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CalAmp downconverter

Greetings to the list again! hihi

Has anyone used a CalAmp 520024-2 as a 2401.xxx MHz downconverter?

I've read the info on http://www.themidwives.org/CalAmp and 
http://www.qsl.net/n9zia/wc0y but not sure if any/all of the information
is accurate for the 520024-2.

I'm especially interested in the 520024-2 for two main reasons:

1)  The LO Freq is already 2278MHz (centering 2401.2MHz at 123.2MHz for
S-Band downlinks, which should be acceptable for receive)

2)  I have access to a couple 520024-2 units.

If I'm correct, only the input filter would need to be tweaked/bypassed to
make the unit functional.

I realize that, since the low end of my receiver is 118MHz, I will only
have 2396MHz (118MHz) to 2426MHz (144MHz), so I will miss the beginning of
the pass, but can complete the pass to the horizon, assuming 25KHz
doppler and adequate antenna gain.


73 de Rich N3WWN (FN00)
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