Re: 2.4 GHz power measurement

Richard <richard@...>

I hoping if enough are interested matt may be able to find out what is
feasible at an affordable price.
probably the upper frequency limit , but with 5G around the corner i
suspect manufacturers are looking to push their capabilities to take
advantage. I would think up to 4GHz wouldn't be a problem, and I was
think usable to 6cms.


On Sat, 2019-04-06 at 13:01 +0100, Neil Smith G4DBN wrote:
I would be interested in a 20/30dB 250+ watt attenuator rated to
for sure, if such things exist at amateur prices. My 4GHz-rated
30dB attenuator starts to go *very* weird at 5.7, and my homebrew
watercooled load loses interest completely above 3GHz. RF
have a good range of flange-mount attenuators, but they are rated
to 3 or 4GHz, nothing as high as 6GHz.

Might it be feasible to make a narrowband attenuator for 5.7 using
of the 4GHz-rated flange-mount chips with some tuning stubs on a bit
microstripline PCB? Then the requirement would only be to >3.4GHz,
which might be easier to achieve from my pocket-money allowance.

Neil G4DBN

On 05/04/2019 23:37, Conrad, PA5Y wrote:
Yes Richard, that would be of interest to me.


Conrad PA5Y

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Sent: 05 April 2019 23:38
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] 2.4 GHz power measurement

I made an enquiry to Matt a while ago about the cost of a 250 W 30
dB attenuator, It needn't be 30 dB as like most I have other
attenuators which can be used afterwards. So 10 or 20dB maybe If
enough of us could do a bulk purchase I'm sure he can get a good
250W usable to 5.7 GHz would be a very useful shack accessory,
maybe 300W . Matt does seem to have access to the better
manufacturers any interest ?
Richard g8jvm

On Fri, 2019-04-05 at 19:38 +0000, Conrad, PA5Y wrote:
For 50 quid Matt M0MAT has just the job for me. I checked BTW, on
doorstep is a different mat who also spells his name wrong so not


Conrad PA5Y

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Sent: 05 April 2019 19:25
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] 2.4 GHz power measurement

A good length of good RG58 *in a bucket of water* then?

I'll let myself out...

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