Re: Waveguide switch replacement

Paul G8KFW

Hi Mike

Is that pool  I am in west Sussex

Paul B

From: [] On Behalf Of John Fell
Sent: 01 February 2019 13:54
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Waveguide switch replacement


Approx location is IO80XS77JS .


73   John   G0API


On Fri, 1 Feb 2019 at 12:31, Paul Bicknell <paul@...> wrote:

Hi john

I think Mike and I have hade the same positive experience with using WG 22 at 24 Ghz 

Regarding spectrum analysers

Yes the 21 GHz    HP 8559 analysers work fine at 24GHz, as that is what I  used for the 24 ghz  FM  TV link I demonstrated at a BATC convention some 30 plus years ago

The old  HP 18 ghz  in the  140 main frame also works OK at 24 ghz using a WG 22 external mixer    

Regarding power measurements the WG 22  HP power sensors are useable at 24 Ghz  

Just as a side question what is your approximate location  

Paul B 

From: [] On Behalf Of Mike Willis
Sent: 01 February 2019 11:52
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Waveguide switch replacement

WG22 is recommended for 26GHz-40GHz but it is still well above cut-off at 24GHz. I think the New Zealand relays  Iam using are WG22. I simply connected them together directly, by filing slots in the WG20 flange because the hole spacing is different. I used 3 fine screws to tune out the miss-match in the usual manner. It should work OK for narrow bandwidths. If you don't have a 24 GHz VSWR meter or VNA, just use a directional coupler and a sensitive detector (e.g. a spectrum analyser or a crystal detector). The old 22GHz HP8559 analysers work fine at 24GHz, they are un-calibrated but you are only looking for a null.
Mike G0MJW

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Paul Bicknell G8KFW   South Coast UK



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