Date   

Re: Duoband feed for ES HAIL 2

Conrad, PA5Y
 

From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Willis
Sent: 24 January 2019 19:17
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Duoband feed for ES HAIL 2

 

Looks nice. Any details on the design?
--
Mike G0MJW


Re: Duoband feed for ES HAIL 2

Conrad, PA5Y
 

Hello Mike this thread contains information as to where you can read in more detail.

 

https://forum.amsat-dl.org/index.php?thread/28-es-hail-2-transverter/

 

73

 

Conrad PA5Y

 

From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Willis
Sent: 24 January 2019 19:17
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Duoband feed for ES HAIL 2

 

Looks nice. Any details on the design?
--
Mike G0MJW


Re: Duoband feed for ES HAIL 2

Mike Willis
 

Looks nice. Any details on the design?
--
Mike G0MJW


Re: Combline filter design

Andy G4JNT
 

Yep, that seems to give values that look reasonable, TNX.
I'll give it a go



On Thu, 24 Jan 2019 at 16:25, John Lemay <john@...> wrote:

Hello Andy

 

You can try:-

 

https://www.changpuak.ch/electronics/combline_bandpass_filter_designer.php

 

It’s pretty simple – and comes with the caveat that I have not used it !

 

However I have used the interdigital design from that site. I would say it provides a good starting point and will get you close rather than a final design.

 

Regards

 

John G4ZTR

 

 

From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io [mailto:UKMicrowaves@groups.io] On Behalf Of Andy G4JNT
Sent: 24 January 2019 15:46
To: UK Microwaves groups.io
Subject: [UKMicrowaves] Combline filter design

 

Can anyone point me at a standalone bit of software for combline filter design.   I have Ansoft Designer, that Paul Wade recommends for this purpose, but it's a bit over complicated and was looking for something simpler to run, and specifically for rods and metal.   

 

I have his interdigital design software, but want something similar for all the resonators on one side - so I'm not tied into a specific width of housing that IDFs seem to require (lamda /4 it seems to be)

 

Specifically, I want to use standard waveguide as the housing.  A short bit of WG14 looks perfect for a quite high spec filter at 2.35 GHZ

 


Réf. : Re: [UKMicrowaves] Combline filter design

F1CHF
 

when you said INTERDIGITAL
this is this one ?
 
regrads,
 
 
 
 
 
-------Message original-------
 
Date : 24/01/2019 17:25:53
Sujet : Re: [UKMicrowaves] Combline filter design
 

Hello Andy

 

You can try:-

 

https://www.changpuak.ch/electronics/combline_bandpass_filter_designer.php

 

It’s pretty simple – and comes with the caveat that I have not used it !

 

However I have used the interdigital design from that site. I would say it provides a good starting point and will get you close rather than a final design.

 

Regards

 

John G4ZTR

 

 

From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io [mailto:UKMicrowaves@groups.io] On Behalf Of Andy G4JNT
Sent: 24 January 2019 15:46
To: UK Microwaves groups.io
Subject: [UKMicrowaves] Combline filter design

 

Can anyone point me at a standalone bit of software for combline filter design.   I have Ansoft Designer, that Paul Wade recommends for this purpose, but it's a bit over complicated and was looking for something simpler to run, and specifically for rods and metal.   

 

I have his interdigital design software, but want something similar for all the resonators on one side - so I'm not tied into a specific width of housing that IDFs seem to require (lamda /4 it seems to be)

 

Specifically, I want to use standard waveguide as the housing.  A short bit of WG14 looks perfect for a quite high spec filter at 2.35 GHZ

 

Andy

 

 


Duoband feed for ES HAIL 2

Ferdinand DC8EC
 

Is someone need a duoband feed, look to https://www.bamatech.net/antennen/


Re: Combline filter design

John Lemay
 

Hello Andy

 

You can try:-

 

https://www.changpuak.ch/electronics/combline_bandpass_filter_designer.php

 

It’s pretty simple – and comes with the caveat that I have not used it !

 

However I have used the interdigital design from that site. I would say it provides a good starting point and will get you close rather than a final design.

 

Regards

 

John G4ZTR

 

 

From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io [mailto:UKMicrowaves@groups.io] On Behalf Of Andy G4JNT
Sent: 24 January 2019 15:46
To: UK Microwaves groups.io
Subject: [UKMicrowaves] Combline filter design

 

Can anyone point me at a standalone bit of software for combline filter design.   I have Ansoft Designer, that Paul Wade recommends for this purpose, but it's a bit over complicated and was looking for something simpler to run, and specifically for rods and metal.   

