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atf 54143 phemt (was MGF1402 source or substitute)

--- Original Message ---
>Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2007 11:43:45 EST
>From: G0MRF@xxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: MGF1402 source or substitute
>To: tyler881@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

>Hi Tyler.

>The MGF1402 is an expensive option these days.

>You may want to have a look at this 2m design which will give you 0.3 to
>0.4dB noise figure.


>Good luck

>David  G0MRF

Hi everyone,

I was reading about the ATF 54143 PHEMT device, and gathering parts for my 
own 432 LNA not long ago.

The NF and gain specs look very attractive, but I could not find a single 
outlet in the USA to buy one!

A phone call to the Customer Service number for Avego (formerly Agilent) got 
me a sample of 10 qty for absolutely FREE!  I learned
that Avego was not interested in selling less than 1000 pcs (the guy laughed 
when I tried to order 10). He told me that this item was
stocked in Germany, and since I didn't want to buy the minimum qty, he'd go 
ahead and send me a free sample.

I received my sample in about 2 days! They actually put it on an express DHL 

It might have helped that I mentioned being a ham, and that my club and I 
were planning to build some LNAs.. If the name Agilent sounds
familiar, it's because they also make BPL devices.. Maybe they wanted to 
appease a ham for a change? hi hi

73 and GL,

Kyle Yoksh
Olathe, Kansas
Amsat # 35249

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