QRV 23cm/ 1296 MHz again after 30 years....
"mast head" placed close behind 1m2 dish in plastic box (ACTION 1€50)
XVTR 1.5W , PLL 1150 DF9NP , PA PE1CMO 30-40W rF ( hoping)
pre-amp SPF5189z eBay lowered to 2V7 still draws 160mA !
I replaced the original SPF5189z because it almost looked like short circuit
at 5V an UA78L05 could not supply it! needed a UA7805
200mA+ PCB heath up
need a better quality SMA - N adapter
first QSO with local PA0T very loud 9++
After 30 years back on 23
A good time to place the disc + XVTR up
The modified DB6NT with PLL 1050MHz l.o. that was prepared last year up in the mast for the real test.
In JO33HG could copy 4 beacons reasonable almost 100%
419 to 539 QSB flutter Airplane reflections
1296.930 OZ7IGY JO55wm to 529
1296.920 DB0VC JO54if 519
1296.9162 PI7ALK JO22ip 529
1296.830 GB3MHZ JO02pb 529
The PACC result this year only 3 place after 11 years 1rst
my wife said that I should give others a chance too so i went to sleep early ;-)