OPERA Reporting work-around's for 10GHz and QO100 down link #opera
As the reporting , was based on the PSK-Map format , which in turn was invented to report HF propagation , by way of PSK31 activity ..
As the number of bands in use increased, the limits of the reporting system where reached , when 23 cm 1296 MHz was added , since then , a number of work-a round's have been deployed .
Ibans on line data base , is linked directly to the out feed from the ros/opera server and provides spots listing for 2200 meters to 1.2 cm .: http://spots.microwavers.es/index.php
Stations monitoring 10 GHz , may add a full stop [ . ] in front of the station call, in the opera app , this shows on the opera app as for example .EB3FRN , the data base utilities the full-stop to list the spot as 10GHz , where as the opera/psk map spots shows 23 cm
Spot from 10 GHz beacon ED5YAE
20:20 1296893 ED5YAE de .EB3FRN Op05 -12 dB F:9% in Montbrio 1503,9 Hz
With the advent of the QO100 , geostationary satellite , Stations are spotting the 10Ghz down link ,. noting the up-link is 2.4 GHz , the 'full stop' is routing the spots to the 3 cm data base ,
The addition of [D] and [W] .to the monitoring station QTH , in the Opera app 'operator details field', denote's spots obtained via the WEB-SDR , provided by Am-sat , located at Goonhilly Cornwall , [W] , and those , taking the down link directly at 10 GHz, providing a local decode [D] . This was embodied to ensure the correct location data accompanied the 'local decode' spots , the % fade , indicating path disturbance ,
Sample spots , via , QO-100 satellite , via Web and, Direct off air .
19:34 1296600 PA1SDB de .PA1SDB Op05 0 mi -4 dB F:8% in [W] Appingedam 1679,7 Hz with 250mw + 95cm Dish QO100 dial 10489603.5
19:41 1296600 PA1SDB de SV8RV Op05 1264 mi -11 dB F:5% in [D] Zakynthos(Zante)isl.GREECE via OSCAR-100 100mw 1691,4 Hz with 1
The PSK-Map, shows all the above activity as 23 cm , as 23 cm is the highest selectable band for the psk-map and Opera app . its difficult to see a solution in the near future as the reporting structure has reached its limit ..