|G4CCH EME System Information|
5.4 m Dish
The original design prototyping started in 1989 and eventually the dish was completed in May 2000.
The dish is 5.4 m diameter with and f/d of 0.5 and is fed with a full size W2IMU horn.
The reflector is stainless steel woven mesh with a hole size approx 3mm, and the profile is accurate to 3mm and could be useable up to 10 GHz.
An Az/El mount and PC running F1EHN's software with VE1ALQ's interfaces are used for tracking. A medium sized prop pitch gearbox drives the azimuth axis and a satellite jack drives the elevation axis.
|This is a shot of me with
the equipment that I use for EME
The station is comprised of a Yaesu HF Transceiver which is used on 28MHz as the IF, and a 1296 MHz Transvertor & High Power TX Amplifier
All of the 1296
MHz equipment is home made and has been used since 1982... click on
picture for more detail
Details of my old 2.4m dish - 1982 to 2000
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