There are two answers, no or depend on who is in the other end !
Last night we decided to give it a try, in the other end was Peter, OZ1LPR. Was he the right person ?
Equipment on my side : 48 Procom dish, old DB6NT transverter NF 3.0 dB, FT290, tripod in the garden
Equipment at OZ1LPR : 2.4m Offset dish, NF = 0.8dB and 250W.
Moon data : Elevation 37 degrees and DGR 0.1 dB
irst we tried with a constant wave, nothing to hear, then we found out that I was using the wrong polarisation, ups, then I had to stand we the dish in my hand, not easy. Then suddenly I saw some trace, maybe noise, Peter moved 200Hz in frequency, YES the signal were moving, I have seen the first signal via the moon !!!
Now time to make some decoding, switching the PC to JT4F, not easy when one hand hold the dish. I saw the JT4F signal on the spectran scope, but no decoding, but the wsjt showed a dt on 2,7 and signal level -17.
We will make a try Wednesday again, have to make some preparations, so I don’t have to hold the dish by hand.
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