My activity on 144Mhz.
Next to my EME activity at home, I installed a portable station for EME 144MHz communication.
The station is located near the Northsea coast in the North of Holland between Den Helder and Alkmaar, a small town called Schagen. A must-see village for tourists!!
Summer 2015 - I decided to dismantle the GHz station and prepare for 144MHz EME with a small set-up.
Summer 2016 - I spend time to modify the antenna mast with an elevation and polarisation utility for the DK7ZB antenne.
July 2016 - DK7ZB antenna is installed with full AZ, EL and Pol installation
July 2016 - First results of RX EME with this small set-up.
Jan 2017 - Finished SSPA and modified IC201 to be driven from PC for JT65B
May 2017 - Station installed; ready to go for 1st EME QSO on 144MHz
June 2017 - Replaced 7el yagi for 9el Yagi, with 2db more gain.
June 2017 - 1st QSO OK1UGA!
October 2017 - Presentation of my EME station for 144MHz: here!
August 2020 - Currently #57 initials. Conditions this year were not good for my small system.
July 2021 - At the new location, JO32LR, the system will be installed later.