VK3NX
Australian Amateur Radio Station
EME  PAGES
The links on this page are to pages involved with my "EME" activities.   
I am currently QRV on several bands from 432MHz through to 24
GHz.  My various station setup for each band is described in each
page.

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The "DISH"  @2
At the heart of my microwave EME operations is my 3.7m Joysat  dish.  This is a
mesh covered dish and the spacing of the mesh is no wider than 4mm.  As
such even on 10 GHz there theoretically should be little difference between it
and a solid dish.  In practice I seem to be down a little bit from the theoretical
gain on 10 GHz but have worked stations with as little as 10 W and a 2.4m dish.
The mounting hub can be used
as a "Polar" mount or as an
"Azimuth - Elevation" mount.  I
use the latter.

The dish and mounting hub have
a combined weight of
approximately 37 Kg.  This
doesn't pose too much of a
mechanical problem to support.

Heavy duty actuators provide the
steering mechanism
The "Block Diagram" overview of my Microwave EME station is available
HERE
Gippstech 2007 Presentation
(*.pdf)
Links to my EME Related pages
QRV on EME :  432 MHz - 24 GHz
A Comparison of some "HF"
Radios used as "tuneable IFs"
(*.doc)

A Practical Noise meter for Sun & Moon Noise
measurements
On 24 Ghz I use an Andrews 2.4m prime
focus dish.
The dish has very heavy reinforcing and has
proven to be very accurate on 24 GHz.