Inmarsat is a series of
communication sats receivable in all parts of the worlds except
for the polar regions. Inmarsat A transmits live unencrypted
voice transmissions of the worlds biggest ships, businessmen
in remote places and other things we cannot tell you about.
All you need is a scanner cable of receiving on 1540MHz. You
will need both the antenna and the preamplifier and possibly
the cable pack. Check
that it is legal to receive this in your country !
Military satellites transmit clear speech in the 260MHz region,
normally you cannot hear them because your scanner will not be
sensitive enough or your antenna has not enough gain. This specially
designed antenna has nearly 10dB more gain than a discone, and
if used with low loss cable will bring the military satellites
into your scanner.
Check that it is legal to receive this in your
Originally designed for 260MHz so that a discone antenna can
receive the military satellites, this preamplifier is available
to order at frequencies from 170 to 2,000MHz. Featuring an incredibly
low noise figure of 0.5dB and a gain of 30dB, it allows even
the most insensitive receiver to hear things properly.
Used on 260MHz, with the 260MHz
Yagi antenna, it enables you to see easily the noise floor of
the transponders. Check that it is legal to receive this in your
country ! The standard unit has a bandwidth of 220 to 320MHz.