[Moon-Net] 10GHz EME beginners question

Marc Lalonde mlalonde at alphatronique.com
Fri Apr 23 14:25:51 CEST 2021

Hi for fix operation  SunSDR2 pro make a good IF  i have 2 here

144 output is ~6W  so good for drive LDMOS
input for  External 10mhz REF
ADC / DAC in/out for low level transverter
Virtual Audio Cable ensure  100% fidelity of signal from radio to WSJT-X

Best regard
Marc L. VE2PN

On 23/04/2021 5:44 AM, David Hilton-Jones via Moon-net wrote:
> I appreciate that this is a rather silly question, as there are numerous
> possible answers. However, I'm sure I'll learn something from it!
> I'm starting out on 10GHz EME. Planning on using a Kuhne G5 transverter.
> There are actually two, related, questions:
> 1) Which IF to use
> 2) "Best" IF rig.
> I'd mentioned before using my TS2000 as a 432MHz IF, but several people
> pointed out the potential transmit "spike" problem, and indeed Kuhne advise
> against the TS200. The TS2000 interfaces very well with WSJT-X, and I use it
> at 144MHz for my 1296 transverter.
> I could uses an IC7300, but there is no easy way of locking to a frequency
> reference.
> I also have an IC746, which is excellent for 144 EME.
> On balance, I'm thinking of perhaps getting a separate rig just for 10GHz IF
> use. It must be one that interfaces well with WSJT-X (for Doppler
> correction, etc.)
> Any thoughts greatly appreciated.
> 73
> David, G4YTL
> PS Supplementary question! Just in case a G4 transverter appeared on the
> second-hand market, any great difference between it and the current G5?
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