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

                                          yesterday evening in nice temperature and no wind finally.
 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

                                                  120cm dish fits between hf and  VHF 223 antenna

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 ;-)