Recent content by raydio

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    Equipment to go

    Actually the output of the exciter would be about 10 watts max...that and an antenna with a bit of gain would get you a decent low power transmitter. College stations used these all the time years ago -
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    Kijiji, eBay, and Craigslist dishes for you to take a look at

    Looks like they cobbled some angle iron together to make the mount CN -
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    Very Large Array

    They have a neat visitor center and they do give tours of the Operations Center and there is a walking tour that takes you to the base of one of these 82 foot monsters. 27 - 82 foot diameter (25 meter) dishes in a Y configuration with an electronic resolution of a dish 22 miles across -...
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    Very Large Array

    As some of you know, I am a Field Service Engineer for a Medical Device Company and travel extensively in New Mexico, Arizona and Texas. And because I drive 99% of the time, at times I see some neat stuff. I was coming home from Mesa, AZ yesterday and got an emergency call from a customer in...
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    Are the few new sunspots making a difference?

    Late last night I heard DX calling CQ on 40 meters...believe it was Italy. That was cool considering I'm hamstrung regarding antennas due to HOA and am using a magnetic loop. I threw out a call responding to his CQ but of course no reply -
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    Hispasat 30W4 moving

    Yep, I think I can swing that far West
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    Merry Christmas

    To all my friends in the FTA community I hope you all have a happy holiday and a new year full of fabulous ITC video - Sent from my iPhone using the SatelliteGuys app!
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    97W Assryasat has Monday Night Movie

    Does not look like they have updated their Facebook page since 2017 -
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    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

    Gobble 'till you wobble -
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    FCC to sell c band spectrum

    Not yet CN but stand by... Sent from my iPhone using the SatelliteGuys app!
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    which ku dish?

    That's really a nice mount...what exactly do you do?
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    which ku dish?

    Years ago polar mounts were available for a reasonable price...I retrofit one on a Patriot 1.2 meter dish and it worked out nicely. However these days I don't think you can find them.
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    which ku dish?

    Since I travel all the time between Albuquerque and Phoenix on business, I pass through a small town in Arizona...Holbrook. The have a Ford dealership that has been closed down for over a year. The have a nice CM 1.2 on the roof and I look at it every time I pass. Next trip, I will stop and...
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    I think I lost my low Ku band

    Did you ever get it back?
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    My New Dish Farm

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder -