didn't know about the G8MWR reflector - not seen or hrd from Glen for
a long time - think he still loves in coventry - my WBFM gear was
powered by all his work!
Thanks for the mention - I am sure the reflector will expand as word
OK on the 3.4g beacon
Well I am going to be much more active next year - I have done DXCC
on 6m now (122 countrys!) and so will be looking for microwave
challenges now thats out my system! - think I will be concentrating
on the lower bands - have 23cms near sorted - LT23s plus 2 x 2c39's -
4 x 48 ele loops so shud be a good sig - 2.3 is lacking - only 1 watt
but been chasing some amps from US but nothing come of that so far -
3.4 - got 40 watts on that band - 1.2m dish - was going to build a
DK1UV feed for the dish so I can run multiple bands off one feed.
6cms - 10 watts and 1.2m - 10g - 10 watts 1.2m
I was chasing some 24g gear from the US and had two PCOM units lined
up but the guy emailed today after I asked him to take the lids off
the unit and photo them for me, to say that half the insides are
missing -seems he paid 100USD for empty space! ooppps!
So... hope to be a bit more active - Dave GM4WLL will prob be joining
If someone has some spare 24g gear I'll get on and activate it! Peter
PHO has given me some tips for sites so will be looking at that over
the winter too!
I fancied some 23cms EME but will have to wait until I get the dish
Maybe chat on 9cms sometime soon!
--- In ukmicrowaves@y..., "Sam Jewell" <jewell@b...> wrote:
Hi Simon,time ago. I
rarely if ever saw references to it and don't know if it was everwidely
used. I was supposed to get in touch with Glenn to see if the UKMicrowave
Group could adopt it as the reflector for the group, but I mustadmit that I
had reservations about doing so and then things kind of drifted.You already
have one new user as a result of my mentioning the group in aconversation
last night.pleased to say
that when I brought my 9cm transverter out of it's 2.5 yearhibernation and
connected a small horn antenna the beacon nearly blew my socks offeven when
pointing in the other direction from the beacon site and with nomutual
visibility. The horn is inside the shack and looks through a smallwindow.
These results encouraged me to try a QSO with G3LQR and I'm pleasedto
report that that was successful in spite of the antenna challengedresult of
the new beacon and the fact that a similar antenna arrangement toGB3MHS has
been delivered to DF6NA in Wuerzburg for his 9cm beacon? I hope so.Time
will tell, but what a fabulous band for troposcatter propagation.