I just found yet another alternative for "watching" satellites on S-band.
I have an Icom R3 receiver, covering up to 2.5 GHz, albeit only for FM and ATV. However, I found a rather simple modification for an IF output at the site of G6LVB where he describes the mod.
I think I will do that one and see how it works, even before I start modifying the converter. Only problem seems to be frequency stability.
The IF in question is 26.05 MHZ, but I have one of the Elektor programmable SDR's covering up to 30 MHz, so that looks like a useable, if not ideal solution.
This could, of course also be used with a HF receiver for receiving SSB or CW on the 13 cm amateur band
So many ideas, so little time.
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