 

I have his interdigital design software, but want something similar for all the resonators on one side - so I'm not tied into a specific width of housing that IDFs seem to require (lamda /4 it seems to be)

 

Specifically, I want to use standard waveguide as the housing.  A short bit of WG14 looks perfect for a quite high spec filter at 2.35 GHZ

 


Re: Question ....

Brian Flynn GM8BJF
 

Hi again Gordon,
Just realised I left a bit off the end of the code when copying and pasing it  Here it is again.

_______________________________________________________________________________
/*
******************************************************
* Sketch for controlling an AD ADF4351 synthesiser
* over its SPI bus.
*                                                          
* This module uses the Arduino SPI library (comes bundled with 
* the Arduino IDE) to enable communication between an
* Arduino program and an SPI  enabled peripheral chip.    
*                                                          
* The routine reads in the hex vales from the sketch and sends
* them to the chip. The hex programming values can be generated
* in the AD programme "Int-N PLL Software" which can be
* downloaded here http://www.analog.com/en/design-center/evaluation-hardware-and-software/evaluation-boards-kits/EVAL-ADF4113.html#eb-overview
*                                                           
* The SPI library uses pin 13 of the Arduino Uno for clock. 
* Serial data is sent out on pin 11.                                                          
* This routine uses pin 10 as the chip select for the    
* SPI device to be programmed.                                                               
******************************************************
*/
#include <SPI.h>                            //  Links prewritten SPI library into the code
#include <avr/sleep.h>
#define interruptPin 2
void setup()
{
  pinMode(10, OUTPUT);                //  Set SPI pins to be outputs
  pinMode(11, OUTPUT);
  pinMode(13, OUTPUT);
  digitalWrite(10, HIGH);
  digitalWrite(11, HIGH);
  digitalWrite(13, HIGH);

  Serial.begin(115200);
  pinMode(LED_BUILTIN,OUTPUT);
  pinMode(interruptPin,INPUT_PULLUP);
  digitalWrite(LED_BUILTIN,HIGH);
 
  SPI.begin();                            //  Initialize SPI parameters
  SPI.setBitOrder(MSBFIRST);              //  MSB to be sent first
  SPI.setDataMode(SPI_MODE0);             //  Set for SPI Mode 0
  SPI.setClockDivider(SPI_CLOCK_DIV128);   //  Set clock divider (optional)

                                         

  digitalWrite(10,LOW);         //  Drop chip-select to 0
  SPI.transfer(0x00);          //  Do SPI transfer of R5
  SPI.transfer(0x58);
  SPI.transfer(0x00);
  SPI.transfer(0x05);
  digitalWrite(10,HIGH);       //  Raise chip-select to 1
  digitalWrite(10,LOW);         
  SPI.transfer(0x00);               //  Do SPI transfer of R4
  SPI.transfer(0xEA);
  SPI.transfer(0x00);
  SPI.transfer(0x3C);
  digitalWrite(10,HIGH);       //  Raise chip-select to 1
  digitalWrite(10,LOW);         
  SPI.transfer(0x00);               //  Do SPI transfer of R3
  SPI.transfer(0x00);
  SPI.transfer(0x04);
  SPI.transfer(0xB3);
  digitalWrite(10,HIGH);       //  Raise chip-select to 1
  digitalWrite(10,LOW);         
  SPI.transfer(0x1A);               //  Do SPI transfer of R2
  SPI.transfer(0x00);
  SPI.transfer(0x58);
  SPI.transfer(0x42);
  digitalWrite(10,HIGH);       //  Raise chip-select to 1
  digitalWrite(10,LOW);         
  SPI.transfer(0x00);               //  Do SPI transfer of R1
  SPI.transfer(0x01);
  SPI.transfer(0x80);
  SPI.transfer(0x29);
  digitalWrite(10,HIGH);       //  Raise chip-select to 1
  digitalWrite(10,LOW);         
  SPI.transfer(0x00);               //  Do SPI transfer of R0
  SPI.transfer(0X56);
  SPI.transfer(0x00);
  SPI.transfer(0x20);
  digitalWrite(10,HIGH);       //  Raise chip-select to 1
 
  delay(1000);                 //  Delay loop 1 seconds (pick your time frame)
                            
}
void loop()
{
  delay(5000);
  Going_To_Sleep();
}

void Going_To_Sleep() {
  sleep_enable();
  set_sleep_mode(SLEEP_MODE_PWR_DOWN);
  digitalWrite(LED_BUILTIN,LOW);
  delay(1000);
  sleep_cpu();

}

________________________________________________________________

73s
Brian GM8BJF


Combline filter design

Andy G4JNT
 

Can anyone point me at a standalone bit of software for combline filter design.   I have Ansoft Designer, that Paul Wade recommends for this purpose, but it's a bit over complicated and was looking for something simpler to run, and specifically for rods and metal.   

