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RE: California Amplifier 130415 mods ?



Hi: This is different from the 130215 model?

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From: owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Tim Tuck
Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2005 9:44 AM
To: AMSAT BB
Subject: [amsat-bb] California Amplifier 130415 mods ?

Hi all,

Has any one successfully moded a California Amplifier model 130415 for S

band, here are the specs...

California Amplifier
Integrated Antenna/Downconverter
LNBY I.F. 125 to 160MHz, 349 to 449 MHz
Product Specification
Part Number 130415
Integrated Gain..................... 38 dB +- dB with Yagi Director
.................................... 32 dB +- dB with No Yagi Director
Downconverter Specifications:
RF Input Frequency:
Band A............................ 2076-2111 MHz
Band B............................ 2300-2400 MHz
RF Output Frequency:
Band A............................ 125-160 MHz
Band B............................ 349-449 MHz
LO Frequency Set.................... 1951 MHz +- 10KHz
LO Frequency Stability.............. +-30KHz (-10 to +45 degrees
Celsius)
Gain (both bands)................... 22 +-2 dB
Gain Flatness....................... +-1 dB Band A; +-2dB Band B; +-0.5 
dB Per Channel
Phase Noise:
@100Hz............................ -50dBc/Hz
@1KHz............................. -60dBc/Hz
@10KHz............................ -85dBc/Hz
@100KHz........................... -105dBc/Hz
Image Rejection..................... 45 dB
IF Rejection........................ -75 dBc
Out-of Band Rejection:
@2026MHz, 2160MHz................. 45dB Type.;40dB Min
@2250MHz, 2450MHz................. 32dB Type.;30dB Min
Max. Output per Channel............. +28dBmV
Intermodulation Distortion*......... -50dBc Type.;-45dBc Max.
Spurious Radiation:
@Input............................ -40dBm
@Output........................... -40dBm @ 1951MHz
In-Band Spurious Output............. -90dBm
Out-of-Band Spurious Output......... -90dBm
IF Output Impedance................. 75 ohm
IF VSWR............................. 2.5:1 Typ.
DC Supply........................... +15 to +24 VDC @ 230mA (through 
output connector)
Operating Environment............... -30 to +70 degrees Celsius
Lightning Protection................ Transient Suppressor
Weatherproof Housing................ 100% Leak Test per CAI TP-00003
Finish.............................. Polyurethane Powder Coat Paint
Physical Dimension:
Size.............................. 132 x 132 x 69mm
Antenna Director Length........... 572mm
Weight............................ 710g
*Two Equal Tones at -3dBm (+45dBmV) each at output.
All specifications are typical @ 25 degrees Celsius unless otherwise 
specified.
Atenna Specifications:
Antenna Gain........................ 16dBi +-1
Front to Back Ratio................. 21dB +-3
Side Lobe Level..................... -10dB +11
3-dB Beam Width..................... 24 degrees +-4
Cross Polarization.................. <-20dB, -27 dB Type.
Polarization........................ Linear (both vertical and
horiztontal)
Noise Figures (both bands).......... 3.5dB type.: 4.0 dB Max.

The thing that got me excited was the 440Mhz IF and these thing have a 
disc yagi of sorts poking out the front of the DC.

cheers

Tim


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Tim
VK2XTT :: BMARC :: QF56if :: AMSAT# 35732
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