[aprssig] Ham uses for a 1.2m Ku-band dish?

Rich Garcia k4gpsc at gmail.com
Tue Jun 17 20:02:14 CDT 2008

Yes I have seen those devices but I was not counting those, a bit much for
an antenna project. I believe I have seen some for about $125, not sure if
they are for a pair or not. I am very interested in a set, wonder if I can
use a USB hub on each end and just use one pair for maybe 2-4 devices. I
have a 350ft driveway and it would be nice to be able to run some USB
devices over there and feed it to my IT room back home in the basement.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jason KG4WSV [mailto:kg4wsv at gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 8:51 PM
To: k4gps at arrl.net; TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Ham uses for a 1.2m Ku-band dish?

On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 5:07 PM, Rich Garcia <k4gpsc at gmail.com> wrote:
> But was is the USB length limitation ? Is it not like 36 feet?

More like 15' (5m I think is the actual number).  This can be worked
around by using one or more "active extension" (a bus-powered 1 port
hub with a 5m cable) cables and by other USB extension devices,
usually involving CAT5 UTP and a 3 digit price.


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