I have his interdigital design software, but want something similar for all the resonators on one side - so I'm not tied into a specific width of housing that IDFs seem to require (lamda /4 it seems to be)

Specifically, I want to use standard waveguide as the housing.  A short bit of WG14 looks perfect for a quite high spec filter at 2.35 GHZ


Re: Question ....

Brian Flynn GM8BJF
 

Hi  Gordon,
 I have been using an ADF4351 t generate 27 MHz for an octagon. I am programming it with a Arduino Pro-Mini. I copy the the "sketch" below if that is useful. Also I recently bought another ADF4351 board on Ebay from this seller.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/35MHz-4-4GHz-PLL-RF-Signal-Frequency-Synthesizer-ADF4351-Development-Board-HighQ/253611628632?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2648
It seemed to be the cheapest one around. It arrived promptly and I put it through its paces testing it with the AD evaluation software and a Cypress board. The only thing I did to it was to add a bit PS decoupling to improve the PN to what it should be.
The adf4351 was used to generate 54 MHz from a 10 MHz reference which I then divide by two. It allows the 27 MHz to be "tuned" around.

The code programmes the ADF4351 and then puts the Arduino to sleep to reduce the chance of noise of the SPI bus.

73
Brian GM8BJF
/*
******************************************************
* Sketch for controlling an AD ADF4351 synthesiser
* over its SPI bus.
*                                                          
* This module uses the Arduino SPI library (comes bundled with 
* the Arduino IDE) to enable communication between an
* Arduino program and an SPI  enabled peripheral chip.    
*                                                          
* The routine reads in the hex vales from the sketch and sends
* them to the chip. The hex programming values can be generated
* in the AD programme "Int-N PLL Software" which can be
* downloaded here http://www.analog.com/en/design-center/evaluation-hardware-and-software/evaluation-boards-kits/EVAL-ADF4113.html#eb-overview
*                                                           
* The SPI library uses pin 13 of the Arduino Uno for clock. 
* Serial data is sent out on pin 11.                                                          
* This routine uses pin 10 as the chip select for the    
* SPI device to be programmed.                                                               
******************************************************
*/
#include <SPI.h>                            //  Links prewritten SPI library into the code
#include <avr/sleep.h>
#define interruptPin 2
void setup()
{
  pinMode(10, OUTPUT);                //  Set SPI pins to be outputs
  pinMode(11, OUTPUT);
  pinMode(13, OUTPUT);
  digitalWrite(10, HIGH);
  digitalWrite(11, HIGH);
  digitalWrite(13, HIGH);

//  Serial.begin(115200);
//  pinMode(LED_BUILTIN,OUTPUT);
//  pinMode(interruptPin,INPUT_PULLUP);
//  digitalWrite(LED_BUILTIN,HIGH);
 
  SPI.begin();                            //  Initialize SPI parameters
  SPI.setBitOrder(MSBFIRST);              //  MSB to be sent first
  SPI.setDataMode(SPI_MODE0);             //  Set for SPI Mode 0
  SPI.setClockDivider(SPI_CLOCK_DIV128);   //  Set clock divider (optional)

                                         

  digitalWrite(10,LOW);         //  Drop chip-select to 0
  SPI.transfer(0x00);          //  Do SPI transfer of R5
  SPI.transfer(0x58);
  SPI.transfer(0x00);
  SPI.transfer(0x05);
  digitalWrite(10,HIGH);       //  Raise chip-select to 1
  digitalWrite(10,LOW);         
  SPI.transfer(0x00);               //  Do SPI transfer of R4
  SPI.transfer(0xEA);
  SPI.transfer(0x00);
  SPI.transfer(0x3C);
  digitalWrite(10,HIGH);       //  Raise chip-select to 1
  digitalWrite(10,LOW);         
  SPI.transfer(0x00);               //  Do SPI transfer of R3
  SPI.transfer(0x00);
  SPI.transfer(0x04);
  SPI.transfer(0xB3);
  digitalWrite(10,HIGH);       //  Raise chip-select to 1
  digitalWrite(10,LOW);         
  SPI.transfer(0x1A);               //  Do SPI transfer of R2
  SPI.transfer(0x00);
  SPI.transfer(0x58);
  SPI.transfer(0x42);
  digitalWrite(10,HIGH);       //  Raise chip-select to 1
  digitalWrite(10,LOW);         
  SPI.transfer(0x00);               //  Do SPI transfer of R1
  SPI.transfer(0x01);
  SPI.transfer(0x80);
  SPI.transfer(0x29);
  digitalWrite(10,HIGH);       //  Raise chip-select to 1
  digitalWrite(10,LOW);         
  SPI.transfer(0x00);               //  Do SPI transfer of R0
  SPI.transfer(0X56);
  SPI.transfer(0x00);
  SPI.transfer(0x20);
  digitalWrite(10,HIGH);       //  Raise chip-select to 1
 
  delay(1000);                 //  Delay loop 1 seconds (pick your time frame)
                              //  Data will be read and sent once every 1 seconds based on this                                          //  See Arduino site or Wikipedia for more info on these settings
}
void loop()
{
 // delay(5000);
 // Going_To_Sleep();
}

