[amsat-bb] Re: receiving 5.8 GHz

Lizeth Norman normanlizeth at gmail.com
Sun Nov 11 22:04:00 PST 2012

How do I recognize the Dielectric Resonance Oscillator? Where might I
get one of these units? Where, how and with what do I plumb the rf
Suggestion on parts re the lna ic and I assume a mixer ic?
Wonder about the limit of dead bug construction at  GHz? What methods
might one use? I assume microstripline transmission lines..
No trips to AES, HRO or Skycraft here..
73 de Norm n3ykf

On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 12:46 AM, Art McBride <kc6uqh at cox.net> wrote:
> Norm,
> You could start with the 5.1 GHz DRO in an old C Band LNB for the LO. Add an
> LNA IC, and Mixer. Use the IF section in the C Band LNB to cover cable loss.
> Art,
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> Hi all!
> What schemes are available for someone who only has a funcube dongle?
> It tops out at 1700 MHz. I am thinking hetrodyining using a brick and
> a double balanced mixer. Block down converter is another option.
> Any other options on the cheep side?
> Norm n3ykf
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