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10368 MHz Activity

 

My activity on 10368Mhz 

Station outfit:

Transceiver:                 TS-2000X

Preamplifier:                DU6BC   -    0.55dB

Final amplifier:             40Watt Thompson TWTA       

Antenna system:           3m solid dish, Andrews prime focus - 48dBi / Lineair feed

Control system:            VK5DJ - Stand alone Interface

3m Dish with feed (Gain 47.5dB)

August 2010

Starting the hard job of calibration for 3cm! Pointing accuracy should be within 0.6degr.

Using the sun, the shadow of the feed was positioned exactly in the centre.

Measured sunnoise with an SAT LNB  system: 12dB.

September 4th the first attemp on 3cm EME was done: F2TU was seen on Spectran but due to unexperience with the type of signal, I was not able to decode it.

 

Above operating position for Spectran waterfall, F2TU TRX control, IN3HER dish control computers.

September 2011

Just another year is passed with little progression.

Did do the pointing calbration of the dish into the 0.2degr region and tested all in the ARRL contest in September 2011

Moontracking is now much easier using a SATFINDER device

September 25th I heard and decoded positively DL0EF (52), F2TU (52) and UR7D (51)

Below a screenshot of DL0EF

 

March 2012

Run my 1st ever 10GHz EME QSO with Willy LX1DB today, March 27th ! 

March 31, Very busy Contest weekend with a crowded 3cm Band! 

Worked 6 stations with approx 25Watt

Here you will find my echo's on 10GHz: Echo-3apr-2012

February 2013

Using now the improved version moonnoise meter with 1dB Full-scale reading.

Artilcle of the moonnoise meter can be found here!

Installed 10Ghz equipment in the dish again: P out is now 40Watt 

 

April 2013

 

Completed new control system for the dish VK5DL. 

August 2017

Found both pre-ampifier box and transverter soaked with condense water!Complete set-up needs to be re-furbished 

A selection of pictures can be found on the photo gallery

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