Now for something completely different – 13cm/3cm Satellite!
A21EME announced that they would be on QO-100 and so on a wet Sunday
afternoon in October 2019, having already worked them on 2m and 6m, I
decided to have a go at a junk-box QO-100 setup in the workshop: SG labs
13cm transverter, wi-fi 5w PA, 31el long yagi on TX. 80cm sat dish,
unmodified LNB and RTL dongle on RX. Result - A21EME in the log.
I’m a Life Member of AMSAT NA but have not been active since the
early 1980s (as H44PT on AO-10) so this is really fun.
I had / have plans to build a proper system but I'm having so much
fun actually using the satellite that construction projects will have to