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1910Re: [dxatlas] "Skimmer Server" with QS1R Receiver

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  • Pete Smith
    Apr 11, 2010
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      The QS1R is available without an enclosure, and it strikes me that it
      would not be much of a challenge to build a box for it that has lots of
      air moving over the electronics.

      73, Pete N4ZR

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      On 4/11/2010 2:07 PM, jmaass_moose wrote:
      > Thanks Wes, Phil and Pete!
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      > We are planning to install at a location away from the PJ2T contest station, and the Skimmer Server will be open to all. We'd like to cover the 160-10 contest bands (non-WARC), and 6m would be a plus.
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      > It will be unattended in a non-air-conditioned room, which means very warm ambient temperatures on Curacao. Phil, would clamping a heat sink and adding a fan be helpful to keeping the FPGA from buring up?
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      > I see reference to the SRL RFFE1 Bandpass Filter& RF Attenuator add-on board, but I haven't found a description of what it will do. Is there a description somewhere, and is the target 3Q10 completion date looking firm?
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      > We hope to have Our Curacao Skimmer Server up and running for CQWW CW in November, which means installing it in mid-November.
      >
      > 73, Jeff K8ND
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      > --- In dxatlas_group@yahoogroups.com, Pete Smith<n4zr@...> wrote:
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      >> HGi Jeff - I have gone this route now myself. I heartily endorse
      >> everything that Phil and Wes said. One consideration that may be
      >> Curacao-relevant is that the QS1R runs pretty warm with Skimmer Server,
      >> so you'd want to make sure that it is in a room whose ambient
      >> temperature isn't terribly high.
      >>
      >> 73, Pete N4ZR
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