Subject: NET NOTES 13 January 2001
From:     K1RQG 

     Most recent Schedules can be found here 

    Also submit your sked requests to Joe:

     Joe, K1RQG 

Please review the proposed skeds listed below. Please get your sked
requests for Feb 3/4 weekend to me ASAP. Thanks

73 de Joe

EME schedules, last update 13 Jan 2001, 10:50

(432 MHz listed only)
Skeds for FEB  3
Time   432.040        432.045        
0430z                 VK4AFL-W1ZX    
1715z  N1BUG -PA3CSG  

Skeds for FEB  4
Time   432.045        
0530z  VK4AFL-W1ZX    

EME schedules, last update 13 Jan 2001, 10:50

(1296 MHz listed only)
Skeds for JAN 14
Time   1296.025       
0700z  W7QX  -W4AD    

Skeds for FEB  3
Time   1296.050       
2130z  VE6TA -W4AD    
2200z  VE6TA -HA5SHF  
2230z  VE6TA -VE6NA   

EME schedules, last update 13 Jan 2001, 10:50

(2304 MHz listed only)
Skeds for FEB  3
Time   2304.050       
0200z  WA6PY -W5LUA   
0230z  WA6PY -W7GBI   
0500z  JA4BLC-WA6PY   
0530z  JA7BMB-WA6PY   
2230z  WA6PY -OE9XXI  
2300z  WA6PY -OE9ERC  
2330z  WA6PY -LX1DB   

Skeds for FEB  4
Time   2304.050       
0000z  WA6PY -G3LTF   
0030z  WA6PY -DL6LAU  

W4RDI:  all is well.. no traffic.. 

K5JL:   On Sunday Jan7, K5JL called CQ, and WA1JOF & IK2MMB replied, worked
        Don first then called IK2MMB and had good QSO. there was activity
        every night on 23cm.. Reports that KA0Y is creeping up in signal
        strength.. 26 stateside stations on and total of 42 stations
        worked last weekend .. 

W2UHI:  wx is improving in Mi. no more snow .. was not on the moon much,
        busy with other projects.. all systems go.. 

K0YW:   fun week.. see e-mails below.. big amp should be on air in a little 

VE6NA:  had a great week on 23cm.. worked all except WA1JOF.. careful about
        the calls being confused between VE6NA & VE6TA.. 

W7QX:   did work W4RDI WA6PY & WA4OFS.. on the moon now.. nice visit with K2UYH
        during week.. Now at 53 initials.. 

N1BUG:  did not hear N2IQU or KD4LT .. needs resked on sked weekend with PA3CSG.
        ********   Pse make sure QSLs go to PO Box 16, Dover-Foxcroft, Me 04426.

KA0Y:   Sunday night was a good night as well.. KD4LT, DL6LAU, W4AD, OE9ERC (599)
        K9BCT, OE9ERC re-issued report to 579 after being chastised by K5JL for
        giving Ken the same report as JL.. W6HD & VE6TA (should have been VE6NA)
        also worked.. 

SM4IVE: no traffic.. needs to move the dish mount, due to physical blockage
        of local TV station and a neighbor..

KL7HFQ: was on last night .. worked DF3RU and heard NC1I with good signals.. 
        Roger will be on tonight.. 

DK3WG:  no traffic.. 

DF3RU:  building a feed for 70cm for .5 f/d feed ... was on a short time and
        little activity on 70cm.. did work 2 from states and some Russians.

OZ9AAR: nothing new.. too cold to work on the dish.. now looking for PCB
        info to combine solidstate devices on 23cm. still in JO45 and not
        a new init when comes back on.. 

W1ZX/M: no traffic.. looking for skeds on 70cm .. 

WA1JOF: worked 2 more .. W4AD & WA6PY .. now at 40 init..  ran with VE6NA 
        but nil.. 

W4AD:   GM to all.. 6 new initials on 23cm.. available for skeds .. limited

VE6TA:  correct address in Dubus from "PO Box 77, Site 14, R.R. 4" to 
        "Box 77, Site 14, R.R. 4" #########    looking for skeds with
        HA5SHF, W4AD, VE6NA, .. ********  was on last night and could 
        not copy call of station calling.. will be on tonight ...

W7MEM:  may get a 70cm amp in next couple of weeks.. 

N3VKN:  looking for info.. Jeff.. 

VE1ALQ: no traffic.. 