_______________________________________________________________


Réf. : Re: [UKMicrowaves] Single Octagon LNB PCB removal

F1CHF
 

 
 
-------Message original-------
 
De : DD1US
Date : 24/01/2019 13:55:37
Sujet : Re: [UKMicrowaves] Single Octagon LNB PCB removal
 

Yes, this is correct

 

Regards

 

Matthias

 

Von: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io> Im Auftrag von Conrad, PA5Y
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 24. Januar 2019 13:51
An: UKMicrowaves <UKMicrowaves@groups.io>
Betreff: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Single Octagon LNB PCB removal

 

As I am obviously quite stupid can someone confirm that this is correct?

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Octagon-Optima-OTLSO-PLL-Twin-Slim-LNB-0-1-dB-FullHD-HDTV-Digital-2-Teilnehmer/160906911008?

 

This one clearly states PLL.

 

73

 

Conrad PA5Y

OCTAGON GERMANY OPTIMA LNB Serie : Marken-LNB`s von OCTAGON ist zum Empfang von analogen sowie digitalen Sendern von jedem Satelliten geeignet. Mit den OCTAGON GERMANY OPTIMA LNB erwerben Sie nicht nur erstklassige Qualität, sondern auch allerneuste Technik (PLL-Technologie). | eBay!

 

 


From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io> on behalf of Conrad, PA5Y <g0ruz@...>
Sent: 24 January 2019 13:47
To: UKMicrowaves
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Single Octagon LNB PCB removal

 

Damn! 

 

Back to the drawing board. Ebay again, at least it was less than 10 Euros.

 

73

 

Conrad PA5Y

 


From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io> on behalf of on4cjq@... <on4cjq@...>
Sent: 24 January 2019 13:45
To: UKMicrowaves
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Single Octagon LNB PCB removal

 

Hey Conrad,

 

i'm sure it isn't a PLL version, i think you have this one:

 

Octagon Optima OSLSO Single Slim LNB 0,1dB

 

Today i did some tests on rx the EB high beacon:S/N 22dB with Triax 95*85 dish, Octagon out-of box PLL LNB; and some other modified LNB's  with the board from a Octagon PLL connected to them via sma, into a SDR RTL dongle. Polarisation is H. No reception on the EB low beacon due to some exremely high noise level, so need that to find out .

 

Jerry

 

 


Van: "g0ruz" <g0ruz@...>
Aan: "UKMicrowaves" <UKMicrowaves@groups.io>
Verzonden: Donderdag 24 januari 2019 13:14:18
Onderwerp: [UKMicrowaves] Single Octagon LNB PCB removal

 

I have in my possession a single output Octagon OSLSO and I got the lid off only to find that the Xtal is on the underside of the single PCB. I have seen details of dual Octogons but I am not sure how to get this board out.  I presume that the edges cannot be soldered so maybe it is just the vias that need to be desoldered. I'll start with desolder wick, I hope that this works!

 

Photo is here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pylcangqop93v9r/single_octagon_lid_off.jpg?dl=0



Any advice would be gratefully received, I really would like to know the Xtal frequency.

 

73

 

Conrad PA5Y

 

 


Re: Single Octagon LNB PCB removal

Conrad, PA5Y
 

Thanks Matthias, so next week I should have made progress, I have ordered one😊


73


Conrad PA5Y




From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io> on behalf of DD1US <matthias.bopp@...>
Sent: 24 January 2019 13:55
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Single Octagon LNB PCB removal
 

Yes, this is correct

 

Regards

 

Matthias

 

Von: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io> Im Auftrag von Conrad, PA5Y
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 24. Januar 2019 13:51
An: UKMicrowaves <UKMicrowaves@groups.io>
Betreff: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Single Octagon LNB PCB removal

 

As I am obviously quite stupid can someone confirm that this is correct?

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Octagon-Optima-OTLSO-PLL-Twin-Slim-LNB-0-1-dB-FullHD-HDTV-Digital-2-Teilnehmer/160906911008?

 

This one clearly states PLL.

