THE KB8VAO

MICROWAVE ACTIVITY PAGE

DEVIL PEAK  (DM07dm) WITH 5, 10, 24,  & 47 GHz.     

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MY NEW 77 - 80 GHz RIG!

CHECK OUT MY VIDEOS ON  YOUTUBE

http://www.youtube.com/user/kb8vao

CLICK THE LINKS BELOW FOR AUDIO OR VIDEO OF 10 GHZ QSO'S

AD6IW 10 GHZ RAIN SCATTER CM87XJ & I  IN CM87XW

N1JEZ FN44ig & I  IN FN00sn 719 KM

K1LPS-FN44ig & I IN FN00sn LARRY WAS RUNNING 280 mw

AF1T 10 GHZ IN FN41EE & I  IN FN00RG 592.958 KM VIA RAIN SCATTER

K2AXX 10 GHZ CW IN FN12CS & I IN FN00RG 284.622 KM

K2AXX 10 GHZ SSB IN FN12CS & I IN FN00RG 284.622 KM

K9PW 10 GHz SSB IN EN63CN & I IN EN91KT 579 KM

KB8U 10 GHz Rain Scatter IN EN81HV & I IN EN91KT

VE3FHM 10 GHZ SSB IN FN04WB & I IN FN02XU  134.416 KM

VE3OIK 10GHZ SSB IN EN92SN & I IN EN91KT 99.864 KM

VE3SMA 10GHZ SSB IN EN92SN & I  IN EN91KT 99.864 KM

W9SNR & KA9VDU 10 GHz IN EN62BX & I IN EN91KT 571 KM

WA2FGK 10 GHZ FN21BF & I IN FN00SN 230 KM

WW8M 10 GHz Rain Scatter from EN72XF & I IN EN91KT

CLICK THE LINKS BELOW FOR AUDIO OR VIDEO OF 24 GHZ QSO'S

AA6IW & W6QIW 24 GHz

K2EHF 24 GHZ IN FN02WV & I  IN FN03WA 13.886 KM

K2DH 24 GHZ IN FN13HE & I  IN FN03WA 63.8 KM

K8ZR 24 GHz IN FN02HL & I IN FN02EI 25 KM

VA3ELE 24 GHz IN EN92FN & I IN EN91KT 90 KM

VA3ELE 24 GHz IN EN92LP & I IN EN91KT 93 KM

VE3OIK 24 GHZ IN EN92FN & I IN EN91KT 90.137 KM

VE3OIK 24 GHZ IN EN92CI & I IN EN91KT 81.625 KM

VE3ZV 24 GHZ

WO2P 24 GHZ IN FN23AV & I  IN FN03WA 200.492 KM

CLICK THE LINKS BELOW FOR AUDIO / VIDEO OF 47 GHZ QSO'S

AA6IW 47GHz IN DM07as & I WAS IN DM07dm 35.450 KM

AD6FP 47 GHz IN DM04ms & I WAS IN CM96qi 233.304 KM

K8ZR 47 GHz IN EN91IS & I IN EN91JS 7 KM

K8ZR 47 GHz IN FN02HL & I IN FN02EI 25 KM

KF6KVG 47 GHz BEACON

W3IY 47 GHZ IN FM08US & I WAS IN FM19AW 132.672 KM

W6BY 47GHz

W6QI 47GHz IN DM07as & I WAS IN DM07dm 35.450 KM

CLICK THE LINKS BELOW FOR AUDIO / VIDEO OF 76 GHZ QSO'S

 

K8ZR 76 GHZ

 

KB8VAO - K8ZR 76 GHz EN81PM - EN91EM 88.633 KM 12/22/19

 

WB8TGY 76 GHZ

RECENTLY AD6IW, GORAN & KF6KVG, BOB

BROKE THE WORLD RECORD ON E BAND (77-81GHz)

BELOW IS A DESCRIPTION OF THEIR RIGS

& RECORDINGS OF BOB'S SIGNAL ON FM & SSB

KF6KVG SSB 1

KF6KVG SSB 2

KF6KVG & AD6IW E BAND FM

KF6KVG, BOB

1 FOOT DISH

OUTPUT POWER 20 dBm (100 mW)

NOISE FIGURE 6 dB

OSC. DRO FOR FREQUENCY STABILITY

AD6IW-80GHZ-RIG.jpg (207757 bytes)

AD6IW, GORAN

2 FOOT DISH, 0.3 DEGREE BEAM WIDTH, 50 db GAIN

OUTPUT POWER 21 dBm (126 mW)

NOISE FIGURE 6 dB

WR-10 WAVEGUIDE SWITCH

Osc. DRO 13.4GHz LOCKED WITH 100MHz, WHICH IS LOCKED

 WITH DOUBLE OVEN 10MHz TCXO, EXCELLENT STABILITY

APPROX. 100Hz @ 80GHz DRO PHASE NOISE 92 dBc @ 10KHz

IF 70 cm WITH YAESU FT-817

 

 1ST TIME OUT WITH 10 GHz!!!

WA8RJF & I WORKED K2DH AND K2AXX

FROM ERIE, PA!!

GOOGLE MAP SHOWING LOCATION OF ALL

STATIONS WORKED ON 10 GHz & ABOVE

IN AUGUST 09 FROM PERRY PARK (EN91kt)

        

PHASE NOISE OF THE AD6IW PLL,

USED IN MY 10, 24, 47, & 80 GHz TRANSVERTERS

PHASE NOISE OF EFRATOM LPRO

RUBIDIUM SOURCE USED IN MY SHACK

THESE ARE THE AD6IW LOW NOISE AMPLIFIERS

.63 dB NOISE FIGURE AND 14.42 dB GAIN @ 10 GHz!

MY 2006 10 GHz & UP CONTEST WAS

CUT SHORT DUE TO THE FOREST FIRE.

CLICK THE LINK BELOW

TO SEE PICTURES OF THE TRIP

http://www.arrl.org/contests/soapbox/?con_id=109

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO  HEAR 903 MHZ QSO'S

W3IY & W3HMS BILL IN FM08us & JOHN IN FM19av 128.161 KM

 

RADAR MAP DURING 2003 10 GHz CONTEST

AND MY QSO'S WITH RHODE ISLAND!

ABOVE ARE SOME RECORDINGS OF 10 GHz

DON'T LET RAIN RUIN YOUR FUN,

TRY RAIN SCATTER, IT'S SOUNDS LIKE AURORA!

SOME OF THE CALIFORNIA CREW!

 N6LL, AD6FP, WT6K, AD6IW ON MT FRAZIER

KF6KVG, N5XSA, W0EOM, W6QI, AD6FP, KD6W

W6BY / BRIAN ON DEVIL PEAK

AD6IW / GORAN ON DEVIL PEAK

MOONRISE IN THE SIERRA,

WHAT A SITE AT 7,000' ELEVATION!

 K6MGM / DENNIS, W6GDM / DAVE AD6IW / GORAN

AD6A / DAVE  TAKING A BREAK ON MT DIABLO

SOME OF THE MICHIGAN BEACH BUMS!

 

W3HMS / JOHN IN HIS ROVER VAN (FM19av)

I WORKED WA3PTV / 10 GHZ FROM HERE

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO HEAR HIM!

WA3PTV ON 10 GHZ ON TUSCARORA MT

THIS IS MY NEW MICROWAVE

OPERATING SITE IN EN90pq!

AND THIS IS THE VIEW FROM THE TOP

IT'S LIKE THIS 360 DEGREES!

SEPTEMBER 19, 2005 W3IY (SK)

I MISS HIS CONTAGIOUS ENTHUSIASM

&  PLEASE REMEMBER,

"TO LISTEN FOR THE WEAK ONES"

W3IY & THE INTERGALACTIC ROVING BATTLE JITNEY

PHOTO COURTESY OF   http://philip.greenspun.com

 

THANK YOU FOR BEING AN ELMER

ON THE MICROWAVE BANDS,

I COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU!

  [email protected] 

Last revised: June 01, 2020