Using a 4m dish on 144 MHz makes only sense when using an offset dish to avoid blockage by the feed in my opinion.
I tested once my 7.3m offset dish on 2m feeding it with a 3 element quad, in average JT65 was 3...4dB better than on my 13 element yagi, receiving stations simultaneously. Simulation by NEC resulted in 19dBi gain.
As far as I remember many years ago Sergey, RW3BP wa using a 1.4m offset dish with success on 70cm.
Simulation can tell you more if you can expect an acceptable result with a prime focus dish. With luck even some gain enhancement might be possible with special distance between feed and reflector.
---- Bob Atkins schrieb ----
> That dish would only be two wavelengths in diameter. I suspect gain
> equations probably don't do a great job at gain prediction
> under those conditions and the calculation of the radiation pattern
> would likely be inaccurate. I also doubt the pattern from a 2
> wavelength diameter dish is clean. I'd also assume almost any
> 144 MHz feed with a reflector will result in significant blockage or a
> 4m dish. There's this feed - http://www.ok1dfc.
> com/eme/technic/144feed/loop_feed_for_144_mhz.htm <http://www.ok1dfc.
> com/eme/technic/144feed/loop_feed_for_144_mhz.htm>. It's 1.26m in
> diameter and designed for f/d 0.4 though. I suspect the results
> will be disappointing. My 3m dish just about works on 432, but that'
> s a 4.25 wavelength dish, With a 2 wavelength dish (1.4m) I suspect I&#
> 39;d have problems! That being said, it would be an interesting
> experiment. You'd probably be able to hear/work something. You could
> probably work the biggest stations with a dipole! Good Luck, 73
> Bob, KA1GT From: Moon-net <moon-net-bounces(a)mailman.pe1itr.
> com> on behalf of Paul Andrews via Moon-net <moon-net@mailman.
> Sent: Monday, January 28, 2019 11:17 PM
> To: Moon-Net
> Subject: [Moon-Net] 144 MHz feed for a 4m dish Does anyone
> have a design for a 144 MHz feed that would fit on a 4m dish. My
> 2 x XP28 yagis produce nearly 20 dB gain. A 4m dish could produce
> 14 dB gain but with a much cleaner radiation pattern. This is an
> interesting experiment. Do I need a simple loop feed?
> Folded dipole and reflector? Some else? 73 - Paul - W2HRO
Does anyone have a design for a 144 MHz feed that would fit on a 4m dish.
My 2 x XP28 yagis produce nearly 20 dB gain. A 4m dish could produce 14 dB
gain but with a much cleaner radiation pattern. This is an interesting
Do I need a simple loop feed? Folded dipole and reflector? Some else?
73 - Paul - W2HRO
Seen many designs for 1Kw sspa on 144 Mhz with single LDMOS blf188/blf578 ( or the freescale devices with the long numbers ..)
Anybody seen a sspa for 432 Mhz with a single LDMOS fet that could deliver 1kw ??
Or is such a design on 432 Mhz just impossible due to the low impediance and too much heat .. ??
Should I concentrate on a 432 sspa single LDMOS device around 500 watt out
73's Rick ,PA1BVM
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One of the nice aspects of using linear actuators
(satellite dish arms) is the pulse train position
signal is monitored and disables 36v control
voltage if not present. These actuators have
huge torque thru helical screw jack which would
cause motor heating if stalled. Many come with
physical limit switches to stop over-travel. My
controller has end of movement electronic memory
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Both my 2m and 6m arrays use Von Wiese actuators
(with 900 lb. thrust) and share same
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GL with your efforts,
73, Ed - KL7UW
At 04:54 AM 1/25/2019, Paul Andrews via Moon-net wrote:
>My SPID RAS control box will stop sending DC
>power to the motors if movement (pulses) are not detected for 5 secondsÂ
>However, the program that drives the RAS control
>box does not get a message to stop trying to
>move the rotor.Â The tracking program continues
>to try and move the frozen rotor.
>This may have been why the Yaesu AZ/EL motor was
>damaged.Â Not one long burn but dozens of shorter burns.
>To Jan's point.Â a well written tracking
>program will report a rotor fault to the
>operator interface and terminate additional attempts to move the rotor.
>73 - Paul - W2HRO
>On Fri, Jan 25, 2019, 08:02 Jan Kappert via
>To my honest opinion, it should not be to
>difficult to add some lines in the software,
>which checks actal movement after a command to move.
>Like check after 5 sec the command is given.
>When there is no movement, it will abort the command.
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Thank you all for your comments and opinions!
Some friends say "it is ok 13x13", according to W1GHZ and its mesh calculation sheet, this is a very poor gain (15db).
I'll see data from VK3UM, but I think mesh x2 is the only possible alternative.
I hope 2019 to be on the moon with you.
73, Ric Cx2SC