Microwave References

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SOME USEFUL LINKS AND ADVICE FOR MICROWAVE WORK APRIL 2016

Peter VK3QI & Damian VK3KQ

Download this list as a PDF  >>>  Microwave References

Excellent reference for all things microwave – use the search function   http://www.microwaves101.com/

TRANSVERTERS FOR 2.4 and above

KUHNE   http://www.kuhne-electronic.de/en/home.html

DOWN EAST MICROWAVE   http://www.downeastmicrowave.com/Catalog.htm

MINIKITS     http://www.minikits.com.au

VK3XDK     http://www.vk3xdk.net46.net/

Geelong Group for 3.4Ghz units

AMPLIFIERS FOR 1.2 and above

KUHNE   http://www.kuhne-electronic.de/en/home.html

W6PQL   http://www.w6pql.com/

PYROJOSEPH (Ebay)   http://www.ebay.ca/sch/pyrojoseph/m.html     Spectrian 2.4Ghz amplifiers

OTHER EBAY sellers

DK6JL             http://www.hartwig-rf.de/

Spectrian Amps     http://www.kl7uw.com/1296-300PA.htm

VK3NX                     http://www.vk3nx.com/RFAmplifiers.html

Spectrian Amps     http://www.nr6ca.org/spectrian.html

SEQUENCERS

KUHNE     http://www.kuhne-electronic.de/en/home.html

MINIKITS   http://www.minikits.com.au

W6PQL       http://www.w6pql.com/

GRID PACKS for 1.2 and 2.4 Ghz

Ebay   – plenty of sellers on Ebay

RF Specialists   http://www.radiospecialists.com.au/

COAXIAL CABLE and CONNECTORS

Rojone   http://www.rojone.com.au/

http://www.eyou.com.au

Ebay sellers   – especially   rfbat

Hamfest sellers – especially Tim from Site Access   for those N and SMA hardline connecting cables – “you can’t have enough”

DISHES

Prime Focus   C band mesh   1.8 – 2.4 metres diameter and Offset up to 1.2 metres diameter –  second hand on Ebay

Melbourne Satellites   http://melbournesatellites.com.au/

Phoenix Group   http://www.phoenixtechnology.com.au/

Background Information   http://www.triax.co.uk/Products/Satellite%20Reception%20Products/Satellite%20Dishes.aspx

 

FEEDS

RF Hamdesign     excellent ring feeds   http://www.rfhamdesign.com/

Some homebrew designs     http://www.microwavers.org/files/10GHz/44_45_46_radcom_aug07.pdf

W1GHZ   Parabolic Antenna Theory   see chapters 4, 5 and 6

http://wireless.ictp.it/school_2003/docs/radio/microwaveantennabook/contents.htm

1.2/2.4 dual band feed         http://www.w1ghz.org/antbook/conf/G3LTF_DualBand_Feed.pdf

Patch feed     http://www.w1ghz.org/antbook/conf/W0LMD_patch_feed.pdf

Focal Length Issues   http://www.satsig.net/focal-length-parabolic-dish.htm

 

GPS LOCKING and 10MHz REFERENCES and 10 MHz DISTRIBUTIONS

Ebay suppliers    TRIMBLE THUNDERBOLT and Chinese equivalents

VK3HZ   http://www.vk3hz.net/XRef/XRef_Home.html

VK3XDK   http://www.vk3xdk.net46.net/

N5AC     http://www.n5ac.com/apolLOInstall.pdf

Down East Microwave   http://www.downeastmicrowave.com/product-p/10-4k.htm

SIMPLE HARMONIC GENERATORS FOR MICROWAVES

VK3XDK       http://www.vk3xdk.net46.net/web_documents/agile_pll_v2_rev2.pdf

VK4GHZ       http://www.vklogger.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=10151&p=20416&hilit=harmonics#p20416

SPECIFIC BANDS

10GHz   http://www.microwavers.org/files/10GHz/44_45_46_radcom_aug07.pdf

24GHz Propagation http://www.kwarc.org/10ghz/24g.html

Waveguide switches http://wa1mba.org/wr42sw.htm

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perating   http://www.km0t.com/pages/24ghz.htm

PROPAGATION & DISTANCES & GRID SQUARES & HORIZONS

Propagation http://www.dxinfocentre.com/tropo_aus.html

Propagation http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/charts/viewer/index.shtml

Grid Squares http://f6fvy.free.fr/qthLocator/fullScreen.php

Grid Squares   http://www.k7fry.com/grid/?qth=QF22DM15BA

Distances   http://www.ga.gov.au/bin/distancedraw?rec=227721

Horizon View http://www.heywhatsthat.com/

SOFTWARE

http://www.qsl.net/yo3dmu/index_Page346.htm

PST Rotator Control Software

FORUMS

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VK-Microwave/

http://www.vklogger.com/

http://www.vklogger.com/forum/

http://www.microwavers.org/

http://www.mmmonvhf.de