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Yes, the power levels are quite unexpected , at the moment , 100 mW to 95 cm dish is producing - 5 db s/n/ , with 25 % signal loss , we don't know , if the 'spread/loss is from the 2.4 , 10 or both links ..thats well inside the ros-16 s/n
23:56 1296600 PA1SDB de SV8RV Op05 1264 mi -5 dB F:25% in [D] Zakynthos(Zante)isl.GREECE via OSCAR-100 100mw 1507,8 Hz with 2
Ea5dom , reached this level with 20w or so, watts to a co linear , 360 deg radiation pattern ! may be 5 watts , would be enough , basically if opera op05 decodes , the link will support ros-4
SV8RV Has added Opera op05 live off air decodes , to his list of monitored channels , so, if you want to check you Ae alignment etc , the up link carrier frequency needed is 2.400106 GHz , use the 1296 setting on the opera app , and either cw key or audio drive [ fixed at 1500 Hz ] , but make sure the on-air carrier frequency is correct, the Opera decoder is quite wide [ +/- 200 Hz on 1500 mid band] , the system will spot you , or you can monitor locally off air . or the web-sdr , QRG 10.489603.500 GHz USB
It would be useful to compare , single tone s/n from your tx to ssb , to get a measure as to power needed for voice
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