47 GHZ

The 47 GHz Primary amateur band is surprisingly accessible courtesy of the availability of synthesisers and multipliers for simple transverters. Good distances are possible from hilltop locations (the UK record is >200km). Indeed, the technology is sufficiently mature that 47GHz can also be used as a talkback frequency for 76 and 134 GHz trials/contacts.

In the UK an annual 47GHz trophy is available, awarded by UKuG.

Equipment Award

47GHz Transverter by Roger Ray G8CUB


UKuG 47 GHz Trophy


Chris G0FDZ 47GHz transceiver

Dual band 47/76 GHz transceiver


Youtube 47 GHz QSOs


UKuG Millimetre Wave Contest 17-Jul-2016 - at Hackpen Hill IO91CL12


47GHz Crossband with 145 MHz Winchester Dec-2012


Roger G8GUB, 2013


47GHz Equipment Comparisons, Oct-2012, 75km from the Bell Hill Beacon


Chris G8BKE portable at Batcombe in Dorset - Sept-2013
(Whilst setting a new 76GHz 102km distance record as well)
See Record News

Some UK 47GHz webpages

  • Peter G3PHO - variety of early activity
  • Chris G8BKE - transverter, beacon, MVDS etc
  • Roger G8CUB - inc Elcom synths etc
  • Peter G3PYB UK-France
  • Pete G4HQX Jersey-Guernsey, G-Wales contacts
  • John G8ACE 47 GHz Transverter, Beacon Tests
  • Dave G4HUP DFS source for 47 GHz
  • mmWave kit: - Aug-2012 activity day

    Beacons - 47GHz Beacon map

    Click here if you do not see the menu bar on the left

    22-Aug-2016