K2DH:   not much going on.. nice day.. has anyone rcvd QSL cards from the
        OX2K Greenland expedition ??  will be on the moon later tonight.  for website. 
W4OP:   nice wx .. listened on 10ghz, but did not hear anyone.. will be 
        taking down 9' dish and put up 12' to expand to 13' and diagonal
        feed for .375 f/d on 23cm.. 

KB8PZY: Bill..

W5ZN:   no traffic.. working on inside repairs.. busy at work.. when wx
        is good, will work on the antennas.. 

K6IBY:  not too much to report.. will be back on 70cm in a week.. 

WB0GGM: all skeds last weekend were nil.. very frustrated.. did hear 
        ON5OF, and it was next to last sequence.. worked 5 new ones
        on 2 meters.. nil from DL8OBU .. may have heard HA1YA calling 
        W1ZX, but not during GGM sked.. 

OK1MS:  last weekend worked W7MEM .. 

DL9KR:  no traffic.. 

ON5OF:  bad news.. was on ski slopes.. first day was ok, second day broke
        left ankle, right arm broken, and head banged up. Real bad
        experience.. After Christmas, was operated on, and lot of problems
        with hospital and family.. now all alone at home in Brussels.. 
        will not be working for 3 more months. 

PA3CSG: no traffic.. looking for W5LUA.. sent e-mail and no return yet.

KD4LT:  no traffic.. may not be on Moon.. will be on next activity
        weekend .. 

WD5AGO: no traffic.. 

FOR SALE: SSB 10GHZ-144MHZ XVTR 240mw out SMA including LO.. W4OP
          YEASU FT-650 xcvr 12 meters to 6 meters  $675   .. W4OP

Subj:    Re: NET NOTES JAN 7, 2001
Date:   1/8/01 3:49:18 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Sergio Bergonti)

Hi Joe,

little report from IK2MMB.  Worked relaxedly during weekend, random qsos
and followed some of the skeds.  Best echoes and condx Saturday evening
till 2200z then big fading showed up quickly.  Sunday condx were not as
good as Sat with deep fading going up and down quickly.  A pain to manually
aim the antenna for best echo (yes the elevation automation is not
completed yet...again). Heard WA1JOF on one of his skeds, not too strong
but qso possible. Heard decently F1PYR Sat night and tried to call him but
only got some Qrz, we'll do it next time. With Ivo ZS6AXT there is always a
deep quick fading even in good conditions, in these last days I wasn't
almost able to understand him due to the enormous fading; we are almost on
the same longitude and opposite latitude with respect to the equator
(Enrico HB9SV reports the same) it is interesting for me to monitor his
I prefer random but I am available for skeds, of course.  3.5m, long IMU,
Prosperous 2001 to all of you. Sergio MMB.

Subj:    Re: NET NOTES JAN 7, 2001
Date:   1/8/01 7:15:23 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Frank Dobert)

Hi Joe !

Thanks for adding me to your mailing list !
Please change my mailaddress to:                     @@@@@@@@@

because I have no access to my work mail address from home.

Some report from last SW 6/7 Jan.:
Sked with W1XZ fails, I heard Willie in his 3rd cycle weak, signal 
comes up to the end of the skedtime. Heard him calling ON5OF. 
But he did not hear me. Later heard him calling CQ, but also no 
success. Worked NC1I with very loud signal on my single yagi and 
also K1FO.

Thanks, 73 de

Frank Dobert, DL5LF               ###########
Vogelstange 62
24220 Flintbek
Tel.: +49-4347-5191
Loc.: JO54AF

Subj:    A new one : F1PYR
Date:   1/8/01 10:07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Andre ESNAULT)

Hello Joe,

I am coming on behalf of Jean-Jacques F1EHN, he told me you were looking for more informations about F1PYR.

My name  is André, my call  F1PYR

    my adress : André ESNAULT                #########
                      11 rue des écoles
                      95680 MONTLIGNON

                      00 33 01 4085  7737 office
                      00 33 01 4799 8854  fax
                      00 33 06 0854 8449 mobile

I recently start on 23 cm EME, my équipment is :

                      310 cm dish , f/d  .35,   800 watts, preampli  .7 db nf  and FT790.

I will work in random, and I will keep you inform when I am QRV. 

Many thanks for all, and I hope the pleasure to hear you.

Best 73  

André   F1PYR  
Subj:    24 GHz EME  Status
Date:   1/8/01 7:01:28 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Barry VE4MA)
To: (Luis Cupido), (Willi LX1DB)

Happy New Year !

