Hi John and all Look around your neighborhood and I'll bet you will find an old primestar dish staring aimlessly at the sky. These can be had just for the asking. Right now I can drive over to about 5 of them. That with a 3731AA downconverter from K5GNA, and a simple 5 turn helix, you to can receive S band. 73 Bob W7LRD Seattle
-- "if this were easy, everyone would be doing it"
-------------- Original message -------------- From: "John AA5JG" [email protected]
On Jun 18, 2008, at 2:46 AM, i8cvs wrote:
A 3 to 4 foot dish with a 2400/144 MHz downconverter in the focal point and connected to any old 144 MHz CW/SSB receiver mounted on the balcony was sufficient to receive a nice downlink from all over the world by many users
Yeah, and most of us, especially new hams, just happen to have a 3 to 4 foot dish laying around.
73s John AA5JG
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