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432 MHz Activity


My activity on 432Mhz. 


Station outfit:

Transceiver:                 TS-2000X

Preamplifier:                DB6NT (Micomm)   -    0.35dB

Final amplifier:             300W      SSPA

Antenna system:           3m solid dish, Andrews prime focus - 19dBd / Beamwidth: 16 deg / OK1DFC Rotable feed

Control system:            VK5DJ - Stand alone interface 



Some Impressions of my station can be found on the photo gallery page

May 2002            - Although from calculation it was found that my echo's from the moon should be readable, it took until today that it really happens: My echo's

May 2004            - First experiments with JT65 mode. I believe this is a more confient way to check conditions for stations with poor echo capability like me.

Mar 2011            - First QSO's made since 2004!!. I used JT65B with only 20Watt on the antenna's and worked UA3PTW and I1NDP.

Dec 2012            - MAP65 now operational using FUNCUBE.

 May 2013           - Finally worked Africa Continent for WAC: Thanks to ZS6OB

Jan 2015            - Start to operate R&S VH501 Solid State Amplifier to replace GS35b.

Apr 2016            - Changed Antenna configuration to 4 x Horizontal coupled with 4 x Vertical Polarisation.

Sep 2018            - Restored original configuration 8 x Horizontal coupled.

Sep 2020            - Replaced defective couplers and RX coaxial cable.

Apr 2021            - The Yagi antenna's are now at PA3DOL. 70cm will now be integrated into the 3m Dish at the new location.

Nov 2021            - Installed feed into 3m dish at new QTH JO32LR.