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Re: DirecWav satellite internet useful?



Greg- They seem to be an off center feed antenna, similar to the old primestar dish of which I have been successfully using for several years.  If it's free you can't beat the price.
73 Bob W7LRD

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From: "Greg D." <ko6th_greg@hotmail.com> 

> 
> Hi Art, 
> 
> The DirectWav is an Internet link - data, not TV - but good point about LO 
> stability being an unknown. 
> 
> But, my base question was whether any of the pieces can be used, and it sounds 
> like it's worth saving. Thanks! 
> 
> Greg KO6TH 
> 
> 
> ---------------------------------------- 
> > From: kc6uqh@cox.net 
> > To: ko6th_greg@hotmail.com; amsat-bb@amsat.org 
> > Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] DirecWav satellite internet useful? 
> > Date: Mon, 26 May 2008 22:20:55 -0700 
> > 
> > Greg, 
> > These dishes are used on 10 GHz and lower frequencies. Designed to operate 
> > in Ku Band ~12 GHz they will give ~30 dBof gain. The LNB and feed can be 
> > used , at least the LNA section. As the intended use is television the LO is 
> > not stable enough for Amateur Satellite work. 
> > 
> > Art, 
> > KC6UQH 
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Greg D." 
> > To: 
> > Sent: Monday, May 26, 2008 8:23 PM 
> > Subject: [amsat-bb] DirecWav satellite internet useful? 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Hi folks, 
> > 
> > My neighbor appears to be tossing their Hughes "DirecWav" satellite internet 
> > dish and associated dish-mounted electronics. By any stroke of luck, is 
> > this stuff reasonably convertable for use with any of the the proposed P3E 
> > up or downlinks? I have no idea what frequency it runs. It appears to have 
> > both transmit and receive capabilities (based on the warnings posted). 
> > There are no model numbers that I can find on the electronics. 
> > 
> > I've got my AO-40 S-band receive setup, but nothing for the higher bands. 
> > 
> > Thanks, 
> > 
> > Greg KO6TH 
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