Subject: NET NOTES May 20 2000
From:     K1RQG 

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These skeds received after net time .. Please check them out ..

73 de Joe

EME schedules, last update 20 May 2000, 22:16

Skeds for JUN  3
Time   432.040        2304.050       
1200z                 DD1XF -OK1CA   
1230z                 DD1XF -ZS6AXT  
1300z                 DD1XF -OK1KIR  
1330z                 DD1XF -OH2AXH  
1400z                 DD1XF -OE9ERC  
1430z                 DD1XF -HB9SV   
1500z                 DD1XF -G3LTF   
1530z                 DD1XF -LX1DB   
1630z                 IK6EIW-DD1XF   
1700z                 GW3XYW-DD1XF   
1730z                 WA8WZG-DD1XF   
1800z                 W5LUA -DD1XF   
1930z  VE6TA -K9BCT   
2130z  K6JEY -VE6TA   

Skeds for JUN  4
Time   1296.050       
0030z  JF3HUC-W7QX    
0100z  JH5LUZ-W7QX    
1900z  W7QX  -LU8EDR  

Subj:    Re: Contest Date pool.. PLEASE REPLY..!!
Date:   5/8/00 8:32:33 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Ian White)
To:, (Joel Harrison),, (Lionel Edwards)

Hello Scott, Joel, Joe, Lionel

>To all 432mhz & Above EME Stations:  (edited by K1RQG)
>I spoke to Joel, W5ZN, ARRL 1st Vice President today regarding the 2000 ARRL
>International EME Contest.I offered to do as I did last year which is take a
>poll of the 2 meter stations to see what the consensus of the group is
>regarding the preferred dates. 
>The choices are:
>Sept 23/24 
>Oct 21/22  
>Nov 18/19 
This year, I don't mind either way.

However, if September becomes a permanent feature in future years, there
are some weekends you will always need to avoid in order to ensure full
European involvement.

* 1st full weekend in September is the IARU Region 1 2m contest.
  QRM to 2m EME, and a conflict for many active UHFers too.

* 2nd full weekend in September. You'll probably avoid this weekend 
  anyhow, because it's the VHF QSO Party, but it is also is the Mannheim 
  (formerly Weinheim) VHF Conference - the largest VHF event in the 
  world. Many active EMEers from across western Europe go every year.  

These add to the October and November weekends you already know about:

* 1st full weekend in October is the IARU Region 1 UHF/microwave
  contest. Some QRM, and a conflict for many active VHF/UHF/microwave 

* 1st full weekend in November is the IARU Region 1 CW contest.
  Impossible QRM on 144!

73 from Ian G3SEK          Editor, 'The VHF/UHF DX Book'
                          'In Practice' columnist for RadCom (RSGB)

Subj:    Re: Contest Date pool.. PLEASE REPLY..!!
Date:   5/8/00 9:02:50 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Joel Harrison)
To: (Ian White)
CC:, (Joel Harrison),, (Lionel Edwards)

Hi Ian,

Just because we may have the contest in Sept & Oct this year does NOT mean it
will occur that way in the future. It depends, as you know, on several factors.

Given the good dates are late Sept and late Oct this year, that may be preferred.
I understand the conflicts we have to work around. So, whatever dates are chosen
this year, next year we will use the same process as this year and last (which is
similar to previous years) in seeking the most preferred dates for the contest.

Thanks for you help.

73 Joel W5ZN

Subj:    70cm
Date:   5/13/00 11:38:21 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Sergei Joutiaev)

Hello Joe,

Last Sunday May 7th I had very nice O/O  QSO with Jan DL9KR on 70cm. It is
funny to use my 1.65m dish on 70cm but very interesting for me to do it on
5th band via EME. On all allowed in Russia bands from 3 to 70cm hi.
Gain is 12...13 dBd. Feed - two short (250mm) 4el Yagis spaced on 260mm.
Power - abt 700W at the feed from GS23B amplifier. No problem to add 3...4
dB to TX but main problem is high noise temperature of antenna.

73, Sergej RW3BP

Subj:    NET NOTES MAY 14, 2000
Date:   5/14/00 4:44:51 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Melum)

Hi Joe,

Last weekend skeds were about 25% successful (much better than my usual
7-8%!).  I worked G3SEK, OH2DG, KAØRYT, KB8RQ, and W7BBM for 5 new
initials.  Should have had OZ6OL, we were so close.  Generally, I heard a
lot more than I could work, which is testimony to my new 432 module in the
FT-767 and its terrific Audio Peak Filter (APF)!

I heard K4QI and VK4AFL but did not have time to work them due to skeds.
K4QI was his usual terrific signal, but Trevor was pushing an S-5 beautiful
signal!  Quite amazing. I am tied down until next month...not sure if I
will have much time to devote in June.

Tnx & 73

Mike, AL7OB     BP51dc  <>

432 EME - FT-736; FT-767; DEMi 0.4dB; 16 X 12 NBS2.2; 700W

Subj:    2000 ARRL International EME Contest
Date:   5/17/00 11:42:46 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Lionel H. Edwards)

To all stations:

The following are the results from my poll via MOON-NET for input on the
dates for the 2000 ARRL International EME Contest.

The input covers Operators from ALL bands not just 2 Meters. K1RQG and KD4LT
passed on any input they had from the 70 CM and up group. As well I received
direct input from many VHF and up operators

Oct 21/22 and Nov 18/19 weekends:

47 Votes which includes 20 from Europe

Sept 23/24 and Oct 21/22 weekends:

20 Votes which includes 11 from Europe

Sept 23/24 and Nov 18/19 weekends:

2 Votes which includes 1 from Europe

Joel, W5UN has been copied on this message. The above data should be good
input for the ARRL to make their final decision on the dates for the contest. 

Lionel, VE7BQH



KB8LAG: Clayton.. IC-718 ..

VE6NA:  no traffic.. goin fishin..

DL9KR:  RW3BP worked easily #733.. 1.65 mtr dish 800w .. also RW3BP
        was heard calling PA3CSG. 

OX2H:   still on for May 29th ?? 

K8VP/M: on way home from Dayton.. visited with many EME'rs

RW1AW:  is a MIG-29 pilot and has been re-activated from the reserves..
        .. may be available for the OX2, but not much free time..

KB9MSY/AG: ...

W7SZ:   new dish is all QRV now.. all is working well.. 3 initials and 2 new 
        countries.. looking for 1 5/8 feed line.. building the Elecraft K2..
        neat rig.. 

N3UBZ/M: Arnold.. near Erie.. 

N9UIK:  Ron... 

K0FF:   Geo.. looking for skematic for DX eng sp proc.. 

DK3WG:  no traffic...

K5UGM:  Bill in TX.. builds SM-2 look alike .. 

K8RAG:  Bob.. 

W3EME:  ..

W4FF:   ..