 

73

 

Conrad PA5Y

OCTAGON GERMANY OPTIMA LNB Serie : Marken-LNB`s von OCTAGON ist zum Empfang von analogen sowie digitalen Sendern von jedem Satelliten geeignet. Mit den OCTAGON GERMANY OPTIMA LNB erwerben Sie nicht nur erstklassige Qualität, sondern auch allerneuste Technik (PLL-Technologie). | eBay!

 

 


From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io> on behalf of Conrad, PA5Y <g0ruz@...>
Sent: 24 January 2019 13:47
To: UKMicrowaves
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Single Octagon LNB PCB removal

 

Damn! 

 

Back to the drawing board. Ebay again, at least it was less than 10 Euros.

 

73

 

Conrad PA5Y

 


From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io> on behalf of on4cjq@... <on4cjq@...>
Sent: 24 January 2019 13:45
To: UKMicrowaves
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Single Octagon LNB PCB removal

 

Hey Conrad,

 

i'm sure it isn't a PLL version, i think you have this one:

 

Octagon Optima OSLSO Single Slim LNB 0,1dB

 

Today i did some tests on rx the EB high beacon:S/N 22dB with Triax 95*85 dish, Octagon out-of box PLL LNB; and some other modified LNB's  with the board from a Octagon PLL connected to them via sma, into a SDR RTL dongle. Polarisation is H. No reception on the EB low beacon due to some exremely high noise level, so need that to find out .

 

Jerry

 

 


Van: "g0ruz" <g0ruz@...>
Aan: "UKMicrowaves" <UKMicrowaves@groups.io>
Verzonden: Donderdag 24 januari 2019 13:14:18
Onderwerp: [UKMicrowaves] Single Octagon LNB PCB removal

 

I have in my possession a single output Octagon OSLSO and I got the lid off only to find that the Xtal is on the underside of the single PCB. I have seen details of dual Octogons but I am not sure how to get this board out.  I presume that the edges cannot be soldered so maybe it is just the vias that need to be desoldered. I'll start with desolder wick, I hope that this works!

 

Photo is here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pylcangqop93v9r/single_octagon_lid_off.jpg?dl=0



Any advice would be gratefully received, I really would like to know the Xtal frequency.

 

73

 

Conrad PA5Y

 


Re: Octagon Quad LNB green OQSLG

Paul G8KFW
 

Hi all

There appears to be several variations of the Octagon with  OQLG going for  £ 13  and OQSLG  going for  £18 

 

There also references to  Multi Switch    HQ   and  HDTV     I assume the later are just advertising

So is the  one below  the one we should be using

 

 Octagon Quad LNB green OQSLG HQ 0.1 dB NEU OVP

 

Regards Paul

 


From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io [mailto:UKMicrowaves@groups.io] On Behalf Of on4cjq@...
Sent: 24 January 2019 13:07
To: UKMicrowaves
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Single Octagon LNB PCB removal

 

The EAN number looks ok, so it is PLL

 

 


Van: "g0ruz" <g0ruz@...>
Aan: "UKMicrowaves" <UKMicrowaves@groups.io>
Verzonden: Donderdag 24 januari 2019 13:50:30
Onderwerp: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Single Octagon LNB PCB removal

 

As I am obviously quite stupid can someone confirm that this is correct?

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Octagon-Optima-OTLSO-PLL-Twin-Slim-LNB-0-1-dB-FullHD-HDTV-Digital-2-Teilnehmer/160906911008?

 

This one clearly states PLL.

 

73

 

Conrad PA5Y

www.ebay.co.uk

OCTAGON GERMANY OPTIMA LNB Serie : Marken-LNB`s von OCTAGON ist zum Empfang von analogen sowie digitalen Sendern von jedem Satelliten geeignet. Mit den OCTAGON GERMANY OPTIMA LNB erwerben Sie nicht nur erstklassige Qualität, sondern auch allerneuste Technik (PLL-Technologie). | eBay!

 

 


From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io> on behalf of Conrad, PA5Y <g0ruz@...>
Sent: 24 January 2019 13:47
To: UKMicrowaves
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Single Octagon LNB PCB removal

 

Damn! 

 

Back to the drawing board. Ebay again, at least it was less than 10 Euros.

 

73

 

Conrad PA5Y

 


From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io> on behalf of on4cjq@... <on4cjq@...>
Sent: 24 January 2019 13:45
To: UKMicrowaves
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Single Octagon LNB PCB removal

 

Hey Conrad,

 

i'm sure it isn't a PLL version, i think you have this one:

 

Octagon Optima OSLSO Single Slim LNB 0,1dB

 

Today i did some tests on rx the EB high beacon:S/N 22dB with Triax 95*85 dish, Octagon out-of box PLL LNB; and some other modified LNB's  with the board from a Octagon PLL connected to them via sma, into a SDR RTL dongle. Polarisation is H. No reception on the EB low beacon due to some exremely high noise level, so need that to find out .

