Rain and Snow Scatter
on 10 GHz

I've been using my Periscope Antenna system on 10 GHz.  Since my QTH is surrounded by trees,  I do best on rain and snow scatter.

The flyswatter reflector, which rotates and tilts, is fed by a dish on the ground directly under it.

The periscope antenna has worked great for rainscatter since the June 1998 VHF Contest. I worked four grids on 10 GHz during that contest, best DX >130 miles, with heavy rain.  Since then, I have made many contacts, and worked two additional grids.

Here are some new sound clips of AF1T on CW and SSB.

WA1MBA has written a good explanation of rainscatter.

Before I started the periscope system, I ran some tests to try rain and snow scatter from my QTH.
The following contacts were made with my dish pointed straight up through a skylight, into light snow in January, heavy rain in March:

10 GHz Snow scatter recordings from January VHF contest:
Station #1
Station #2
Station #3
10 GHz Rain scatter recordings from 9 March 1997
Let me know how they sound!
DSP guys - can you find a way to improve copy?

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