Subject: NET NOTES October 14 2000
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EME schedules, last update 14 Oct 2000, 11:54

Skeds for OCT 15
Time   1296.015       
0230z  K2UYH -WA1JOF  

Don, WA1JOF, will be listening on 1296.015 this eve..

Subj:    LA on 432
Date:   10/10/00 12:53:24 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Kjetil Toresen)

Hello Joe - 432 and above EME.
During weekend 14 and 15 october final tests will be done at LA9NEA fer bringing LA back on 432 EME. Hopefully the weekend will not bring any bad luck - so we can make full activety during next weekend (ARRL EME contest).
Running 6 x 13 wl m2, Pa with YL1050. Preamp wtih 0.3 db NF.
Long cabels (loss apx 1,3 dB) will leave us with about 650 watt at
the combiner. We hope to make som changes in TX cabel - and hopefully get some more power from the YL1050 (at present abt 950 watts)

If you need more info - please mail to
or LA9NEA at

The 432 EME is a combined project off LA9NEA, LA0BY and LA8KV
QTH is at LA9NEA (Grid  : JO59DX)

73 Ken / LA8KV

Subj:    SETI Experiment ?
Date:   10/10/00 9:37:33 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Luc Halbach)
Reply-to: (Luc Halbach)


I don't know if you are aware about SETI " planned " experiments late February 2001.

I have found this information in Space News dated October 9, 2000 at page 16.

" The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence ( SETI ) League Inc. is using a $ 5000 grant from the American Astronomical Society to bounce microwave radio signals off the moon, SETI Executive Director H. Paul Shuch said in a written response to Space News questions ".


Basically, during last week of February 2001, 98 radio telescopes in 17 countries will receive test signals to confirm that the equipment is operating properly. Signal will originate from New Jersey.

73's QRO de Luc ON6JY

Subj:    DJ5MN QRV on 23cm in EME-Contest
Date:   10/12/00 4:28:27 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Dear Joe, dear Al,
for publishing in EME-news letter and netnotes, please!

DJ5MN will be QRV in the october part of the ARRL-contest on 23cm only. He is
using a 3m-dish with a TH327-PA at full output and preamp with 0.32 dB NF.
Due to local limitations (trees in neighbours garden) his window for EME
is as follows:
Saturday, 21st Oct, 0015 UTC - 1000 UTC
Sunday,   22nd Oct, 0100 UTC - 1100 UTC

He is especially looking for US-stations in the last 2 hours of his
above listed windows. He plans to CQ then on or around 1296.025 and
is happy to hear YOUR reply!
DJ5MN can be reached by email via or telephone
+49 8122 7585 or Bernhard Dobler (DJ5MN), Breslauer Str.7, D-85435 Erding,
Hope to meet you via the moon in contest! Good luck and loud reflexions!
to everybody!!

73 de Bernhard, DJ5MN

Subj:    NET NOTES for OCT 14, 2000
Date:   10/14/00 1:59:08 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Melum)

Hi Joe,

I am racing the clock to get the big antenna operational before the ARRL
contest.  I really should make it.  Got the dish mounted on the 9th and the
crane pictures are on my website.  The last two dish panels should be
installed tomorrow.  I am trying to get the AZ and EL drives operating by
the end of the weekend.  WX is not cooperating so far with wind friday and
rain coming saturday.  This thing is a real monster, but the amazing thing
is the fantastic mobility with this crane bearing.  Today it was not tied
down in the wind and this huge 7000 pound thing was whirling around like a
wind vane.  Finally got some chains on it.

I hope conditions let me check in at least one day this weekend.

Tnx & 73

Mike, AL7OB  BP51dc

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

Subj:    HB9Q activity
Date:   10/14/00 8:40:25 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (HB9Q, Dan Gautschi)

Dear Joe
Would you please inform the net about the following:

HB9Q QRV on 432 and 1296:
My station is a 15 m dish with 1KW on 432 and 400W on 1296. I can hear my
own echo with less the 10W on both bands. I am only QRV since spring of
2000. So I am keen to work many new stations!
I will be calling CQ on Saturday October 21st between 432.000 and 432.040.
On Sunday I will be calling CQ between 1296.000 and 1296.040. Please listen
for me. I will announce my exact frequency on the moon-net and on the
EME-logger ( At the same time we will be
also QRV on 144 MHz EME, therefore I will be using 1 minute periods.
If you wish you may send me an e-mail to Please note: during
the contest please send your e-mail to
I hope to work you then!

I wish you good luck with your dish project!

Vy 73 es happy moonbouncing

Dan, HB9Q, JN47cg

W5LUA:  playing in the 902 sprint. not much going on .. will be on the moon 
        next weekend on 23cm.. Had some cool wx in area.. working on 24ghz 
        LNAs.. K5GW may be on next weekend on 23cm .. has the amp running
        quite well.. 

W2UHI:  Was on moon last night and was called by K9BCT, and never completed..
        what happened?? have new gearbox in place and working. 

K0YW:   working on the elevation and ran into problems with the jackscrew.
        hopes to be on the moon tonight.. 

WD5AGO: will try to be on 70cm during the contest with 100w.. 

VE1ALQ: been a while scince being on the moon.. all seems to be working ..
        will be using call VE9DW on EME from now on.. 

K5JL:   not a lot new .. did work WA1JOF a few times this week.. SSB QSO with
        N2IQ Thursday eve.. will be on during contest.. 

WA9FWD: working on dish readouts.. has new VE4MA style feed mounted.. will run
        1 5/8" feed to dish.. in hopes of getting new amp on line, but dim.
        was up in Northern Wi last weekend and woke up to 9+ inches of
        snow.. will be on next weekend on 23cm.. no more activity on 13cm..
        Looking for proceedings from Microwave update ??? anyone help?? 

W1ZX:   no traffic.. 

KL7HFQ: was on last night on 70cm but no activity.. will be on next weekend.

PA3CSG: will be active next weekend and now working on 6cm & 3 cm equipment..

F6CGU:  .. Louis, Rueil, France

DL9KR:  not much to report.. 

N1RWY/M: looking for info using 10' to 16' dish on 903 and 1296 .. can e-mail
        Jay looking for do and don't stuff. power requirements
        feeds etc.. NL7F uses a 12' dish .. 

F5JD:   ..

W4RDI:  back home this week from 2 week out.. not QRV ..still has damage from
        last lightening hit..

WB4SQ:  just listening .. Roswel, Ga. 

WA1JOF: worked K2DH & W6HD (random) .. listen on 1296.015 for Don.. 

KC8MPQ/AG: John .. Detroit.. 

NU7Z:   will be testing on 5760 from 0500-0600z tonight.. looking for interest.
ON5OF/F: lots of rain.. tower is up (6 meter high) but antenna not up.. needs
        to set up elev .. will be F/ON5OF with 8 7.5 meter antennas.. 
        (11 wavelength) open wire feed 600w,  JN33mr .. 

W7QX:   was not on last night .. will be on tonight after 0400z.. 

K6IBY:  was on last night .. will be on 432.040 tonight .. all seems to
        be working.. 

KF4VBR/7: .. in Wyoming.. just listening . 

W7EME:  Brian.. 

KB8RQ:  Gary..

W5UN:   11:54 AM 10/14/00