I have been playing around with a new 8 ft x 9 ft Prodelin offset dish (f/D of 0.7), a good preamp (1.55 dB NF) and this weekend a new IMU feedhorn (larger size thanks to W1GHZ calculations) and I'm very happy with the results !

I get a solid 14.9 dB Sun noise and 2.1 dB moon noise......a truly amazing dish!

I heard you arrange on 20 m to talk about 24 GHz and I wonder what your status is???

My priority now is to get the bigger TWTs tested (power supply mods req'd)  but I do have 11 W now.  I will be wanting to echo test in the next month or 2, but I still have station integration work to do.

Best 73
Barry VE4MA
Subj:    WA6PY report
Date:   1/10/01 11:31:53 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Paul Chominski)
Sender: (Paul Chominski)

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WA6PY  on 1296 in January 6 to 10: QSOd : KD4LT  VE1ALQ  W7QX  WA4OFS  K0YW
partial skeds:  JA8IAD O/-  WA1JOF  M/-   JA4BLC.-NIL
I have 25 initials now. I am working on setup for  2304 / 2320 / 2424 for
February sked weekend, I will arrange sked in last minute  via EME net and
internet. I will stay on 13cm until end of March and then I will move to
the next band.

(See attached file: WA6PY dec 2000.jpg)(See attached file: WA6PY

Paul Chominski
Subj:    1296 update
Date:   1/10/01 6:43:40 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Bruce Clark)
To: (joe demaso)

Dear Joe: Just a note to keep you posted. I have taken the big amp off
the air to awaiting the new Ultim bypass material sent courtesy of Jay.
I've learned a lot of little tricks about these boxes, not all of them
good! In the meantime, I'm staying active off the moon on 23 Cm almost
everytime we have moon. The 200-250 watts supplied by my 2x7289 driver
provides very reliable S4-5 echoes off the moon. Schedule weekend totals
you already have, but here is a list of the stations worked:Friday, 5 Jan
W5LUA, 559/569, VE1ALQ, 559/579,W2UHI,569/579,KD4LT,55-6/54-6 SSB,W7SZ,
549/569,G4CCH,569/589. 6 JAN:KA0Y,569/579, G3LTF,559/569, ZS6AXT,559/579,
W2UHI,569/589,DF9QX, 549/569 new init #83,IK2MMB, 569/579, PA3DZL,339/549
new init #84. HB9Q, 579/539,(rx needs a little help??), G4CCH, 579/589,
WA6PY,539/549,7 JAN K5JL,589/589,W7QX,539/569 (Big 120 hz hum with subcarriers!!),OZ6OL,559/579....End
of Saturday session.Also heard but did not call: W5LUA,W4RDI,W4AD,HA5SHF,WA1JOF,VE6NA,
VE6TA, and K3AX?? Sunday, 7 Jan,Power down to 200Watts at feed, but managed
nice 2 ways with:G3LTF,559/559,G3LQR,549/579,K5JL(579/589, F1PYR,(559/000,519)
* would have been init #85, but he sent my call repeatedly as KJYW!!! WA1JOF,
529/539, VE6NA, 549/449,OZ6OL,559/569, and Dl6LAU, 559/559. Also heard
but did not work W4AD,IK2MMD,and OE9ERC (HUGE 599!!) Also caught Oz6ol
on Monday night along with WA1JOF nice sigs with nice SSB ragchew
with Hans..Are we having fun yet?? Snowing now, but will be on playing
again tonight. best 73 Bruce

Subj:    EME procedures - any comments?
Date:   1/11/01 2:47:08 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Ian White)
To: (Allen Katz),, (Klaus Tiedemann)

Hi Al, Joe, Klaus

Thanks for publishing the proposed EME procedures in the NL. One thing
that wasn't made clear is that it is only a DRAFT FOR COMMENT!

I haven't heard of any comments so far, in response to the NL
publication. Does that mean there were none, and everybody is happy?
If anyone has seen recent comments, please can they forward them to me.

We need to make a "last call" for comments and then move on to make some
firm recommendations that will stand for the next few years.

