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Re: 2m to 10m to 70cm converters

At 09:44 AM 6/4/2005 -0700, William Leijenaar wrote:
>Now the HAMSAT is in space many hams in Asia and other
>parts of the world like to hear it. Unfortunatly in
>these areas 2m ssb is not widely spread and for 70cm
>ssb uplink its even more less.
>What is available is HF, and to make things cheap and
>easy the best way is to make some up and
>downconverters. I have been looking around for
>available 2m to 10m and 10m to 70cm converters but
>can't find much of it.
>When looking for converters its mostly 13cm hihi...
>Anybody knows where 2m to 10m converters are available
> for a good price ?? Kits are also interresting...
>10m to 70cm upconverters for good price are also


I thought I would do a search.  I assume we want to find inexpensive Rx
downconverters and Tx upconverters.
Starting inexpensive and ending quite expensive:

Hamtronics:  http://www.hamtronics.com/
model-CC142:  144-146 MHz to 28-30 MHz    ....$69 assembled w/o case, $99
assemble w/ case
model-XV2-4:  144-146 / 29-30 MHz transverter  ....$89 kit only  (10mw
input/1.5-2.0w output)
model-CC-432-5  435-437 MHz to 28-30 MHz   ...$49 kit only w/o case

the first two could be used for VO-52 2m reception.

Tentec:  http://www.tentec.com/
model-1210:  144-146 / 28-30 MHz transverter  ...$149 kit (4-20w input/10w
output), $239 assembled
no 432 equipment listed

Downeast Microwave:  
model-144-28RX  144-146 MHz to 28-30 MHz   ...$175 assembled
model-144-28K    144-146 / 28-30 MHz transcever  ...$170 kit (1-100mw
input/300mw output)
model-432-28CK  435-437 MHz to 28-30 MHz   ...$285 kit (with X101.750 MHz
xtal for satellite freq band) (1-100mw input/10w output)

the 144-28K low-power transceiver could be used as an Rx-downconverter and
upgraded later using the PA-10 10w PA if 144-Tx was desired (e.g. mode-V/S
for AO-51).

SSB:  http://www.ssbusa.com/ham.html
model-RC-144  144-146 MHz to 28-30 MHz   ...$ Call (not listed on-line)
model-RC-432/435  dual-freq to 28-30 MHz   ...$  Call (not listed on-line)
model-LT-70S    432/435  to 28-30 MHz transverter  ...$  910  (1-500mw
input/20w output)

Kuhne Engineering:  http://www.kuhne-electronic.de/english/frameset.htm
model-TR-432-H  432-434 / 28-30 MHz transverter  ...Eu 995 (1-50mw
input/20w output)
for 435-437 MHz option			Eu 28

Just a few sources, of course...I believe there might be someone in
Australia making transverter kits for 144 and 432.   
Ed - KL7UW  <new call>
144-MHz EME - BP40iq:
FT-847, mgf-1801/1402, 4xM2-xpol-20, 170w
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