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Re: Experience with K3TZ patch -> updated webpage

Hi Fred and all the others!
Thank you all for your comments and replies. Domenico, I8CVS and Fred,
W0FMS stated, that a clear comparison between the G3RUH and the K3TZ
design is only possible if you mount them both in a 2 ft. dish for similar
boundary conditions.. and you are absolutely right. For two reasons, I
started nevertheless with the RHCP non-dish version of the patch:

1. I witnessed a bare patch reception at the workshop in Marburg last
November and wanted to make the experience myself.. sat RX with an antenna
no bigger than a small plate. You really don't believe it unless you try
it yourself!

2. As I said, from idea to patch,there were less than 24 hours.. in fact,
as soon as I soldered the patch onto the BNC pin I ran outside for the
reception tests.. as you seen on the side view photo, I didn't even had
time to glue in those 3mm spacers under the patch. As I knew I would run
short of time, I decided to build a RHCP patch and save the time for
constructing a patch mount.. although this will take me another hour only.

Thank you again for your feedback. The patch mount is next on my list, you
can be assured..hi!

73s Achim, DH2VA

On Mon, 18 Feb 2002, Frederick M. Spinner wrote:

> If you mount this to a feed of a dish, let us know the results.  I'm 
> interested in "how much better" a G3RUH patch is than the K3TZ "cropped 
> corner" type.  The bare patch to G3RUH/dish comparison is unfortunately like 
> an apples to oranges comparison.
> Fred W0FMS
> >From: Achim Vollhardt <avollhar@physik.unizh.ch>
> >To: AMSAT Bulletin Board <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> >Subject: [amsat-bb] Experience with K3TZ patch -> updated webpage
> >Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 17:11:10 +0100
> >
> >Hi all,
> >last weekend I built the K3TZ patch and made some tests with it
> >receiving AO-40.. This patch looks really good!! I compared the plain
> >patch with a G3RUH patch in a 2ft dish and lost only signal from S9+ to
> >S5 (with noise floor being S1). Telemetry copy was solid, SSB contacts
> >were close to being copyable... with the patch only!!
> >
> >See my updated webpage for some photos (all the way down on the page):
> >
> >http://gulp.physik.unizh.ch/ao40
> >
> >
> >Try it out yourself, easy to build and great performance.
> >Many thanks to Tim, K3TZ for this design!
> >
> >73s Achim, DH2VA
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