ATV on 6cms - It's Cheap and Easy on 5665MHz

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Re: ATV on 6cms - It's Cheap and Easy on 5665MHz

Post by G4GHD » Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:08 pm

Thanks Dave, I don't have access to RadCom unfortunately.

Am puzzled at the dearth of designs, or even commerical products. Kuhne seems to be the only one.

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Re: ATV on 6cms - It's Cheap and Easy on 5665MHz

Post by g8gtz » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:08 pm

I've just updated the wiki page with a (non copyright) version of the pre-amp described in the Rad Com article.

https://wiki.batc.org.uk/5.6_GHz#Receive_Pre-amplifiers

The mods are easy - you can cut the original PCB with scissors and you get 4 devices on every PCB you buy from Franco so can always make another one if you mess up the first time!

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Noel - G8GTZ

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Re: ATV on 6cms - It's Cheap and Easy on 5665MHz

Post by G4GHD » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:45 pm

Many thanks Noel, that's very useful.

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Re: ATV on 6cms - It's Cheap and Easy on 5665MHz

Post by radiogareth » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:06 pm

Anyone want a board (or several)? He's got a MOQ of 24 euros. Don't mind buying 4 (16 chances of making a working amp...) but not 10.....
Happy to front a 'group buy', just post on here and we can progress....
Gareth

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Re: ATV on 6cms - It's Cheap and Easy on 5665MHz

Post by g8gtz » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:53 pm

Sorry - got 4 and a half here already :-)

Noel

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Re: ATV on 6cms - It's Cheap and Easy on 5665MHz

Post by g4eml » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:09 pm

Hi Gareth,

I would be interested in 5 Franco boards if you are placing an order.

Colin G4EML.

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Re: ATV on 6cms - It's Cheap and Easy on 5665MHz

Post by G4GHD » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:27 pm

I'd be interested in a few also.

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Re: ATV on 6cms - It's Cheap and Easy on 5665MHz

Post by radiogareth » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:18 pm

Buying 12 boards gets over the MOQ but delivery (DHL Express the only option) takes it up to £36 then VAT at 22% gets to £44!! so £3.67 a board plus an envelope and second class delivery (£1.06 first class last time).

How much are we prepared to pay?

COnfirmation of numbers and intent needed before I spend that much.....

Let me know...

Gareth
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Re: ATV on 6cms - It's Cheap and Easy on 5665MHz

Post by g4eml » Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:24 pm

From my perspective around £4 per board total is probably the limit. If DHL is the only delivery option then it really needs a larger quantity of boards to make it worthwhile.

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Re: ATV on 6cms - It's Cheap and Easy on 5665MHz

Post by G4GHD » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:40 pm

To confirm, an order of three is fine for me Gareth.

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