Lucky to have a working Purple Stealth amp for the band too and a duplexer that should help the front end.
Next question is a suitable gain antenna. Bi-quad perhaps? Flat-plate from yagi.pl? Gareth
Ive just changed from a 20db panel to a 91 element loop yagi on 3.4ghz.
Big difference and now hear 6 uk beacons from up here in IO94EQ
Used the JVL calculator. The antenna required no tune when checked on a MiniVNA 2
Here's my setup / loop yagi dimensions
On the band viewers you get the grid and the trace appear but also loads of code running through it and i could not get a c920 camera to work with it, so i decided to try loading it again but this time i plugged all the usb hardware in while running the download (not sure if thats needed) and when it finished everything works so much better cameras all fine and now that my minitione is fixed it loaded the beacon from QO100 perfectly ive checked out the transmit side of the lime mini to my marconi 2955 at several frequencies it seems to produce about 36mw at 145 mhz.
I did notice the software version had changed from the previous version i downloaded perhaps these bugs were already solved.
I have a question about firmware for the lime mini at the moment im only building this to work through the satellite at 2.4ghz and 10ghz direct i will add other things later do i need to use the std 1.30 fw in the lime or upgrade it to the dvb fw to be able to transmit video.
The quality of the SD Card does not matter - the exact timing specification does. That is why we recommend the red and grey SANDisk Ultra UHS1 cards. I've seen problems with both Kingston and Samsung cards - the Raspberry Pi is very fussy and does not like those.
For QO-100 I recommend the 1.30 firmware for the Lime Mini. You only need the DVB firmware for high SRs (4000 kS).
Many people have used the WiFi, but it is not something that I recommend or test. Particularly when transmitting to QO-100.
I did use the card you recommend perhaps there was a glitch on the download, at least its all working now.
With regards to wifi just wanted to be able to update from the shack but i will have to just use the link indoors.
Using WiFi is the least reliable way to perform Portsdown (or Ryde) updates and, in my view, asking for trouble.
I would strongly suggest running a semi-permanent Cat 5 cable from the house to the shack; the effort will pay off in the long run.
Not possible at the moment as im building a side extension but eventually i will do just that.
1.2 m dish is above the garage at the moment so i can adjust it and see in the shack but thats moving later as well.
Not bad for £15 new.