The Model 5923-1296-144-YY-EXT is intended for receiving the EME/weak signal portion of the 1296 MHz band. It is designed using a two stage pHEMT MMIC LNA, with each stage followed by a SAW filter, which provides over 45 dB of image rejection. It has a local oscillator at 1152 MHz which is phase locked to an external 10 MHz reference. The 10 MHz incorporates a 10 MHz crystal filter to help improve phase noise and reduce spurious which might on the 10 MHz reference. Also employed is a high dynamic range double balanced mixer followed by an IF filter.
The IF of 144 MHz is also well suited for use with the many SDR receivers as the wideband IF radio.
Can be used on input and output. 10 MHz input is BNC female