There are a keen number of amateur radio enthusiasts that operate on the 23cm band (1296MHz). This high up on the spectrum, radios that transmit on this band are not easy to come by and often people by a transverter to operate here.
The 23cm group mainly hold QSO sessions on Sunday mornings, with the occasional construction session. If you have a low cost RTL-SDR you can listen out for people operating on the 23cm band.
23cm QSO Party
|When:||Approx 10am every Sunday|
|Frequency:||1296.1MHz FM, followed by USB operation later|
|Where||Hobart and Surrounds|
Contact: Please Contact Us for further information
Last weekend numbers were down to 5 with VK7’s OO, ZMS, MO, JG and Ken VK7KRJ who is new to the group. Ken is operating with a handicap of 30 feet of thin coax and numerous adapters and while he had a good signal to VK7MO was only just detectable by VK7OO and VK7ZMS.
Ken expects to receive some adapters from ebay which will allow him to mount his transverter at the antenna and save around 10 dB which should make a big difference.
We continue straight after today’s broadcast on 1296.1, initially on FM.
(73, Rex, VK7MO)