[time-nuts] A "Short but sweet" Reply
Clint Jeffrey - VK3CSJ
clintjeffrey at optusnet.com.au
Tue Sep 2 11:35:01 EDT 2008
I was falling asleep at the Keyboard an accidently sent my post to soon...aha it happens when you get old!
I have had a number of replies to my first post, thanks guys, let me see how can I reply...
Gerald...g'day, I see you're a stones through away, just checking out your QRZ.COM entry, you are definitely a well travelled fellow, I've been in Electronics Manufacturing for 30 years myself but only once got a chance to trip overseas, 10 days in China at Tianjin Beijing it was a great experience. Nice to be here too.
Thomas...thanks for your kind note, Amateur Radio is definitely a great medium it is truly amazing that the amateur service world wide have so many Radio Bands allotted to us for our use from Long Wave to Microwave and with the Solar Maximum coming up in a few years time its good to have a operational HF Station one can make some great contacts, all I can say is go for it!
Stan...Hi, thanks for the info on Down East Microwave, it's been a couple of years since I last visited the web site, I have purchased a few items from them in the past they definitely make some nice "toys"...I'll keep them in mind. As for Stephen N5AC web site, very interesting indeed I've already let a couple of friends of mine know about this one...thanks again.
Bill...Thanks for pointing out the A32 Synthesizer, this is quite interesting and requires some further looking into, I'm slowing building up my 10GHz station starting with kits supplied by Mark VK5EME at Minikits and with a 20 Watt TWT I got from DEM I hope to do some interesting things!
David...Yes KUHNE Electronics make some very very fine equipment, a little expensive, but the quality is through and through, I purchased a 8.4GHz Pre-Amp from them for the 8.4GHz receiver, it's the key part of this project and the most expensive part, so I'm really looking after this device. If I had the money I'd be interested in a few more items!!
Jim L...There is a handful of Amateurs that have quite successfully detected the Telemetry Signals from both NASA and ESA space probes currently roaming space, the idea is to simply detect these feebly weak signals, that's the aim, trying to copy telemetry and things like pictures is a long shot considering the digital nature of transmissions these days.
If you visit this site, http://www.uhf-satcom.com/ or more directly this link, http://www.uhf-satcom.com/mro/ you will see what I attempting to do, there is a Block Diagram showing the basic system setup required, I have pretty much everything I need I've just got to put it together. Joseph Ruggieri often has microwave items for sale on eBay that's where I got my "Brick" from, Joe currently has some items on eBay but I don't think he has any of the PLO devices left, one can always ask.
Okay...I think that's it for the time being...its just gone 1:30am...must go to bed.
Clint - VK3CSJ
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