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Friday, June 26, 2009

VK5DGR's QRSS Rig

David, VK5DGR, built this very fine QRSS rig, and is currently shaking up the grabbers with 20 mW.

I really like his way of putting that power level in perspective:

"Look around your room and find a glowing LED. Well a typical red LED has 2V and 10mA flowing through it, or about 20mW. It can barely make it a few metres to be detected by your eyes. Imagine detecting it at a range of 1200km! That’s what I find remarkable about QRSS - tiny power levels that go a very long way."

For more info, go to David's "Beer, Coffee and a little DSP" blog:
http://www.rowetel.com/blog/?p=118

1 comment:

  1. Also David showed me some interesting issues with the frequency counter attached. Who'd have thought that it would load it up so much as to pull the power output down by half? =)

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