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    How good are 110 CM Fortec Star Dish Gray, And how good SNH031 Invacom Universal LNB KU band?

    I'd assume with terrestrial 23cm a preamp is primarily going to be there to overcome long lossy coax runs although depending on the vintage of your receiver you'll have varying degrees of success with the difference between the noise figure of the preamp and the receiver. Just for putzing...
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    How good are 110 CM Fortec Star Dish Gray, And how good SNH031 Invacom Universal LNB KU band?

    I didn't say anything about an audience ;) Anyway, if I had more real estate, I'd love to see what I'd be able to pick up with a 20' dish or something. I was seriously considering building an L-band antenna to try and pick up WorldSpace's AfriStar satellite (at 21 degrees East), which in...
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    Jewish News One audio

    Are they rotating between languages? Sounded like Russian or Ukrainian late last night. I also noticed that their webpage has buttons for Russian and Ukrainian as well.
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    How good are 110 CM Fortec Star Dish Gray, And how good SNH031 Invacom Universal LNB KU band?

    TV DXing doesn't only refer to OTA. I'd consider any television reception beyond the intended broadcast area to be TV DXing. In this case, it would be the reception of the fringe areas of satellite beams and/or sidelobes. Extreme cases would be that guy in Brazil who went to great lengths to...
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    Shortwave Radio

    It could. I have a 50kV distribution line running down the street beside me that radiates all kinds of crud all the way up to 440 MHz depending on the weather. The insulators are over half a century old and should probably be replaced. When it's doing its thing, the noise moves the meter up...
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    Ham Radio Field Day - Public Welcome!

    Was with W8WKY this year. If you worked us on CW, you were talking to me :) I did do some voice too here and there. Been at VO1AA in the past for FD.
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    How did you get into Ham Radio?

    Ham for 21 years here. Two uncles and a great uncle all have their tickets but I was the first in my immediate family to get mine. I had seen my one uncle's radios before when my cousin took me into the shack. He didn't know much about them either but we turned one on and picked up some...
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    Shortwave Radio

    I listen sometimes. Seems like a lot of the domestic stuff is religious, extremely right wing/conspiracy theorists, or paranormal. A lot of good news from overseas in English, though. There aren't as many broadcasts directed towards North America in English anymore, but there's still plenty...
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    microHD Development: Feature Requests

    All satellites and uplinkers are required by the FCC (and possibly the ITU) to transmit ID. I'd assume the reason your spectrum analyzer is only showing a few sats is because the internal cross-reference between the ID and the satellite names is out of date. Although I don't personally own a...
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    microHD Development: Feature Requests

    If somehow Digital Data Stream Identification could be implemented to instantly positively ID satellites, that would be great! With the small form factor and a cheap 7" LCD TV, if you have DDSI along with the spectrum analyzer, this could double as a great, inexpensive install tool :)
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    Anyone excited about the microHD?

    Ahhh .. in that case I'm happy I woke up at 3AM to order mine as soon as the promo was effective ;)
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    Anyone excited about the microHD?

    Couldn't take it any longer so I called. They're in and they're shipping out today! :) Upgraded my shipping to 3 day for $3 .. I won't be stressing over this the whole weekend now! :)
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    Anyone excited about the microHD?

    LOL I've been watching for that little green light next to Satellite AV's name to come on to see if Brian will post an update as to whether it cleared customs today as expected or not. Now, the question is if it doesn't, is it possible for customs to clear cargo over the weekend or do they keep...
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    S-Video, component or rocker switch any time soon?

    Switches do last longer than DC jacks, but it's not a deal breaker for me. If I want to cut the power to make sure there's no voltage on the coax to blow out my switches when I'm testing and making adjustments, I'll just flip the switch on the surge protector.
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    Ham Radio Field Day - Public Welcome!

    Yes, there are three classes of amateur radio licenses in the US: Technician, General and Extra. Technician is the first, and 2 meters is the most popular band for those operating privileges. Techs do now have privileges on HF, but can only use voice on 10 meters, which is just above the CB...
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    Special Deal: GEOSATpro microHD - Product Release Special 6/20 - 6/30/2012

    The $40 CA discount is available only by calling Satellite AV directly and placing an order. See the first post. You must call before 4pm PDT June 29th. Brian said a few posts ago they'll ship USPS so perhaps when you call you can request that. FedEx and UPS use customs brokers so they...
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    Special Deal: GEOSATpro microHD - Product Release Special 6/20 - 6/30/2012

    If you go to the SatelliteAV page and go through the steps to place an order, in the "order review" stage you'll see the following text: This is where you get the option to purchase an ADDITIONAL year. This implies that one year is included already. The part about your credit card company...
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    Special Deal: GEOSATpro microHD - Product Release Special 6/20 - 6/30/2012

    It's too bad SatelliteAV doesn't offer USPS as a shipping option. You could stick a couple microHDs in a medium flat rate priority box for $10.85, and it'd get to pretty much the whole country within two days including Saturdays whereas FedEx charges $14.50, takes up to five business days for...
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    Special Deal: GEOSATpro microHD - Product Release Special 6/20 - 6/30/2012

    The microHD includes one year of factory equipment warranty and telephone support, with the option to purchase another year for $29.99 at checkout. Note that many credit card companies extend the manufacturers warranty for an additional year for free as well. Check your card benefits and see...
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    Ham Radio Field Day - Public Welcome!

    Glad to hear it! Think you might get your license? I had a good time as well. Didn't get there until 9pm and operated through the night. The club wraps things up around 10AM. I got maybe 45 minutes of sleep! We were 4A, but the fourth station was long off the air by the time I got there...
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