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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 we lost this QTH and consequently the dish.

Station outfit:

Transceiver:                 TS-2000X

Preamplifier:                JA4BLC   -    0.5dB

Final amplifier:             150Watt SSPA (PE1RKI)       

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!