Monthly Archives: April 2014

Moonbounce, new season new challenges

The wind season is finishing, and now looks a good time to se new challenges. After a lot of years receving weak signals, looks that is a good time to try to transmit to the air my own signals. One of the most nice challenges for a amateur radio is bounce his signals to the moon, and do it in he microwaves segment looks more cool šŸ˜‰

Prodelin 1251 with 1296MHz feedhorn

Prodelin 1251 with 1296MHz feedhorn

Before to transmit something, I’m looking if I can receive signals. My first attempt has been in 1296MHz. I was build a feedhorn for with a bit of junk, use a LNA used before and a AOR AR5000 receiver with the WSJT software.

I1NDP left and HB9Q right signals and WSJT

I1NDP left and HB9Q right signals and WSJT

The result was amazing, receiving nice signals. I was receive the big gun HB9Q with a very loud signal, audible in the receiver speaker!

After some hours finally I was copy this stations:

-10dB HB9Q
-14dB I1NDP
-18dB UA4HTS
-22dB YL2GD
-20dB DF3RU
-22dB YL2GD
-18dB W1AW
Now looks that will start to build a more efficient feedhorn and build the transmission side.