 

Jerry

 

 


Van: "g0ruz" <g0ruz@...>
Aan: "UKMicrowaves" <UKMicrowaves@groups.io>
Verzonden: Donderdag 24 januari 2019 13:14:18
Onderwerp: [UKMicrowaves] Single Octagon LNB PCB removal

 

I have in my possession a single output Octagon OSLSO and I got the lid off only to find that the Xtal is on the underside of the single PCB. I have seen details of dual Octogons but I am not sure how to get this board out.  I presume that the edges cannot be soldered so maybe it is just the vias that need to be desoldered. I'll start with desolder wick, I hope that this works!

 

Photo is here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pylcangqop93v9r/single_octagon_lid_off.jpg?dl=0

www.dropbox.com

Shared with Dropbox



Any advice would be gratefully received, I really would like to know the Xtal frequency.

 

73

 

Conrad PA5Y

 

 

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Re: Single Octagon LNB PCB removal

on4cjq@...
 

The EAN number looks ok, so it is PLL



Van: "g0ruz" <g0ruz@...>
Aan: "UKMicrowaves" <UKMicrowaves@groups.io>
Verzonden: Donderdag 24 januari 2019 13:50:30
Onderwerp: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Single Octagon LNB PCB removal

As I am obviously quite stupid can someone confirm that this is correct?


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Octagon-Optima-OTLSO-PLL-Twin-Slim-LNB-0-1-dB-FullHD-HDTV-Digital-2-Teilnehmer/160906911008?


This one clearly states PLL.


73


Conrad PA5Y

www.ebay.co.uk
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From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io> on behalf of Conrad, PA5Y <g0ruz@...>
Sent: 24 January 2019 13:47
To: UKMicrowaves
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Single Octagon LNB PCB removal
 

Damn! 


Back to the drawing board. Ebay again, at least it was less than 10 Euros.


73


Conrad PA5Y




From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io> on behalf of on4cjq@... <on4cjq@...>
Sent: 24 January 2019 13:45
To: UKMicrowaves
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Single Octagon LNB PCB removal
 
Hey Conrad,

i'm sure it isn't a PLL version, i think you have this one:

Octagon Optima OSLSO Single Slim LNB 0,1dB

Today i did some tests on rx the EB high beacon:S/N 22dB with Triax 95*85 dish, Octagon out-of box PLL LNB; and some other modified LNB's  with the board from a Octagon PLL connected to them via sma, into a SDR RTL dongle. Polarisation is H. No reception on the EB low beacon due to some exremely high noise level, so need that to find out .

Jerry



Van: "g0ruz" <g0ruz@...>
Aan: "UKMicrowaves" <UKMicrowaves@groups.io>
Verzonden: Donderdag 24 januari 2019 13:14:18
Onderwerp: [UKMicrowaves] Single Octagon LNB PCB removal

I have in my possession a single output Octagon OSLSO and I got the lid off only to find that the Xtal is on the underside of the single PCB. I have seen details of dual Octogons but I am not sure how to get this board out.  I presume that the edges cannot be soldered so maybe it is just the vias that need to be desoldered. I'll start with desolder wick, I hope that this works!


Photo is here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pylcangqop93v9r/single_octagon_lid_off.jpg?dl=0

www.dropbox.com
Shared with Dropbox


Any advice would be gratefully received, I really would like to know the Xtal frequency.


73


Conrad PA5Y




Re: Question ....

Neil Smith G4DBN
 

The Chinese boards with non-fake 4351s are still not brilliant, I have four or five of SV1AFN's 4351s which I've used with Arduinos and PICs.

Neil G4DBN

On 24/01/2019 12:53, Pete - GM4BYF via Groups.Io wrote:

Yes. I demonstrated one at The Scottish Microwave Round Table 3 years ago. The third harmonic was audible on 10 GHz. Not sure of current sources.

I have the code somewhere.  Busy today - will reply again.

On 24/01/19 12:41, Gordon REASON wrote:

Needing a >800m Mhz LO .......

Has anyine been successfull , with a Arduino Nano , with one of the Chineeees   ADF4531 boards .

And who is the best source of those boards ......

My brain is'nt capable of creating a sketch , so some help needed .


--
vry 73
Pete GM4BYF


Re: Single Octagon LNB PCB removal

on4cjq@...
 

You can search for Inverto or Goobay LNB's too, they have also PLL.
It looks like Octagon's have unknown delivery date...

Jerry



Van: "g0ruz" <g0ruz@...>
Aan: "UKMicrowaves" <UKMicrowaves@groups.io>
Verzonden: Donderdag 24 januari 2019 13:47:00
Onderwerp: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Single Octagon LNB PCB removal

Damn! 


