[Moon-net] 2.40m dish

Julie & Stephen stephen_hayman at xtra.co.nz
Fri Sep 26 08:39:52 CEST 2008

Could we have reply posting to Moon –Net about this interesting posting please! Rather than direct replies which appears to be the norm. Many of us are perplexed as to the minimum requirements and to promugalate dissemination about this thread will aspire more of the many who are interested to be active 23Cm EME. Thank you ~ Steve ZL1TPH  
--- On Fri, 26/9/08, Oene <pa3cwn at tele2.nl> wrote:
From: Oene <pa3cwn at tele2.nl>Subject: [Moon-net] 2.40m dishTo: "Moon" <moon at moonbounce.info>, "Moonnet" <moon-net at list-serv.davidv.net>Received: Friday, 26 September, 2008, 6:05 PM
Hello All,
I want to join Phil FR5DN in his question about the needsto become active on 23 cm EME.In my case I have totally NO experience with 23 cm andit's behaviour, besides working a couple of hours in acontest once as guest operator.I  am more and more thinking about 23cm lately, as it seemsTHE band where a lot of activity is , according to thelatest contest results.
What is i.e. minimal needed for CW EME on a regular base?I mean to work the average stations active on 23 cm.Is a 2.40 m dish and 150 W enough to do the job or isthat too marginal ?
And what about qrm on 23 cm ?   I can imagine thatwith a larger dish the band is much more cleaner as witha short yagi. But is qrm from the neighbourhood as muchas actual as on 144 Mhz ? In my case the qrm I pickup on 144 Mhz is very muchand vice versa; On a regular base have the neighbourhoodat my doorstep complaining about TVI, LFI etc.All the nowadays equipment with oscillators generatea lot of harmonics etc.  presented as big qrm especiallyat the start of the 144 Mhz band, but is this alsothe case on 23 cm ? Or are those signals already sooweakened compared with 144 Mhz that it is almostno issue ?
I have no equipment and have to start from zero on thisband, so think there is also a lot to learn: what is thebest solution a combi rig or transverter and hf trx ?
Maybe there is a good starters guide for 23 cm , becausethe answer from Guenter DL4MAE gave new question-marks at my side with his f/D answer and showed me thatI have to study a lot before making these step.I have the time so do not have to be qrv next week andeven like to build things myself, though this very high frequenciesrequire other skills and equipment as I am used to !
You see already many questions and it is just the beginning !
Please respond to this topic  in general to the mailing listrather than to me private, so others can benefit too from this.Shared knowledge is fun !
Thanks in advance and for all a very good weekend
73 OenePA3CWN

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