I have been playing with a new Triquint ULNA device (TQP3M9036). It
Shows a lot of promise. It is like a MAR or MSA device in that it is
50ohm in and out. and has a claimed NF about .4db nf ( their numbers).
I have built several pramps to test them and have gotten even better
than they claim and they cover 50-1296 with ease and NF is .4ish or
below. The S11 and S22 are both great and the OIP3 is +35db also
...very nice device. It has great promise as a good terrestrial LNA.
Preamps are foolproof to build and would cost under $50 if all the best
quality parts are used.
Just for information only ...
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I’m ready on 6cm with the same dish I’m using on 3cm.
Despite the strong local 5 GHz WiFi noise, had a nice 579/569 first QSO with this setup today with HB9Q, thank you Dan !
Setup is a 3.7m dish and 60W at CP feeder.
I can be QRV on 6cm or 3cm most of the days, skeds and tests are very welcome, as usual.
qrv 70cm, 33cm, 23cm, 13cm, 9cm, 6cm and 3cm.
For 10Ghz only one preamp is available and we will close further production after delivering more then 100 pcs.
We expect a crowed band in the coming time,hi.
We are currently preparingthe first batch of a super LNA for 24Ghz with NF: 1.1dB
Furthemore we would like feedback for the design and production of an 24Ghz SSPA.
Design goal is: 10Watt rf out, Vdc: 15Vd and WG connections.We will design against a reasonable price but need your feedback.
Thanks in advance,
I invite you to send your log will be appreciated, also with only one
qso, end-time Monday June 18th.All format areaccepted, better if xls.
Best 73'sde EnricoI5WBE
A.R.I. - EME Manager Coordinator
I am almost done with firmware for MABMPU simple controller. This is a potential replacement for DRO levels that can be expanded in the future to work with various popular EME trackers like RazTrak, DrzTrack, OE5JFL, F1EHN.
In order to use this setup, one MABMPU encoder board takes on role of the controller and reads the US Digital SEI bus encoders and displays the results on the LCD. This simple controller works with US Digital A2 and A2T encoders or MABMPU encoder board (using MAB25, MAB28, ETS25 or MPU9150 inclinometer).
Power (+12VDC) is provided to the encoders over the 6-wire CAT-3 cable from the MABMPU simple controller. In theory, the US Digital SEI bus can drive cables over 100m.
For those that already have a EME tracker which utilizes US Digital encoders, I have a version of the MABMPU LCD firmware that monitors the SEI encoder bus for encoder read position commands and simply displays the positions on the LCD display. In this configuration, the power to the MABMPU monitor is obtained from the SEI 6-wire bus.
check out http://www.darkside.cz/eme.php
By the way I'll not take a part this time because of
IARU R1 UHF/SHF Contest. I'll be running
this UHF Contest with my club OK2A on 70/23/9/3cm.
I am looking for ideas.
I am using the US Digital encoder for my azimuth readout. I am using a prop pitch motor for my azimuth drive. This will not allow me to drive the encoder directly from the main mast, so I mounted a section of mast on ball bearings and drive it with a 3" wide piece of rubber cut from a large sheet used as a belt.. I have a limited window due to trees, so I only need to rotate about 190 degrees. In that 190 degrees I can get an error as much as 15 degrees. I have tried everything that I can think of to remedy this error without success. The slave mast turns very easily on the ball bearings so there is very little drag on the belt. I have checked all pieces for runout with a dial indicator and all the pieces are running true.
I have tried everything that I can think of except the belt. I am looking for some way to drive the slave mast from the main mast that I can install and remove without sliding it over the end of the mast. I would like something that can be installed and removed easily.
I would appreciate any ideas.
I can email pictures if you wish.