144 MHZ EME EXPEDITION TO SOUTH DAKOTA (Nov. 1999)

           Gary Schelske, WDBIA and Mike Melum, AL7OB

 4 x 11 Element Wilson LPA     KR-500 and CD44 Rotors

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 Mike operating the IC-202   K2RIW Amp, Pwr Supply, Brick Driver

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            The equipment consisted of the following:

Inside Outside
Icom IC-202 Transceiver (2ea.  TX and RX)

Ramsey PA-10 30 watt brick

K2RIW Amplifier and power supply

Power meter, Control Box, Laptop, 599zx, etc.

4 ea. Wilson log periodic 11 element antennas

KR-500 Elevation Rotor

CD-44 Azimuth Rotor

Relay/ Preamp Enclosure

              

System Diagram:

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The relay/preamp box (mounted at antenna)

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Results:

               Log of WDBIA and AL7OB

        Time (UTC)          Callsign         Frequency    Report         Location

       27 Nov 0545     F3VS         144.031      O              France

       27 Nov 0627     W5UN        144.028      O              Texas

       27 Nov 0806     SM5FRH     144.025      O              Sweden

       27 Nov 0812     KB8RQ       144.049      549/529     Ohio

       27 Nov 0855     K5GW        144.013      O              Texas

 

The WDBIA 144 MHz  EME station is now QRT.  It was fun while it lasted.

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