Back to the drawing board. Ebay again, at least it was less than 10 Euros.


73


Conrad PA5Y




From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io> on behalf of on4cjq@... <on4cjq@...>
Sent: 24 January 2019 13:45
To: UKMicrowaves
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Single Octagon LNB PCB removal
 
Hey Conrad,

i'm sure it isn't a PLL version, i think you have this one:

Octagon Optima OSLSO Single Slim LNB 0,1dB

Today i did some tests on rx the EB high beacon:S/N 22dB with Triax 95*85 dish, Octagon out-of box PLL LNB; and some other modified LNB's  with the board from a Octagon PLL connected to them via sma, into a SDR RTL dongle. Polarisation is H. No reception on the EB low beacon due to some exremely high noise level, so need that to find out .

Jerry



Van: "g0ruz" <g0ruz@...>
Aan: "UKMicrowaves" <UKMicrowaves@groups.io>
Verzonden: Donderdag 24 januari 2019 13:14:18
Onderwerp: [UKMicrowaves] Single Octagon LNB PCB removal

I have in my possession a single output Octagon OSLSO and I got the lid off only to find that the Xtal is on the underside of the single PCB. I have seen details of dual Octogons but I am not sure how to get this board out.  I presume that the edges cannot be soldered so maybe it is just the vias that need to be desoldered. I'll start with desolder wick, I hope that this works!


Photo is here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pylcangqop93v9r/single_octagon_lid_off.jpg?dl=0

www.dropbox.com
Shared with Dropbox


Any advice would be gratefully received, I really would like to know the Xtal frequency.


73


Conrad PA5Y




Re: Single Octagon LNB PCB removal

DD1US
 

Yes, this is correct

 

Regards

 

Matthias

 

Von: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io> Im Auftrag von Conrad, PA5Y
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 24. Januar 2019 13:51
An: UKMicrowaves <UKMicrowaves@groups.io>
Betreff: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Single Octagon LNB PCB removal

 

As I am obviously quite stupid can someone confirm that this is correct?

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Octagon-Optima-OTLSO-PLL-Twin-Slim-LNB-0-1-dB-FullHD-HDTV-Digital-2-Teilnehmer/160906911008?

 

This one clearly states PLL.

 

73

 

Conrad PA5Y

OCTAGON GERMANY OPTIMA LNB Serie : Marken-LNB`s von OCTAGON ist zum Empfang von analogen sowie digitalen Sendern von jedem Satelliten geeignet. Mit den OCTAGON GERMANY OPTIMA LNB erwerben Sie nicht nur erstklassige Qualität, sondern auch allerneuste Technik (PLL-Technologie). | eBay!

 

 


From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io> on behalf of Conrad, PA5Y <g0ruz@...>
Sent: 24 January 2019 13:47
To: UKMicrowaves
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Single Octagon LNB PCB removal

 

Damn! 

 

Back to the drawing board. Ebay again, at least it was less than 10 Euros.

 

73

 

Conrad PA5Y

 


From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io> on behalf of on4cjq@... <on4cjq@...>
Sent: 24 January 2019 13:45
To: UKMicrowaves
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Single Octagon LNB PCB removal

 

Hey Conrad,

 

i'm sure it isn't a PLL version, i think you have this one:

 

Octagon Optima OSLSO Single Slim LNB 0,1dB

 

Today i did some tests on rx the EB high beacon:S/N 22dB with Triax 95*85 dish, Octagon out-of box PLL LNB; and some other modified LNB's  with the board from a Octagon PLL connected to them via sma, into a SDR RTL dongle. Polarisation is H. No reception on the EB low beacon due to some exremely high noise level, so need that to find out .

 

Jerry

 

 


Van: "g0ruz" <g0ruz@...>
Aan: "UKMicrowaves" <UKMicrowaves@groups.io>
Verzonden: Donderdag 24 januari 2019 13:14:18
Onderwerp: [UKMicrowaves] Single Octagon LNB PCB removal

 

I have in my possession a single output Octagon OSLSO and I got the lid off only to find that the Xtal is on the underside of the single PCB. I have seen details of dual Octogons but I am not sure how to get this board out.  I presume that the edges cannot be soldered so maybe it is just the vias that need to be desoldered. I'll start with desolder wick, I hope that this works!

 

Photo is here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pylcangqop93v9r/single_octagon_lid_off.jpg?dl=0



Any advice would be gratefully received, I really would like to know the Xtal frequency.

 

73

 

Conrad PA5Y

 


Re: Question ....

Pete - GM4BYF
 

Yes. I demonstrated one at The Scottish Microwave Round Table 3 years ago. The third harmonic was audible on 10 GHz. Not sure of current sources.

