Yesterday the rainscatter season started here in OZ.
Asked Daniel, DL3IAE for a sked, there were some small clouds in JO42, so a little optimistic. But we managed to make our first RS qso, Daniel were weak here, but soon the signals improved, and I managed to work also DL7QY, DL3IAS, DL6NAA. and OZ3ZW. Also heard DM0UB(JO62), DB0XY(JO51), DB0HRO(JO64), OZ9GHZ(JO65)  and the locals beacons via RS, Here my rs signal at dl3iae

Weather map :

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The weekend is over, so what did I work on my small system (90cm 15W more info here).

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QSO worked by OZ7Z on all bands
Type of propagation: All Mode: All mode
From 05/05/2016 to 08/05/2016 Distance over: 0 Km.


DATE TIME CALLSIGN LOCATOR TX RX BAND MODE PRO. REMARKS QRB
06/05/2016 13:17 OZ1LPR JO44UW -20 -15 10 GHz JT4F EME Best -13 5
07/05/2016 13:35 OZ1LPR JO44UW -14 -15 10 GHz JT4F EME 5
08/05/2016 09:15 OK1KIR JN79DW -16 -18 10 GHz JT4F EME Best -14 634
08/05/2016 09:50 G3WDG IO92RG -17 -17 10 GHz JT4F EME Best -15 742

Number of QSO listed: 4

4 Qso’s, hoped to make a few more, but ok with the small system. I also heard/saw CW traces on if SP6LJW, LA8LF, DB6NT, OZ1LPR &, OK1KIR, Also tried to work HB9Q on JT4, heard him but no qso.

What’s next ?

Will try to make some better setup, with a bigger dish and more power, so see you soon via the moon.

 

Today I made my first EME qso on 3cm, tried to listen before on my small 48cm dish.

Started yesterday to build the system in the garden, today I tried to hear OZ1LPR on my 48cm, heard him fine with -16.

My rig is 15W and 1.8 dB NF.

Then I borrowed a 90cm Procom dish from Peter, here the setup in the garden :

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Now it was time to try a qso, and we did

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First EME qso on 3cm :-).

Equipment at OZ1LPR : 2.4m Offset dish, NF = 0.8dB and 250W.

Here a small video, recorded during the qso, the left signal is the EME and the right is tropo(10km).