Re: 10GHz World Record
The >3000Km sea path between GD and EA8 is open about 2 days a year on average at 144MHz. However very few of these openings have extended up to 432MHz and none in recent times have reached 1296MHz.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
A case in point was September 2013 when I worked EA8 repeatedly on 144MHz and managed a few QSOs on 432MHz but failed completely on 1296MHz in spite of many attempts spread over 2 days.
The same frequency dependency occurs with QSOs to Northern Spain and Western France with the path very rarely open above 432MHz.
I do not know why these sea paths open less often with increasing frequency and so it may be wrong to assume 10GHz will be worse still.
We hope to set up a lighthouse style 10GHz beacon here in GD. We are currently trying to source a second hand ship’s satellite comms system, for the continuously rotating dish in a raydome.
On 13/01/2015 09:25, "'Ian White' gm3sek@... [ukmicrowaves]" <ukmicrowaves@...> wrote: