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Auteur Topic: A new US/Canadian DX record on 47 GHz  (gelezen 1928 keer)
Eene de Weerd PA3CEG
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« Gepost op: Juli 01, 2016, 07:41:43 »

I am pleased to announce what is believed to be a new US/Canadian DX record on 47 GHz.

Contact was made Thursday June 30, 2016 between Henry, KT1J and Mike N1JEZ on Whiteface Mountain in NY FN34bi to Rene, VE2UG and Ray, VE3FN on Mont Tremblant QC FN26rf. The path is 215 km.

Henry and Mike were using 0.25 meter Procom dishes and about 35 mW. Rene was using a 1 foot dish with a DB6NT transverter and 1W amplifier running at 0.5W.  Ray was also using a 1 foot dish and 150 mW.

Conditions were not the best with a dewpoint in the mid 40's. Signals peaked on 47 GHz about 15-20 dB out of the noise at best, but there was significant QSB causing the signals to fade in to the noise regularly.
It took a while to complete.

Mike and Ray also completed easily on 24 GHz SSB with signals peaking
S5-S9 with the QSB.

Mike, N1JEZ

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