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Re: S band for 6 bucks...



I got a second e-mail from someone else at CalAmp saying that they were so 
old that no info was available, so I gues we'll all findo out soon.  At 
least 6 bucks isn't a lot to blow if they are C-band.

And I have a bid in on the TSI downconverters....  at least I am sure about 
THOSE.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andrew Glasbrenner" <glasbrenner@mindspring.com>
To: "George Henry" <ka3hsw@earthlink.net>; <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, June 03, 2005 1:28 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] S band for 6 bucks...


> Hi George, I'm impressed with Cal-Amp's knowledge of their products, LOL. 
> I did a lot of web site snooping at both their and their dealers sites 
> this AM. The 150000 series are all C-band for sure. The 130000 series 
> including the replacement for the model in question are all listed as 
> MMDS/S-band. I think the IF that the Ebay auction lists confirms this, 
> 122-whatever is a typical MMDS or MMS output, while C band downconverters 
> (typically used in TVRO satellite) are waveguide input with a 950-1750 Mhz 
> output.
>
> So...I guess we'll all see in a few days and I'll either be a villian 
> or....or just the same, LOL. I appreciate the heads up though, and I 
> _should_ have done more investigation before I posted it up on -bb.
>
> I also saw there is a box of 5 TSI downconverters up there for 25$ 
> currently.
>
> 73, Drew KO4MA
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: George Henry <ka3hsw@earthlink.net>
> Sent: Jun 3, 2005 2:00 PM
> To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] 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.
>
>
>>George,
>>
>>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.
>
> 73,
>
> Woody
> KJ4SO
> 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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