[amsat-bb] 2500 Watts on 10.14 GHz?

Bob Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Sep 14 15:52:44 PDT 2011

We just got a 2500 Watt phased array transmitter and antenna that can put
out up to 4 several hundred watt solid state beams at 10.14 GHz.

The prospects are tingling, but since it takes a full rack of equipment
within a few feet of it, one would have to have a top floor room.  And then
, it only covers about 120 degrees.

Best I can think of is FMTV and beam it from the ground to illuminate the
top of the nearby 600 foot antenna tower and then let that SPLASH in all
directions for county wide X band Ham TV.  

But it is completely wasting the instantaneous steerable beams.

Oh, we got it junk.  No one knows how they steered the beams and there is no
But no one in this area has anything on X band.

I'm not offering it to anyone, it is Government equipment, just trying to
come up with ideas other than a perfect example of a RADHAZ sterilizer.  The
antenna is 2' square


Bob, Wb4APR

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