Hello to all,
I have finally got all my components hooked up to form a QO 100 station, my TX path is a Pluto into a 6 dB attenuator, CN0417 feeding a SG labs v3 20watt amplifier, 3 metres of low loss eco flex 150 cable feeding a home made POTTY antenna on a 80cm dish.
Using the test tune on SDR console, I can generate 16 Watts at the output of the rig. However, when connecting the cable and dish for a “live” test, I can only see my signal on SDR console showing about S4/S5, most of the other signals I see are S8/S9. Does this suggest something wrong with my POTTY? Any thoughts would be appreciated.