[amsat-bb] Re: receiving 5.8 GHz

Lizeth Norman normanlizeth at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 09:11:12 PST 2012

Hi all!
It sounds like two different schools of thought are at work here.

One is build it. Definitely cheep. Recreating a microwave receiver
with a final if that the Dongle can use shouldn't be a problem.
We need:
An antenna
LO generator
Filter on the output of the mixer to the radio.
Cant' forget a signal source to test this stuff.
Most of this can be had on epay. Some like the horn antenna can be
made for practically nothing. Please offer comment here!!
Found lots of good info and some software at w1ghz
On the high end, this includes the block  down converter option.
Looking around, it's a crap shoot on this part.

Other is buy. Not so cheep.

The same approach I want to use can be applied to any other of these
sats that work at microwave.
Lets keep kicking the can down the road.
Norm n3ykf
BTW: I do have a 141t with the 8555a plugin conx unknown over 1gHz

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