DC6UW

1296 MHz EME Station



  (last change: 2001 Apr 06)


Location

About 100 km north of Hamburg / 25 km west of Kiel, between North Sea and Baltic Sea.
QTH Locator is JO44VJ.

 

Equipment   

 
TX path: 144 MHz-transmitter, transverter 144/1296 MHz, driver 2x2C39, PA 1xYL1050
RX path: 2-stage preamp, converter chain 1296/144/28 MHz, REV-251 sw-receiver
Antenna: 6m diameter solid parabolic dish; AZ-drive electrical, EL-drive hydraulic. Antenna control by IBM-PC using F1EHN's interface and software.
DC6UW EME antenna
6m dish antenna

Recent Activities

Due to several non-ham radio obligations I have not been on air for about 2 years. The problems with the exciter and power amplifier are also not finally solved. However, the hydraulic cylinder for the elevation drive has been replaced with  an oil motor, so the antenna pointing works correct now.
 

Outlook

Parts of the equipment for 13cm and 3cm are already built,  but there are enough things left to be done, so due to my other duties I probably will not be on air on those bands before 2002.
 

Contact

For questions, suggestions and skeds you can  reach me via e-mail or fax: +49 4356 1625 .
 

Links of Interest

 
DF9CY Covering various aspects of amateur radio including EME, 50 MHz and 28 MHz working; also some very impressive astrophotographies; DF9CY is one of the operators of DL0SHF.
DL0SHF Moonbounce station on 1296 MHz and 10 GHz;
W6/PA0ZN With very comprehensive information about EME and weak signal communication, including the monthly EME Newsletter published by K2UYH - a "must" for the engaged EME operator.

 



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