@g0fcu not from home Simon. I usually pop up to a pumping station on the top of a hill. About 15 mins from qth to qso. I would like to get a dish I think for the longer chases. Something light and portable. One of those snazzy military things
@g7kse A beam may be easier to carry. I've got the parts to build a patch antenna, also a cell phone base station amplifier to convert but I seem to have destroyed my '1W' amp so am waiting for a new one to arrive.
@g0fcu I'm quite happy with the PCB antenna for activating summits but when chasing GM4COX and a few others can be just a bit too far sometimes. I'd quite like to build something for oscar 100 as well that isn't permanent as the sea air kills just about everything in seconds
@g7kse I am thinking I'll use the dish I picked up at the recycling centre with a patch antenna for QO100.
@g0fcu at this rate I'll probably convince myself that I need another xverter. I'm not sure about the tx up and web sdr for receiving but it's an option.
I've also been replacing the shed for the last 3 years so this could go either way 😂
@g7kse there are plenty of designs for single dish working, e.g. patch antenna or helical with an lnb behind with two feeders Then you can use an RTL dongle for rx. Lnb has to be a pll type for stability and you need a bias-t to power the lnb but that's simple.
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