Getting back on to topic it was great to see SLAMS next big project which is to be QRV on 24 GHz! Herbert - AF4JF and Harry - WA0CNS are really making progress and they are anxious to generously share their knowledge with the rest of us by paving the way and showing us which pit falls to avoid! These gents are true experimenters and I deeply appreciate their expertise! Herbert and Harry have the 24 GHz beacon almost QRV with 250 mW out to a Alford Slot Antenna! The beacon's IF and keyer need to be installed and then a suitable site to install it needs to be found. Herbert and Harry plan to experiment with a few potential sites to see which one is most favorable for omni propagation.
It looks like a few of us are going with the DMC units. I am expecting mine to arrive from Poland any day now. I have an Elcom synthesizer that Herbert will program for me. I also have a PyroJoe 24 GHz filter. I have a dish for my unit and I am thinking about using a cassegrain prime focus feed.
Thank you SLAMS for placing that proverbial fire under my tush to assist me with getting my rear in gear!
Herbert's 24 GHz Alford Slot omnidirectional antenna for the beacon.
DMC Kompakt unit for 24 GHz
Modifications made to the DMC unit.
Harry- WA0CNS does fine work!