2013 EME and Tropo System Upgrade

VHF/UHF/SHF Tropo System Upgrade

I’m currently only QRV on 144MHz and 1296MHz tropo. Changes this year;

Tropo System;

  • Replaced coax from chack to tower for both bands, now using 7/8″ with 7/16 connectors
  • Ecoflex 15 in tower for both bands
  • LNA at feedpoint for both bands
    • MGF1302 for 144MHz
    • DB6NT for 1296MHz
  • Second hand TS-2000X as tropo station
  • Cable canals replaced
  • Cable Junction Box at tower
  • Cleaning up old experimental ”Quick and dirty” installations

EME System;

  • Changed 16m coax from 1/2″ to 7/8″
  • Changed the US-Digital T6 Inclinometer for elevation control  to an Incremental Optic Encoder which will give me 0.2 degreeds of  resolution. Not particularily good resolution but stable
  • Cable canals replaced
  • Cable Junction Box at dish
  • Cleaning up old experimental ”Quick and dirty” installations

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Old cable canals installation made by proffesionals (expensive!), useless.

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New installation. Two big canals replaced with six smaller.

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 Three canals per tower.

 

 

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