DMR Interference on 435.350

Discussion in 'Satellite and Space Communications' started by K6LCS, Aug 27, 2018.

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  1. W5PFG

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    I suppose one of the PhD candidates on staff could be pulled away from other duties in the SOC or next generation labs. :D
  2. K3RLD

    K3RLD Ham Member QRZ Page

    I scheduled a bunch of the XW-2F passes for satnogs observations over the next 48 hours (actually, I scheduled ALL of them - worldwide, by accident. Had to manually delete over a hundred observations in non-north american locations - now I know... but I digress).

    Should be interesting to see if you can even see the DMR on the passband, at least.
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  3. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    The UK uses the listed frequencies.

    I say track the signal. You can be found.

    Do not report fake news.
  4. W5PFG

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    They're coming to take me away. HA HA

    The precision tracking we use in the guidance computer can point point a tripod battlestation within 1 meter. :eek:
  5. W5SAT

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    War Games and Dr. Demento references in the same topic..... Hmmm....

    Other thing that make me say "hmmm" is how does a DMR hotspot with an antenna the size of my..... Umm... finger get into a LEO satellite?

    Seems like something with a little more oomph would be needed.

    The XW-2f spectrum monitoring is a good idea.
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  6. W5PFG

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    I've worked many a satellite reliably with under 10mw. Some of us have gotten into satellites using a whip indoors! (Don't try this at home, kids.)

    The MMDVM hotspot I use at home has a surface mounted ceramic resonator for an antenna and I can use it around a mile from the house. It's supposedly 10mw but I've never tested it.
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  7. KO4MA

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    It's usually the radio on the other end of the link, or a hotspot tied to a bigger transceiver that is the QRM source.
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  8. W5SAT

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    Ok. Sure that makes sense. Thanks. Forgot about the other half of the equation.
  9. W8LPN

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    Another issue is a lot of these hotspots are coming with the frequencies set as default in the 437-400 range. My dv4mini was set up on 438 when i got it. When I first started with DMR I went to a presentation at a local club (not one I am in) and they had like 4 or 5 hotspots set up showing. Anyway they were all set up in the 438 range. When I asked about satelite interference I was told, Don't worry they only put out 10mw. Well now here we are.
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  10. KS1G

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    Back in the early 90s when AO-27 was brand new, we monitored a QSO between two hams in upstate NY using HTs who didn't realize they were in the satellite-only subband, and there was a guy in Canada who regularly got in using less than 5W (unsure what he had for antennas). So this is (sadly) nothing new.

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