2ghz Link

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2ghz Link

Post by OldskoolPirate » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:23 am

With the 10ghz satcans getting rare now days, there still seems to be a lot of tuners around the 2ghz freq. could these be used to link with a 2ghz horn and link box ?

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Re: 2ghz Link

Post by Maximus » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:57 am

There have been people trying this in the past. Not sure how well it works.








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Re: 2ghz Link

Post by OldskoolPirate » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:22 am

Depends on how much and how easily the receiver end can be made though. You don’t wanna be chucking a £100 receiver up the rig site lol.

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Re: 2ghz Link

Post by Albert H » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:36 am

We has great success with 5GHz wi-fi gear. We used a crude PCM coding / decoding method (in hardware) and the RF side of so 5GHz "high power" wi-fi gear. We used the "Pringles can" antenna at each end (actually using plastic drainpipe with metal foil stuck to it) and got a reasonably solid link over about 2 km. It was really fiddly to set up, and when there was rain or mist about, it wouldn't make the trip! It was more of a "proof of concept" rather than an actually useful set up.

The best links I ever used were up in the UHF TV bands, using TV aerials at each end. RF techniques at UHF are less forgiving than at Band I or II, but with careful layout and the right components, Band IV or V gear isn't too difficult. Also remember - a TV aerial never really looks out of place!
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