I have the code somewhere.  Busy today - will reply again.

On 24/01/19 12:41, Gordon REASON wrote:

Needing a >800m Mhz LO .......

Has anyine been successfull , with a Arduino Nano , with one of the Chineeees   ADF4531 boards .

And who is the best source of those boards ......

My brain is'nt capable of creating a sketch , so some help needed .


--
vry 73
Pete GM4BYF


Re: Single Octagon LNB PCB removal

Conrad, PA5Y
 

As I am obviously quite stupid can someone confirm that this is correct?


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Octagon-Optima-OTLSO-PLL-Twin-Slim-LNB-0-1-dB-FullHD-HDTV-Digital-2-Teilnehmer/160906911008?


This one clearly states PLL.


73


Conrad PA5Y

www.ebay.co.uk
OCTAGON GERMANY OPTIMA LNB Serie : Marken-LNB`s von OCTAGON ist zum Empfang von analogen sowie digitalen Sendern von jedem Satelliten geeignet. Mit den OCTAGON GERMANY OPTIMA LNB erwerben Sie nicht nur erstklassige Qualität, sondern auch allerneuste Technik (PLL-Technologie). | eBay!





From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io> on behalf of Conrad, PA5Y <g0ruz@...>
Sent: 24 January 2019 13:47
To: UKMicrowaves
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Single Octagon LNB PCB removal
 

Damn! 


Back to the drawing board. Ebay again, at least it was less than 10 Euros.


73


Conrad PA5Y




From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io> on behalf of on4cjq@... <on4cjq@...>
Sent: 24 January 2019 13:45
To: UKMicrowaves
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Single Octagon LNB PCB removal
 
Hey Conrad,

i'm sure it isn't a PLL version, i think you have this one:

Octagon Optima OSLSO Single Slim LNB 0,1dB

Today i did some tests on rx the EB high beacon:S/N 22dB with Triax 95*85 dish, Octagon out-of box PLL LNB; and some other modified LNB's  with the board from a Octagon PLL connected to them via sma, into a SDR RTL dongle. Polarisation is H. No reception on the EB low beacon due to some exremely high noise level, so need that to find out .

Jerry



Van: "g0ruz" <g0ruz@...>
Aan: "UKMicrowaves" <UKMicrowaves@groups.io>
Verzonden: Donderdag 24 januari 2019 13:14:18
Onderwerp: [UKMicrowaves] Single Octagon LNB PCB removal

I have in my possession a single output Octagon OSLSO and I got the lid off only to find that the Xtal is on the underside of the single PCB. I have seen details of dual Octogons but I am not sure how to get this board out.  I presume that the edges cannot be soldered so maybe it is just the vias that need to be desoldered. I'll start with desolder wick, I hope that this works!


Photo is here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pylcangqop93v9r/single_octagon_lid_off.jpg?dl=0

www.dropbox.com
Shared with Dropbox


Any advice would be gratefully received, I really would like to know the Xtal frequency.


73


Conrad PA5Y



Re: Single Octagon LNB PCB removal

Conrad, PA5Y
 

Damn! 


Back to the drawing board. Ebay again, at least it was less than 10 Euros.


73


Conrad PA5Y




From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io> on behalf of on4cjq@... <on4cjq@...>
Sent: 24 January 2019 13:45
To: UKMicrowaves
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Single Octagon LNB PCB removal
 
Hey Conrad,

i'm sure it isn't a PLL version, i think you have this one:

Octagon Optima OSLSO Single Slim LNB 0,1dB

Today i did some tests on rx the EB high beacon:S/N 22dB with Triax 95*85 dish, Octagon out-of box PLL LNB; and some other modified LNB's  with the board from a Octagon PLL connected to them via sma, into a SDR RTL dongle. Polarisation is H. No reception on the EB low beacon due to some exremely high noise level, so need that to find out .

Jerry



Van: "g0ruz" <g0ruz@...>
Aan: "UKMicrowaves" <UKMicrowaves@groups.io>
Verzonden: Donderdag 24 januari 2019 13:14:18
Onderwerp: [UKMicrowaves] Single Octagon LNB PCB removal

I have in my possession a single output Octagon OSLSO and I got the lid off only to find that the Xtal is on the underside of the single PCB. I have seen details of dual Octogons but I am not sure how to get this board out.  I presume that the edges cannot be soldered so maybe it is just the vias that need to be desoldered. I'll start with desolder wick, I hope that this works!


Photo is here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pylcangqop93v9r/single_octagon_lid_off.jpg?dl=0

www.dropbox.com
Shared with Dropbox


Any advice would be gratefully received, I really would like to know the Xtal frequency.


73


Conrad PA5Y


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