Wanted Wanted - 90cm Prime Focus in Essex

Tridant

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Greetings,
would any of you kind folk have a 90cm PF for sale? Needed for Meteor weather satellite reception on 1.7ghz. Mounting hardware isn't important but must have the three LNB stays please. Can collect most of Essex or around Basildon.

Thanks.

de Spence M0STO
 

s-band

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Greetings,
would any of you kind folk have a 90cm PF for sale? Needed for Meteor weather satellite reception on 1.7ghz. Mounting hardware isn't important but must have the three LNB stays please. Can collect most of Essex or around Basildon.

Thanks.

de Spence M0STO
I've got a couple suitable. One petalised but without feed supports but they would be easy to make using ali rod/tube. It was sold as a kit in 1980s by VHF-Communications for Meteosat. It worked fine on S band for Arabsat and C band for Gorizont back in the day. £free. The other is solid with feed support £20. PM for more info. I need to check the actual dimensions.
 

Tridant

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I've got a couple suitable. One petalised but without feed supports but they would be easy to make using ali rod/tube. It was sold as a kit in 1980s by VHF-Communications for Meteosat. It worked fine on S band for Arabsat and C band for Gorizont back in the day. £free. The other is solid with feed support £20. PM for more info. I need to check the actual dimensions.
Excellent, that's right in my ball park. Will DM you now thanks.
 

Tridant

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I've got a couple suitable. One petalised but without feed supports but they would be easy to make using ali rod/tube. It was sold as a kit in 1980s by VHF-Communications for Meteosat. It worked fine on S band for Arabsat and C band for Gorizont back in the day. £free. The other is solid with feed support £20. PM for more info. I need to check the actual dimensions.
Unfortunately I can't DM you as I'm not a regular contributor. Been a part of the forum since 2010 but not that active as working on amateur radio projets.
 

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Unfortunately I can't DM you as I'm not a regular contributor. Been a part of the forum since 2010 but not that active as working on amateur radio projet
I've sent you a message, the system accepted it so hopefully you can read it.
 

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I've sent you a message, the system accepted it so hopefully you can read it.



If not, a Red Hat should be able to over-ride the system and activate PMs for Tridant.
 

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Essex
If not, a Red Hat should be able to over-ride the system and activate PMs for Tridant.
Many thanks, we have made contact.

Here's the petal dish with it's Cadbury Smash tin feed for S band. sadly, I've lost the feed.
 

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Greetings,
would any of you kind folk have a 90cm PF for sale? Needed for Meteor weather satellite reception on 1.7ghz. Mounting hardware isn't important but must have the three LNB stays please. Can collect most of Essex or around Basildon.

Thanks.

de Spence M0STO
If no go I also have a Gorizont primefocus system here going spare, though it is a shade under 1m diameter (which is allowed under current UK planning regulations).


Collect from the KT8 area.

Quick question, why are you going for a dish and not a yagi antenna ?
 

s-band

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Various L, S, C, X & Ka bits. 1.2m S/X/Ku/Ka Prodelin on Az-El (being refurbished), 1.8m Precision PF with SMW Q-PLL LNBs or various C & X bits
My Location
Essex
90cm dish now collected, thank you Spence, it was a pleasure to meet you.

The ~1m petal dish is still available and free if collected. The feed arms and feed are missing. The original article, describing the construction, is in issue 3/1979 of VHF Communications which can be found here: VHF COMMUNICATIONS: UHF VHF Microwave Amateur Magazine
 

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