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

Dave Baxter Dave at emv.co.uk
Thu Jun 19 07:41:38 UTC 2008


Just use a WiFi Access point on the back of the dish (hub mount) and
extend it's antenna cable to where it's needed at the focus with
"whatever" antenna takes your fancy.   The AP itself could be powered
via the CAT5 cable with POE kit too.   All of that available for low
cost on a well known web based auction site on a browser near you, if
you look.... 

Posibly even more fun, put a microphone at it's focus, listen to what
that "hears" as you move it about, you'll be suprised (if not scared!)
how well that works...  ;-)

Other than that, satelite TV (satellite anything for that matter)
Microwave contests, etc and so forth....

Dave G0WBX

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason KG4WSV [mailto:kg4wsv at gmail.com] 
> Sent: 18 June 2008 01:51
> 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.
> 
> -Jason
> kg4wsv
> 
> 
> 
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