Episode 075 - Paul Wade - W1GHZ
What is a DX contact on 10 Ghz? Paul Wade, W1GHZ, tells his ham radio story, about his operations in the amateur radio frequencies above 1 Ghz, and how these contacts are made. Paul is a regular contributor on amateur radio microwave subjects to both QST and QEX magazines. He joins Eric, 4Z1UG, in this week’s QSO Today.
First License: 1962, WV2ZZF, Novice
ARRL Hudson Division Convention, 1962
Education: Newark College of Engineering - NJIT
Early Work Places:
Downeastmicrowave.com - source for many of Paul's designed equipment.
1296 Mhz is the most active microwave band
Loop Yagi microwave antennas
Paul Wade, W1GHZ Home Page
Tom, WA1MBA Microwave Home Page
St. Louis Area Microwave Society
North East Weak Signal Group
Southeastern VHF Society
San Bernardino Microwave Society
W1AIM, 10 Ghz,
Maker spaces - also sometimes called hackerspaces--can be any area where people gather to make and create. These places often include tools and equipment to work in wood, metal, plastic, electronics, and robotics.
Directory of Maker Spaces
Big Ear Radio Telescope - Ohio State Radio Observatory. Made the first radio map of the Universe.
Current Rig: Yaesu FT817 used with upconverters and downconverters to transcieve on the bands above 1 GHZ.
Fun Cube Dongle for SDR
AT&T Earth Stations for Sale
Owens Valley Radio Observatory
PI9CAM Holland Dish Antenna
Stanford University Dish Antenna
Arecibo Dish Radio Observatory
Joe Taylor, K1JT - see full biography. Author of weak signal software and modes such as JT65 and JT4.
Weak signal digital modes:
JT-4 for 10 GHz.
Faraday Rotation - also called Faraday Effect.
Microwave Radio Beacons - beacon transmitters used to test signal paths.
10 Ghz Down Converter using modified satellite LNBs
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Gonset Communicator VHF Rig
Yaesu FT-817 HF, VHF, UHF Transceiver
W1GHZ 10 Ghz Down-converter