Really pleased to complete my first QSO on 24GHz last night with Dave G1EHF/P across the car park at The New Inn, Heckfield in IO91MI! Dave’s system is a self constructed transverter using ex-DMC link kit modules producing 100mW into a 30cm dish. I was using a converted Nortel ODU with 250mW into a 30cm dish kindly loaned by Mike G0MJW.
|G1EHF/P on the left and G1DFL/P on the right|
After setting up we quickly found each others signals and exchanged 5-9 end-stop reports with our dishes 4.4 meters apart. We then tested with Dave’s Arduino-powered reference beacon to check offset’s again. The QSO was celebrated with a pint in the pub.