Re: Tactics in microwave contest with very few planes.


Nick Peckett G4KUX
 

I have actually used commercial passive reflectors to get links into awkward locations before, where it’s just not feasible to build an active repeater. They need very accurate foundation engineering but work very well. Information here.

https://az276019.vo.msecnd.net/valmontstaging/vsna-resources/microflect-passive-repeater-catalog.pdf?sfvrsn=6

 

Regards & 73s

 

Nick G4KUX/YA4F

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From: Murray Niman
Sent: 18 May 2020 12:55
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Tactics in microwave contest with very few planes.

 


So thinking laterally for a contest/QSO-aid (and a loophole in the rules) - you could deliberately fly a a fairly static drone or metallised balloon as a medium altitude passive reflector....
and not just a random scatterer either - there are surface designs that can help refocus the scattered beam

73

 Murray G6JYB  :)

 

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