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Re: RE: S band for 6 bucks



Hi Bill:

Many AMSAT members have bought these units.  I believe that it would be 
very appropriate to post your test results to the BBS.

73,

Woody
KJ4SO

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Ress" <wjr@ispwest.com>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2005 11:33 PM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] RE: S band for 6 bucks


>I have received and tested the MMDS units and have details, but rather 
>than
> take up BW on this reflector, email with your questions.
>
> Regards...Bill - N6GHz
>
> bill@hsmicrowave.com
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org]On
> Behalf Of Woody
> Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2005 6:24 PM
> To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] RE: S band for 6 bucks
>
>
> Hi All:
>
> Drew, K4OMA posted a message to the BBS several days ago about a great
> deal on some
> $6 S-Band downconverters that he found on eBay.
>
> THANKS Drew.
>
> There was some confusion in several follow-up messages due to some
> incorrect information from California Amplifier.  According to Cal Amp
> tech support, the downconverters were C-Band units instead of S-Band
> units.  They were totally WRONG.
>
> Drew posted correct information later that day confirming that the
> downconverters were in fact S-Band units with an IF output of  121 to
> 307 MHz.
>
> However, because some messages that are sent to the BBS are sometimes
> delayed for several hours before they resent by the BBS, the many
> messages about the downconverters were confusing to some members.
>
> My two downconverters arrived today.  The downconverters are 
> definitely
> S-band.  I have opened up one of them.  It was made in 1995 and it is
> very well constructed.  Both units are new, in-the-box and include a
> mast mounting clamp.
>
> The specs are:
>
> 31 Channel Downconverter made by California Amplifier
> High Grain Option
> I.F. 121 to 307 MHz
> Part no. 130215
> VDC +16 to +24
>
> The seller still has 35 units remaining @ $5.99 each.  Shipping is 
> $7.70
> for 1 to 5 units.
>
> The eBay website is:
>
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5779693954&ssPageName=MER
> C_VIC_RSCC_Pr4_PcY_BIN_Stores
>
> I have searched the Internet looking for documentation on the
> downconverters without any success.  If anyone has a copy of the
> schematic, or knows where one can be found, please post the info to 
> the
> AMSAT BBS.
>
> 73,
>
> Woody
> KJ4SO
> AMSAT # 5562
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