May 2019 – Disassembling the 1 Ton tower with 4×17 element yogi antennas for 2 meters at I2MBC station
May 2019: Disassembling and removing the stainless steel 4.5 meter antenna from I2MBC roof
September 2020: the promoters team discusses and approves the executive project.
January 2021: testing the RF power amplifier.
February 2021: check of the new antenna parts upon their arrival from the manufacturer.
March 2021: digging the base of the new tower.
March 2021 – The plinth is ready, we wait for the consolidation and for the end of another lock-down period to move on.
The 3 meter diameter dish is being assembled
testing the AZ – EL rotator
September 2021 – Measure of the antenna radiation pattern and measure of the received sun noise at 1296 MHz
September 2021: First signals received and decoded at the radio station IQ2DB!
Strong own echo received at IQ2DB
VK2JDS, first QSO with Australia