Anyone wanting to have a go at 10GHz from SOTA hills can try receiving signals very cheaply. Modern dual-band satellite LNBs are basically 10GHz receiver converters and many are stable enough for SSB reception. All that is needed is a suitable scanner or other RX to attach to the LNB to get a very sensitive 10GHz receiver. Alternatively a mixer could be made to convert the output to 70cm.
The UK microwave group’s series of contests/activity days would be an ideal time to test such an arrangement. One-way contacts “count” for this contest so even without a 10GHz transmitter, you would be in demand for tests. You would need some sort of talk-back, 2m SSB is popular.
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