PI4TUE 10 GHz QRP

There was no microwave contest organized in the Netherlands in June 2004, a good reason to set up 2 microwave stations at the top floor of the university while PA4T was running the UKSMG contest in our shack one floor below. The first station was the 10GHz 180mW 60cm dish station of PA3GFE, the station we started with on 10GHz in 2000 and still doing well! The second station was the 5.6 and 10 GHz 16W 85cm dish station of PG5D, using the call PG5D. Also a simple 23cm station was build up with indoor antenna, the outdoor antenna rotators were in use by the 50 MHz contest operators.

All stations were situated indoor! On the picture PA3GFE operates on 6cm.

The results were very good for the 180mW station:

 
180 mW Tropo   
DF7JS JO31JM 
  93
km
DJ4AM/p JO31GL
  75
DJ6TA JO30MS
133
DK2MN JO32PC
146
DK3FF JO30MT
131
DL0RTA JO40BP
206
DL0VR JO31LG
106
DL3IAS JN49EJ
307
DL3YEE JO42GT
260
DL4BBU/p  JO31LP
106
DL8EBK/p JO31GL
75
 
16 W    
DJ4AM/p JO31GL
  75
km
DJ6TA JO30MS
133
DK2MN JO32PC
146
DL0GTH JO50JP 
384
DL0RTA JO40BP
206
DL0VR JO31LG
106
DL3YEE JO42GT
260
DL4BBU/p  JO31LP
106
DL8EBK/p JO31GL
  75
G4GRK IO91DP 496
In 2000 we only had 180 mW and a rainy May contest.  We worked with this 180 mW and a 60cm offset dish on 10 GHz
 
 
OK1KRQ/P  548  km
DK0FLT 390
DF6NA 368
DL6NAQ/P 338
DF0ILM 406
DL1ATI/P 406
DL0GTH 384
DL0UL/P 438
DH6FAE/P 289
OK1VAM/P  539
DC6NY 459
OK1JKT 555
DM2AFN 587
DJ6BU/P 333
OK1KIR/P 558
F6DWG/P 332
F1PYR/P 352
F6DKW 377
DL3NQ 311
DF6IY 355
DK0ALK 398
DL6NCI/P 473
Since that contest in July we worked many times stations via Rain Scatter on 6 and 3 cm, but mosts station could be worked also via tropo. In the contest of May 2004 there were heavy thunderstorms again over Germany, giving us again real DX.