My activity on 10368Mhz.
Starting the hard job of calibration for 3cm! Pointing accuracy should be within 0.6degr.
Using the sun, the shadow of the feed was positioned exactly in the centre.
Measured sunnoise with an SAT LNB system: 12dB.
September 4th the first attemp on 3cm EME was done: F2TU was seen on Spectran but due to unexperience with the type of signal, I was not able to decode it.
Above operating position for Spectran waterfall, F2TU TRX control, IN3HER dish control computers.
Just another year is passed with little progression.
Did do the pointing calibration of the dish into the 0.2degr region and tested all in the ARRL contest in September 2011
Moontracking is now much easier using a SATFINDER device
September 25th I heard and decoded positively DL0EF (529), F2TU (529) and UR7D (519)
Below a screenshot of DL0EF
Run my 1st ever 10GHz EME QSO with Willy LX1DB today, March 27th !
March 31, Very busy Contest weekend with a crowded 3cm Band!
Worked 6 stations with approx 25Watt
Here you will find my echo's on 10GHz: Echo-3apr-2012
Using now the improved version moonnoise meter with 1dB Full-scale reading.
Artilcle of the moonnoise meter can be found here!
Installed 10Ghz equipment in the dish again: P out is now 40Watt
Completed new dish control system for the dish VK5DL.
Found both pre-ampifier box and transverter soaked with condense water!Complete set-up needs to be re-furbished.
Repaired the transverter system and included a new LO: DF9NP PLL [ includes switch to 10450MHz possiblitiy for JA-band]
Installed the DU3BC preamplifier
A selection of pictures can be found on the photo gallery