Subject: NET NOTES 3 March 2001
From:     K1RQG 

     Most recent Schedules can be found here 

    Also submit your sked requests to Joe:

     Joe, K1RQG 

Lots of info below. Not all skeds are listed, as some stations have arranged
skeds on their own. Check out the e-mails and also W7HAH comments. Included
is the WA9OUU SSB contest report for Al, K2UYH.

Latest skeds will always be on DL4EBY web page. You can find
links at the PA0ZN page through the 432 & Above EME NET NOTES.

73 de JOe

EME schedules, last update 3 Mar 2001, 12:01

(432 MHz listed only)
Skeds for MAR  3
Time   432.035        432.040        432.045        432.070        
1800z                 DK3BU -RW3PF   
1830z                 OE5EYM-RW3PF   
1900z                                               WB0GGM-UA9FAD  
1930z                 N4GJV -RW3PF   
2000z                 K2UYH -RW3PF   WB0GGM-YO2IS   
2030z                                WB0GGM-ON5OF   
2100z                                WB0GGM-UA6LGH  
2130z                 KD4LT -PA4FP   K4EME -W1ZX    
2200z  DL5LF -K2UYH   W1ZX  -PA4FP   AL7OB -YO2IS   
2230z                 N4GJV -PA4FP   AL7OB -OE3JPC  
2300z  PA4FP -K0RZ    N4GJV -DL5LF   K4EME -KJ7F    
2330z                                AL7OB -PA4FP   

Skeds for MAR  4
Time   432.040        432.045        432.050        
0000z                                WB0GGM-KL7HFQ  
0030z  KD4LT -G4YTL   
0230z                 AL7OB -KJ7F    
2200z                                PA4FP -WB0GGM  
2230z                 AL7OB -DK3WG   
2330z                 AL7OB -G4YTL   

Skeds for MAR 10
Time   432.045        
0530z  AL7OB -DK3WG   

EME schedules, last update 3 Mar 2001, 12:01

(1296 MHz listed only)
Skeds for MAR  3
Time   1296.050       1296.060       
2000z                 WA4NJP-I0UGB   
2100z                 WA4NJP-OH2DG   
2130z                 WA4NJP-PA3DZL  
2200z  VE6TA -HA5SHF  WA4NJP-ON5RR   
2300z  W7QX  -VE6NA   WA9OUU-WA4NJP  
2330z  WA1JOF-VE6NA   KA0Y  -WA4NJP  

Skeds for MAR  4
Time   1296.050       1296.060       
0000z  VE6TA -WA9OUU  VE6NA -WA4NJP  
1900z  DJ5MN -OK1UWA  
1930z  DJ5MN -PA3DZL  
2000z  DJ5MN -WA4NJP  
2100z  DJ5MN -WA8WZG  
2130z  DJ5MN -VE6NA   K2UYH -OK1UWA  
2200z                 WA8WZG-WA1JOF  
2230z                 WA8WZG-W7QX    

EME schedules, last update 3 Mar 2001, 12:01

(2304 MHz listed only)
Skeds for MAR  3
Time   2304.050       2304.100       
2200z  WA6PY -LX1DB   OZ4MM -DL6LAU  
2230z  WA6PY -HB9SV   OZ4MM -WA9OUU  
2300z                 OZ4MM -OK1UWA  
2330z  WA6PY -DL6LAU  

EME schedules, last update 3 Mar 2001, 12:01

(3456 - 10368 MHz listed only)
Skeds for MAR  3
Time   5760.100       5760.150       
1800z  OE9ERC-F2TU    OH2AXH-F1ANH   
1830z  OE9XXI-F2TU    OE9ERC-F1ANH   
1900z  I6PNN -F2TU    OE9XXI-F1ANH   
1930z  ZS6AXT-F2TU    I6PNN -F1ANH   
2000z  LX1DB -F2TU    ZS6AXT-F1ANH   
2030z                 LX1DB -F1ANH   
2130z  WA5ICW-F2TU    
2200z                 WA5ICW-F1ANH   
2230z  VE4MA -F2TU    
2300z                 VE4MA -F1ANH   

W4RDI:  Had to cancel sked with DJ5MN..

W1VEH:  still at Blue Angel campgound.. Pensacola..

W2UHI:  looking forward to activity today on MOON.. 

VE1ALQ: will not be on the moon this weekend.. cannot get the el to 
        drive. QRT till Darrell finds problem..

W4OP:   putting dish together, but wx is a hold-up.. 

KA4EPS: good wx .. Lu .. hopes to be on 23cm EME in future..

WA1JOF: not a lot of activity last night.. did work G4CCH & KA0Y .. looking
        for WA8WZG sked.. working on gooo machine..

VE6TA:  working on the 4 tube amp.. looking at output probe. questions on the
        output probe info.. currently running 16% efficiency.. cavity is 
        originally looking like K4QIF (K4QI).. 

WA8WZG: working on tropo antennas.. will be on 13cm tonight.. and 23cm tomorrow..

W5LUA:  should be on 23cm tonight.. not much else going on.. 

WA4NJP: for Grant.. did work VE3AX on 222 with good signal.. on EME .. still 
        looking for K6MYC ON 222 ... Heard lots on moon last night.. will be
        on 23cm tonight. 

K5JL:   was up late last night rebuilding final.. smoked the Ultem.. and had 
        a few other problems. For VE6TA, should get 500+ watts out and also
        the input can have an effect.. 

