Looking for potential projects while being stuck at home, I started investigating if there is a way to get QRV on QO100 from my home QTH, since antenna options are quite limited here. However, I do not want to start with larger investmsnts only to find out that it doesn't work.
As a first step, I tried to point towards QO100 with a compass. I figured out that from my balcony, I should just about "see" it between the edge of the building and the roof of a neighouring house.
Next week, I'l probably get a hold of a 72 cm dish as a start. In my cellar, I found 2 old LNBs which most probably have a DRO. I also have a RTL-SDR.
The next step would be to check if I can receive any signals from QO100 preferrably with what I got at home, and start investing into more equipment once the Proof of Concept is done.
Is this possible with a DRO LNB at all? I don't expect to be able to monitor QSOs with that setup, but at least see something that confirms that I don't waste my time and money when I get a proper LNB and other stuff to set up a proper RX path as a next step. Any hints on how to do this test and what kind of RX signal I could see or hear with my RTL-SDR?
73 Jens, HB9EKO/DL9SBM