State-of-the-art QO-100 full-duplex transverter system

The LE016-R5 is a small transverter system that can be used to communicate via the QO-100 geo-stationary amateur satellite with use of a standard VHF/UHF transceiver radio.

More information about this satellite can be found at: https://amsat-uk.org/satellites/geo/eshail-2/

The LE016-R5 transverter system uses state-off-the-art electronics giving it a small form factor. The system is very flexible and can be set up in a matter of minutes. Due to its small form factor and wide supply range it is very useful as emergency communication device or as a backup radio system in remote areas.

The easy operation off this device makes it very valuable for educational purposes as well, where junior operators (under guidance of an licenced operator) can get in touch with satellite- and microwave communication systems at an early stage in their career.

The LE016-R5 transverter makes use of a modified external LNB that handles the 1st down conversion off the 10 GHz satellite downlink signal. Because off this configuration the total system performance is dependent on it. The same is true for the uplink feed antenna, which needs to be a right match for the used parabolic dish antenna. The same also is true for the interconnection cables, that need to be of good quality.

For the above reasons the LE016-R5 transverter will be only available as a complete system which includes:

  • LE016-R5 transverter
  • modified LNB
  • Ice-Cone feed antenna
  • all the needed interconnecting cables
  • aluminium mounting plate

Price for this complete system is 1000 euros (excl. VAT, excl. shipping cost)

Ordering can be done by leaving a message via the website or via email.

More information can be found in the manual (pdf)

System specifications:

Up-converter part  
Input freq. (N-connector) : 435 MHz
Nominal average input power : 5 Watt
Output freq. (SMA connector) : 2400 MHz
Minimum output power at 2400 MHz : 4 Watt
Down-converter part  
10 GHz to 1st IF by modified LNB  
1st IF freq. from LNB (F-connector) : 740 MHz
Output freq. SSB mode (F-connector) : 144.500 MHz
Output freq. DVB mode (F-connector) : 1580 MHz
LNB reference freq. (F-connector) : 25.000 MHz
Transponder modes : Narrowband and wideband
Power supply range (9-pin DSUB) : 12 … 32 Vdc
System reference oscillator : OCXO ( ±10 ppb)
Aluminium milled enclosure : 10 cm x 10 cm x 3 cm
Weight : 650 grams


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