(Klaus: I don't see the link to the draft procedures from your

73 from Ian G3SEK
Subj:    WA6PY activity on 13 cm
Date:   1/12/01 3:19:56 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Paul Chominski)
Sender: (Paul Chominski)

Hi Joe,
I do not plan be QRV on 1296 for next two months. I am intensively working
on 13 cm equipment.  I have my equipment for all three subbands working on
the bench except PA. I have problems with RX converter for 2304, the total
NF of the system is 1.2 dB, while on other bands 2320 and 2424 is 0.6 dB. I
suspect oscillations / spurious in LO chain. This is classical interdigital
converter which I buit 1978, and something get old, But even with very high
NF of the converter and gain of my LNA=50 dB NF should not get so bad. I
hope to solve this problems this weekend. Last step will be to test my PA.
Finally I will have to move everything to the shack on the hill. Everything
indicates that I will be QRV for February 3 / 4  on all three 13 cm
 I am looking for skeds with OE9XXI  OE9ERC  LX1DB  G3LTF   DL6LAU ?
W7GBI  W5LUA JA4BLC JA7BMB and others.                **********
At present I am using my 20 years old Xtal exciter which I can tune only
between 2304.000 to 2304.080 My absolute TX frequency calibration +/- 4
kHz, only my own OCXO reference.
I prefer to transmit on 2304.050, TX frequency in cross band - the same
number of kHz.
My window:
from 2 February  2130Z till  3 February 0800Z
from 3 February  2230Z till  4 February 0830Z
from 4 February  2300Z till  5 February 0900Z

VY 73 Paul  WA6Py

Paul Chominski
Subj:    For NET NOTES Jan13
Date:   1/12/01 9:57:19 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Melum)

I had a very nice trip to Atlanta and the highlight was (of course) meeting
Ray, WA4NJP and seeing his setup.  I got back today just before sunset and
realized that the wind had shifted my tie down chains and my AZ drive shaft
was broken.  Daylight is no more and I am just not up to fixing it in the
dark and cold after flying for 10 hours.  So I had to cancel my sked with
DK3WG and DJ3FI.  I will very likely have it working by my moonrise
tomorrow but my EU window is almost gone.  My moonrise is at about 9
degrees due to mountains.  I hope to be on for 14Jan moonrise.
Tnx & 73

Mike, AL7OB  BP51dc

432 EME - FT-736; FT-767; 9.2 Meter; DEM 0.4dB; 700 WATTS

Subj:    For Net Notes
Date:   1/13/01 8:37:42 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Darrell)

Please place in Net Notes
HI Joe & All;
I am unable to be on the net today (Saturday)..tomorrow OK???
Just to report Initials worked this past week.
On 70cm: KJ7F #190 & DJ3FI #191 both with great signals.
On 23cm: KA0Y #131, W4AD #132, VE6NA #133, WA6PY #134 all with surprisingly 
good signal....thanks to perigee in the quiet Northern sky's, hi.
70cm: 191 Initials, 28 DXCC, & 32 States.
23cm: 134 Initials, 31 DXCC, & 23 States + DC
5cm:  13 Initials,  11 DXCC, & 3 States

Looking for Initials on 70cm & 23cm...5cm Dish is down due to high winds.

Thanks Joe & Have a Great Net, Darrell.
Subj:    1296 stuff
Date:   1/12/01 12:03:42 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Bruce Clark)
To: (joe demaso)

Hi Joe, Hope you are doing ok. Just got off moon tonite...Worked
Don again tonight, but no one else was on but us stalwarts. Don had a sked
with Brian, VE6NA at 0400, but didn't show up...At least he wasn't on thru
0420 tx period. Last nite Don called him for an hour with no result, then
started to call WA6PY on his 0300 sked and Brian called him at 0300...Don
didn't hear him call...I guess Brian was late. Anyway Don worked Paul last
night for a new one. Jay and I fooled around with QRP...I was running
200 watts. Jay went down to 2 watts! he is a solid 539, about the same
strength as Don is here. I'm still waiting on some more bits
before finishing the fix on the big amp here. I should have it back on
by the weekend. I also fixed the last vestiges of my chirp today...It was
just housekeeping ( read as : Getting rid of the Mickey Mouse) on the Vcc
Wiring and remoting the sense leads on the powersupply..Big Difference..
I've also had a little time to play with optimizing the SSB signal...passband/processing
levels /etc. Very interesting...BTW, I can hear my own echoes on FM at
250 watts!! (No, they arn't full quieting...but readable) We are scheduled
for a big winter blast over the weekend. Just when I'm off to get my tractor.
Anyway, off to bed. I'm not going to be on 20 in the Am as I'm off teaching
school. Pass my regards to the gang if you are on. 73 Bruce