Intresting note about GPS antenna, so the Bodnar could be classed as an upgraded antenna
I've just ordered a Leo Bodnar GPS Antenna. I'll report back on whether it provides a faster lock with more visible satellites than the stock GPS Antenna.
I had the same answer from DX Patrol about the OCXO warming up, but it still takes ages to go from 0 to 6 satellites locked.
I'm really pleased with the GS apart from this... My signal is clear and I've had good audio reports with my IC-705.
WebSDR recordings sound good too.
Antonio at DX-Patrol says that the TX and RX should be in sync.
I'll try mine tonight hopefully.
Have you provided this feedback to DX-Patrol?
I used to use a Pluto. They’re very good, but I wanted to simplify my setup for portable use.
My IC-705 has a spectrum display so I can see what’s happening on the band, and the GroundStation with OCXO and GPS Lock for both transverter and LNB, “should” make sure I’m RX and TX on exactly the same frequency.
I’ll use WebSDR to make sure everything is golden, too.
Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but just thought I'd chip in to say I've just purchased one of G3RUH's S-Band dishes with his matching patch feed.
I'm just waiting for some other components to arrive, but will hopefully be on the air with it in the coming days