New 24 GHz EME world record

Rex VK7MO has completed a 16,383 km QSO with OK1KIR in the Czech Republic to claim the World record on 24 GHz.

Rex used just a 1.14 metre dish and 10 watts which he has designed for portable operation, while OK1KIR used a 4.5 metre dish and 22 watts.

This has been a 12 month project for Rex, which has involved working with Joe, K1JT to produce improved decoders that can cope with the very wide spreading of signals on 24 GHz EME.

Rex and Joe will be publishing this work in the next edition of DUBUS magazine which is devoted to VHF and Microwave Amateur radio.