azimuth with variable fixing points to cover NA and EU windows
height to get above balcony rails at low elevation.
EU I am obstructed by my own house and also trees so I can only get
a good window when the moon is at Northerly declination 23 to 25
degrees and between 215 and 230 west above 12 degrees elevation at
my end. So Eu contacts are restricted to a few hours per
month. Dish lays flat and is moved back against house when not
in use so it is visible to neighbors. The station must be set up for
each sked. The shack is 20 meters away at back of house so I
must walk through house to direct antenna every few TX/RX periods.
which is GPS locked. The 30.2 MHz reference for IC-910-H is
provided by a HP 3325a synthesizer which is locked to a HP Z3801a
GPS frequency reference. Measured drift against a Rubidium reference
was 4 milli-Hz at 1296 MHz over 2 months.
is a Kuhne MKU 131 AH
is Kuhne MKU 13200 A, power to feed is 100 watts
have worked HB9Q, K2UYH, VK4AFL, VA7MM, VE7BBG, W5LUA, WW2R, G4CCH,
OE9ERC, VE6TA, SM5LE, JA6AHB, OK1KIR, OH3MCK, OK1DFC on JT65c and
WA6PY and G4CCH on CW.
smallest station is OH3MCK who was using 27 dBi horizontally
polarized Yagi or equivalent of 24 dBi to my circular polarization.
I have worked VK4AFL (3.7 meter dish) at 10 watts and he can copy me
at 5 watts. My interest is in QRP EME and I need to find the
extra few dB on RX. I think the secret to QRP EME on 1296 is
frequency stability as provided by my GPS locked system. I would
like to carry out my QRP experiments with other GPS locked stations.
The next step is to compensate for Doppler shift so I need some help
to find a program that will correct the tuning of my IC-910-H for