Can you provide any information on the following CalAmp downconverters
>which are currently being sold on e-Bay?  I am specifically interested
>in whether either unit is for 2.4 GHz, and if so, what the IF frequency
>is, for possible Amateur Radio satellite use.
>Model 130215
>Model 150318-1/F5322-01
>Thank you.
>George Henry,
>Amateur Radio licensee KA3HSW

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Glasbrenner <glasbrenner@mindspring.com>
Sent: Jun 3, 2005 6:03 AM
To: Woody <kj4so@nc.rr.com>
Cc: ka3hsw@earthlink.net, amsat-bb@amsat.org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] S band for 6 bucks...

My apologies Woody, I've never seen C band MMDS stuff before. I checked Cal Amps website too, and while it doesn't list the exact model number, the range fits in with their other S band stuff. And I've never seen C band TV stuff that wasn't waveguide input....

George, would you be so kind as to foward Cal Amp's response?

73, Drew

-----Original Message-----
From: Woody <kj4so@nc.rr.com>
Sent: Jun 3, 2005 1:22 AM
To: amsat bb <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] S band for 6 bucks...

Hi George:

I wish that I had read your email BEFORE I bought two of the units.  Oh 
well, I'll find something to do with them.


AMSAT # 5562

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "George Henry" <ka3hsw@earthlink.net>
To: "amsat bb" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2005 11:59 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] S band for 6 bucks...

> Oops..... meant to send this to the list.
> Sorry to say, those are C-band units, Drew.......  I also saw them, 
> and
> contacted CalAmp to find out what they were.  Not even useful for 
> C-band on
> Eagle, I'm afraid, as their top end is 4.2 GHz., way too low for 
> practical
> conversion.
> George, KA3HSW
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Andrew Glasbrenner" <glasbrenner@mindspring.com>
>> To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
>> Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2005 7:53 PM
>> Subject: [amsat-bb] S band for 6 bucks...
>>> ...sort of. I just ordered 2 of these units for 6 bucks plus 
>>> shipping. Not sure what the specs are exactly but we'll find out. 
>>> Should be fine for LEO work at least.
>>> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5752472274&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT
>>> I have no experience or relation to this seller, just what seems 
>>> like a good deal I wanted to pass on. I would suggest emailing them 
>>> about the shipping, see the Q and A at the bottom of the ad.
>>> 73, Drew KO4MA ----
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