Calling CQ on the microwave bands can be pretty futile as the probability of your antenna and the other stations antenna being aligned falls significantly. Likewise modern stations need good frequency accuracy so as not to miss each other. Therefore being able to repeatably point the antenna in a known direction becomes important. Even with some form of talkback, making sure the initial beam heading is accurate can mean the difference between a contact being made and nothing being heard. Frequency accuracy and stability are key issues at microwave frequencies, particualry for narrowband operating.
VKFAQ - Microwave frequencies used for amateur radio
Forgot Password? For each band, only those license classes with privileges on that band are listed. Technician licensees have limited privileges below 30 MHz. At all times, transmitter power must be the minimum necessary to carry out the desired communications. Unless otherwise noted, the maximum power output is watts PEP. Geographical power restrictions apply to the meter, 70 centimeter, 33 centimeter and 23 centimeter bands.
Microwaves has a lot of visits from radio enthusiasts. So it's time we welcomed them with their own page on amateur radio! If any Ham has content that they'd like us to post, drop us a line! Here's the Wikipedia story of how the word "ham" came to refer to amateur radio.
Many Ham's but also many microwave professionals, are convinced that microwave frequencies cannot be used for other than line of sight contacts. What is then all the fun of Ham radio on microwave. Don't believe this silly idea that using microwave frequencies we cannot work more than line off sight distance With ham equipment on microwave there are many ways to make contacts over large distances Especially on the microwave bands below 40 GHz distances over several hundreds of kilometres are possible On bands below 30 GHz even Earth Moon Earth contacts are possible.