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1296 MHz Activity


My activity on 1296Mhz.

After deciding to stop with active UHF contesting, I started to construct an EME station together with PA0JCA. The first station was constructed with our contest stuff and a manual driven 2m solid dish. 

After some initials ( VE3ONT!!!), we re-built a 6.3m dish to proceed. PA3AGS,PE1JBK and PE1BTV joined us. Unfortunately this dish never gave us the expected results on 23cm. 

Due to various circumstances in 1997 we lost this QTH and consequently the dish.


Station outfit:

Transceiver:                 TS-2000X

Preamplifier:                VHF Design - 0.3dB

Final amplifier:             300Watt SSPA (DF9IC)       

Antenna system:           3m solid dish, Andrews prime focus - 28dBi / Septumfeed modified for f/D 0.32

Control system:            VK5DJ - Stand alone interface


Most dishes look a bit pale, but mine is adapted to the green environment. Interested in converting your dish image to anything, contact me!



July 2017 After a long period, spending on 432MHz EME reactivated the 3m Dish for 23cm

Nov 2017 Installed the FUNcube with MAP 65

Dec 2017 Installed the RF choke on the Septumfeed

Dec 2017 Working on a new SSPA to give some 300Watt on the feed.