Bouncing radio signals off the Moon? Yeah, but on 10 GHz?

Discussion in 'Satellite and Space Communications' started by VK7HH, Sep 28, 2019.

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  1. SM0AOM

    SM0AOM Ham Member QRZ Page

    After looking more closely at the video, the power density in the near-field has to be revised.

    An 1 m dish has a surface area of about 0.75 m^2, so the maximum power density in front of the antenna is around 300 W/m^2. This is above the allowed limits for occupational exposure.

    The "hypothetical chicken" would cook in a somewhat shorter time in the near-field.

    Eye damage from concentrated microwave radiation is real, but it takes power densities
    orders of magnitude above what can be achieved in front of a realistically sized
    aperture antenna.

    The documented cases have been related to looking into waveguide feeds, and to the infamous incidents related to deep-heat treatment of sinusitis by microwave heating that was - briefly - tried in the 60s.

  2. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    OK, I'll put a sign on it

    Do not look into waveguide with remaining eye
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  3. WA9SVD

    WA9SVD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Either way, in a vacuum, the chicken is a dead duck.:oops::rolleyes:
  4. K8ERV

    K8ERV QRZ Member QRZ Page

    Dr. Carpenter claimed to cause cataracts in monkeys with microwave energy but in his initial report failed
    to mention that the level was so high it killed the animal.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
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  5. WA7F

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    If slow cooking, I prefer to smoke a brined chicken over pecan and apple wood.
  6. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    nothing beats fresh armadillo or possum road kill, on the radiator of a '54 Chevy for 60-70 miles.
  7. K8ERV

    K8ERV QRZ Member QRZ Page

    Am I invited?

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
  8. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    If 10 Ghz bounced off of the moon, It bounced off of the American Flag pole.
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  9. VK7HH

    VK7HH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Or the remnants of a couple of Apollo landers...
  10. AI3V

    AI3V Ham Member QRZ Page

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