Perhaps it should be measured in dB relative to the beacon, with positive values not allowed?
That was an excellent dinner, and it was fantastic to be able to chat with people like Achim DH2VA in a more relaxed manner than was possible at the AMSAT-DL stand.
I have two observations though:
1. There were many seats booked but people didn't show up. Would it not make sense to charge a deposit (say €10) to encourage people to follow through with their commitment. Maybe refundable up to 24 hours before the dinner?
2. The prices on the dinner menu were much higher than shown in the standard menu. I think approximately 20% more. I know that restaurants have a service charge for big groups, but that does seem excessive.
I will be there for next year.
1. Yes, I will be on the HamRadio and will participate on the meeting.
2. Yes, if we have the opportunity to have a common dinner I will participate as well.
There was a QO-100 meeting at Rosmalen in NL a few months ago and over ten people turned up. Only problem we have on Saturday night is that the weather forecast isn't good, so we'll probably have to be indoors So we can't fill a nice open space.
It'll be great to see you again Achim, de HB9DRD.
I have a dual output Leo Bodnar GPSDO, which works well. Unfortunately it doesn't have the flexibility I had hoped for in terms of output frequencies. I currently having it running at 25 MHz (for my LNB) and 10 MHz (for later use).
I would love to be able to program other frequencies near to 25 MHz so that I can test the LNB outputting directly on 2m or 70cms, or nearby. So I'm thinking, what oscillators are available which can generate arbitrary frequencies in the 25 MHz area, and preferably accept a fixed frequency output from the GPSDO for stability?
I am looking for oscillator modules from eBay or similar rather than build it yourself. Any software programming, maybe via an external Arduino, needed is not a problem for me.
Can I have your thoughts and experiences?