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Re: SSB UEK-2000 Down Convertor

Robin Alexander (W7YED) wrote:
> Nope no dish or helix. Just the downconvertor. It has N connectors for the
> Ant and RX and a SO-239 for the 13.5V supply which had a green cap. 
> I just tried the 10.15 pass of AO-51 with a cushcraft WiFi patch as the
> antenna, but didn't hear anything so I would imagine I'm listening in the
> wrong spot on 2M. I think I started at 145.1250 and went down from there..
> I'm going to try the noon pass too, it's a little higher (45 deg) at this
> location so that may be better. 
> R
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Cliff Buttschardt [mailto:k7rr@arrl.net] 
>>Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2005 10:02 AM
>>To: Robin Alexander
>>Cc: amsat-bb@amsat.org
>>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] SSB UEK-2000 Down Convertor
>>Robin Alexander wrote:
>>>Does anyone have any info on this unit. I picked up a used 
>>one from a
>>>local hamfest and wanted to give it a try for V/S mode, but 
>>I have no 
>>>data on the unit (it's a masthead mount).I looked on the
>>SSB site but
>>>can't see anything.
>>>Any help much appreciated. 
>>>Robin W7YED
>>The old UEK-2000 downconverter was a good 2.4 Gc unit.  Did 
>>you get the entire unit including the  three turn helix and 
>>dish?  They were a single unit originally.  The green box 
>>behind the helix reflector contained the downconverter, 2400 
>>to 144 MHz, thus 2401 to 145 MHz.
>>Power was 13.5 VDC fed from one of the two RG 141 coax cables 
>>and terminated in CENTER panel connector which served as a 
>>mount for the entire feed/converter.  The other RG 141 coax 
>>was the 2 M IF down coax and was the type N connector to the 
>>RIGHT of center when the mounting bracket was toward the 
>>observer.  A double male N adapter connected the helix to the 
>>converter box to the left.  Does that give you a start??
>>Cliff K7RR
Robin, how did the noontime pass go?  Hear anything?
Failing a hearing test, I would measure the current
draw at 13.8 VDC.  I disassembled mine and measured
155 ma at that voltage.     Cliff K7RR
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