Got setup on site ~11am.
First try was with Shaun G8VPG/P on 5.6GHz... this went ok, P2/P3 signals exchanged (on peaks) in between the noise so that was great to see again on this long path
Next we went to try 2m but unfortunately i had issue with my laptop not booting up so all digital tests for the day were off after this point!
Most of the day i was watching GB3UD on 23cm which was a cracking signal wherever i was beaming!!
Had an easy contact with Albert G4DHO via UD, the first time we have worked on i think.
Exchanged nice signals with Bob G7AVU on 23cm but fast qsb observed, we did try 5.6GHz but that was a no go.
Quite a few on .750 talkback but not strong enough for tv unfortunately.
Packed up by 4:30, very cold on the hill top 3c, it is November i suppose!
When i got home Terry G1LPS was reporting conditions had improved, i had a look but not much to be heard seen at my low level.
Later i was hearing ON0TB and DB0JK beacons on 23cm... looking on the sdr i could see a weak tv signal on 1280MHz beaming the same direction.
TVSharp was started and i did manage to see a video loop and testcard repeatedly (like a repeater maybe?) but unfortunately not enough to identify the signal. The text at one point appeared to be a german callsign but i'm not sure, i have some video but it's not great.
Anyone know if there are any other analogue repeaters which output on 1280MHz in PA/ON/DL? note it was not PI6JOU.
Video/testcard seen is here: https://twitter.com/M0DTS/status/1064470771031056385
Managed to receive weak signals from M0MLJ and G7JFI (only running 6w!) at home, quite an achievement
Conditions still up here this morning but only on 2m, nothing seen on 23cm.
73 to all and thanks for the activity.
Note - never change anything on your laptop prior to going portable! I had installed a second hdd with linux on it the day before which somehow corrupted the windows drive and did not allow it to boot correctly.
Initial test using this linux install which is equipped for detecting pulsars was quite promising using my 3m dish and sdr receiver, another interesting journey to divert my attention!
I failed to get a signal back to Shaun due to operator error this end. ( To embarising to admit what I did wrong )
By the time I had dicovered the problem Shaun had packed his gear in the car.
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PI6JOU 23CM 523KM,FMATV
GB3VL 23CM 175KM, DATV
GB3LX 10GHZ 175KM FMATV
PI6ZDM 10GHZ 494KM FMATV
G7AVU 23CM 151KM FMATV
G7JFI 23CM 175KM FMATV
Rob see this link might help you identify the one that got away http://www.atv-relais.de/tabelle.php
It seems that everyone had technical problems this weekend, often self-inflicted, and so I will confess my stupid mistake! Having completely rebuilt my VHF upconverter since last month and got it working really well on the bench, I connected Minitioune with the LNB volts turned on. Of course, this has destroyed the mixer and I have just submitted an order to Mini-Circuits which also includes an SMA DC block!