I have a problem here ... I've been trying to connect to the QO-100 for 4 weeks!!!!
I tested with 1 to 20 watts (Kuhne UP2424B) and a 90cm satellite dish (CAS90 - Kathrein).
I can only get over the QO-100 with a very very weak signal! Not even max 0.5-1db above the noise only with 20watts on the webSDR:eshail.batc.org.uk . You can only see the signal with a dish larger than 120cm!
I got the same result with a DuoBand-Feed 2.4 / 2 x 10 GHz from BaMaTech and a Helix antenna with 5 turns.
I also tested the upconverter UP2424B directly on the feed with a 1 meter cable! Always the same result!
I have a clear view to the satellite! I receive the CW-beacons here with S9 + 4 dB!
Are there any active stations with the same equipment here in the north or further north of me in SM, OH, LA, UA? Who has similar observations or problems here in my direction?
My Locator is JP94UX !
I have checked the transceiver, cables and antennas and had the UP converter checked by Kuhne electronic in Germany.
At the moment I'm at a loss! I do not know how to continue... !?!?!
I hope the problem is not the illumination in the TX-uplink here at my location!
The picture of my station in the appendix...
Note! You can answer/contact me here in English or directly via email in German! Thank you in advance!