Hello. I am a total newcomer to microwaves and QO100. I started experimenting with the RX part of the system before I try to transmit. At the moment I use a small dish (60 cm) behind a window. The beacon is about 12 dB over noise, so I am quite happy. I am waiting for a 110 com dish, and things will be much better.
The big question I have is that I notice quite some QSB on the beacon signal, with as much as 6dB range and a pattern not unlike what you could see on HF. I have clear line of sight to the satellite, the dish is indoor, and I really do not understand how that could happen.
Any wisdom from the experts?
Thanks in advance and 73.