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Cluster Activity

Spots per uW band today:
UK spotter or spotted only.

Solar data:
SFI
74
A-Index
13
K-Index
2
Exp.K
2
Sunspots
22
Activity
qui
GMF
qui
Aurora?
no

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Date:21/09/17 Time:15:09
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Wind Speed:15mph
Wind Dir:180deg
Pressure:1010.08mB
Humidity:118%
Dew Point:19.6C
UKHASnet
Pulsed Radar Tests

I have been doing some radar tests on 3cm for a bit of fun, always wanted to do it but never got around to it!

Initial tests were with Pulsed operation which gave some reasonable results, main problem being de-sense from Tx noise getting into the Rx via the circulator i think.
Tests were with 1uS pulses of ~4W RF into 60cm dish, generates a fairly wide bandwidth signal as you can imagine!
A waveguide filter was fitted between the Transverter and Amplifier to clean this up a bit.

Rx was a PLL LNB after a PIN attenuator connected to a circulator.

Pulsed Block Diagram




A plot made with python script is here showing reflections at ~8-12km:

Radar Plot example



A basic version of the script produces this, script below:
Radar reflections example




radar_plot_echo.py













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