Tag: 23cm

May 11 2017

Preparing 23cm station

I’m preparing my 23cm station. Last weekend I’ve made some QSO’s during the May contest but with a very limited set-up. Time to have some more punch. Onboartd is a Gemini SSPA¬†easily capable of delivering 180 Watts. More than enough for the 120 Watt limit here in the Netherlands for bands above 1 GHz. Also …

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May 08 2017

Antenna maintenance and QRV on 50/70 MHz

Last weekend I’ve performed some antenne maintenance. The LNA’s for 144 and 432 MHz are in place. I also mounted a small 15-elements antenna for 1296 MHz (23cm). During¬†the contest last weekend I was able to make a QSO with Belgium, Germany and England with only 10 Watts of power and no LNA. I even …

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Sep 03 2013

Let’s go SHF

Marcus, the owner of Hamshop.nl, offered a used Icom UX-9100 module for 23cm which I bought yesterday and arrived today. Now my Icom IC-9100 has all the (internal) options available. Let’s go SHF.