I had miles of RG-62/U in 1990s from data center conversions.
After about 8 years of donations to various builders --- K5OE got my last 20 feet for the January / February 1999 AMSAT article on building the antenna!
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 15:49:29 -0400
From: "Andrew Glasbrenner" <>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Large quantity of RG-62/U on eBay
I have a 500 ft roll of "Wonderful" brand RG-62A/U in the garage that I
picked up somewhere. For anyone that needs a piece, just send to my QRZ
address an appropriate SASE and I will return a 10 ft piece of this coax for
free. If so moved, you can include a donation to AMSAT or send one directly
to Martha. I don't expect 50 requests, but when I get to 30 or so I'll warn
everyone I'm running out.
73, Drew KO4MA
I just got back from a walk around the neighborhood with the wife
(KI4IWS). For some reason she led us off our usual path and took us
down a street we usually don't walk on. I noticed a hunk of metal on
the side of the road and when we got close I noted it was a DirectTV
dish being thrown out. Upon further inspection it was one of those
newer ones with the three LMBs on board.
Now to my 60cm dish... It is too small to support 1.2GHz because the
1.2GHz patch would block most of the dish and would prevent most of the
signal from even entering the dish.
Back to my "new" dish... Being that it is an offset dish, is 1.2GHz
possible with this dish? Anyone tried this?
Eric Christensen, W4OTN
AMSAT Area Coordinator - Southeastern Virginia USA
AMSAT Member 35360
Donate to the Eagle Fund - http://www.amsat-na.com/donation.php?donate=eagle
Regarding Miles desire for simplified electronics, I wholeheartedly agree!
I was very disappointed that amsat-na pushed for the SDX on the german P3E.
I'm sure its a better receiver but its never flown.
P3E was built around a proven AO-13 design.
If someone were to fly a payload a quarter of a million miles to the moon, It should be
dramatically simple and long lasting, That means no short life components like batteries.
I found a downconverter at a local hamfest. It has on the side, part
number 2030/020 Camarillo, CA. Is this something I could use for mode
S? Does not give a brand name on it.
I am trying out Orbitron and Nova for Windows. I have updated kleps in both.
When doing pass predictions for the ISS both show different times hours
Am I doing something wrong?
New AmSat member
AMSAT members, and LEO satellite antenna builders:
K5OE's article in the January / February 1999 issue of The AMSAT Journal shows RG-62/U used in the construction of the 'Texas Potato Masher' antenna for LEO satellites.
Article can be found here: http://members.aol.com/k5oe/tpm.htm
RG-62/U was used for many years as the physical media between IBM cluster controllers (3174/3274) and 3270 terminals. So this cable was very common is IBM data centers until past decade as mainframe access has moved from IBM's SNA to open standard LAN technologies.
RG-62/U 93 ohm coaxial cable (95% braid coverage) being sold in 100 and 250 foot spools.
15145 SE 180th STREET
WEIRSDALE, FL 32195
eBay item number: 290164663358.
As with all eBay auctions -- make your own determination of seller (I do not know or endorse this eBay auction or seller)
I have a great deal of RG-62 at my disposalfor sale as well.
E-mail me directly for info/prices, etc.
John Marranca, Jr
PBX Technician/Shop Steward CWA Local 1122
BN Systems, Inc
Orchard Park, NY
Just got a brand new G-5500 and was wondering if it is possible to flip the
meter scale to make it north centered as the old G-5600B?
73 de Sven LA6KJ
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