NU7Z:   had similar problems with 2 tube amp as VE6TA. found had to tune at
        full power to get it to work .. used a stub tuner and isolater on 

KA0Y:   for VE6TA, check tubes for seating .. will be on this afternoon . 
        was on last night .. 

W2FHO/M: Norm.. 

W4TJ:   Looking for DPDT (no center off) 1A@250V 3A@125 rating .. Narrow/Wide
        sw on GR-1236.. working on the 1236 and needs to replace the sw.
        Hopes to pick up the dish at K3AX next weekend .. 

W7QX:   was listening last night.. last sked weekend , had many problems.. 
        will be QRV this afternoon after 2100z. running a W7CNK preamp with
        internal SMA relay.. heard G4CCH, WA1JOF, K0YW and those were all.. 

VE6NA:  looking forward to skeds.. will be on random as well.. 

KL7HFQ: had a sked with WB0GGM .. heard John, but not complete.. 

W7MEM:  no traffic.. still waiting for preamp.. not QRV  on 70cm.. 

K4EME:  worked VK4AFL last night #68.. will be on air tonight as well.. 
        Trevor was first VK.. 

W1ZX:   hope to be on for skeds.. will be around all day .. 

WA6PY:  2130z sked tonight but no call sign .. ???  

WB0GGM: did not hear JH1XUJ.. did hear AL7OB.. 

G3SEK:  all is well. confirm that houses will be built next antenna.. hopes
        to move to 23cm soon.. Best wishes to all..

OZ4MM:  hope to be on 13cm .. 2230 WA9OUU.. hopes to be on 23cm before skeds.. 

PA3CSG: try to be on 70cm tonight.. looking for new ones on 70cm.. 

DJ5MN:  for CT1DMK .. was looking for chip BFP405 for Louis .. chip is not
        available at QRL still looking for 15 meters of waveguide. will
        be on 03/04 starting 1900z.. 

K1FO:   still active on 70cm.. worked a couple of JAs in west windows.. Comment
        about W7HAH e-mail bouncing.. 

ON5OF:  worked AL7OB also K1FO.. still recovering from skiing accident.. 

DL9KR:  no traffic.. tnx to all for providing NET NOTES & News Letter via E-mail..
        will be on for JA window.. 

W5ZN:   been in DC all week .. no traffic.. 3/10 0028--0120 222.090, 3/8 2316-0000 
        222.090 1 min seq and W5ZN even minute.. 

KD4LT:  skeds @ 2130 and 0030 .. bad wx in area, so may not be able to get on.

W5UN:   12:04 PM 3/3/01

Subj:   Fwd: VHF/UHF Emailing List - Comments from members
Date:   2/25/01 1:10:01 PM Eastern Standard Time
From:   WA4NJP
To:     K1rqg

2001 SVHFS Conference

The Southeastern VHF Society is pleased to invite you to the April
20-21, 2001 SVHFS Conference to be held in Nashville, TN at the Holiday
Inn Select, Brentwood, Tennessee. See for further
information and the 2001 SVHFS Conference registration form.

The Conference agenda is finalized and includes the following papers and
-EME Basics, Bob McGraw, K4TAX 
-Microwave Dish Construction, Tom Whitted, WA8WZG 
-Log Periodic Design, Kent Britain, WA5VJB 
-K8GP Contest Station, Owen Wormser, K6LEW 
-23CM EME, Bruce Clark, K0YW & Jay Liebmann, K5JL 
-VHF Quad Antenna Design, L.B. Cebik, W4RNL 
-50 Mhz Elecraft K2 with Internal DEM  
-VP2M Dxpedition, Dick Hanson, K5AND 
-Preamp Design, Kent Britain, WA5VJB 
-Simple 7/8" Hardline Splice, Ott Fiebel, W4WSR 
-Down East Info, Steve Kostro, N2CEI 
-To be announced, Joel Harrison, W5ZN 
-Contesting at 2GHz and Above, Jack Nyiri, AB4CR 
-222 EME, Ray Rector, WA4NJP

In addition to the technical program, the following are offered:

-Antenna Gain and Pre-Amp Noise Figure testing

-VUCC Card Checking

-Vendor displays and  VHF+ flea market 

-Annual SVHFS business meeting and SVHFS Auction

- Saturday Night Banquet with Guest Speaker Emil Pocock W3EP, Including
announcing the recipient of the K4UHF award and many door prizes

This year a  "Tower Jack" donated by IDC Technologies will be given as a
registering prior to March 23, 2001. The drawing will be held Friday
afternoon at the SVHFS business meeting. 

Hope to see you there !

Bert Rollen  K4AR                       Robin Midgett  KB4IDC

Subj:    UHF 23cm big trouble, please read uhf'ers
Date:   2/25/01 8:25:52 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Sergio Bergonti)

Hello all,
I am sorry to announce that I may be off EME on 23cm for a while.
How long the while will be is undeterminable. The reason is that someone
has activated a FM-TV transmitter for sourveillance purposes at 1295.7 MHz.
Being an ATV-er too I can see a nice building on my monitor instead of the
signals bouncing off the moon.... Even if this illegal tx it is located
30Km away from my station, I am on a top of a hill and the signal comes in
very strong. 1296 Mhz for me are now s 9+20 noise almost wherever I turn
the knob and the antenna. I do not how long and if I will be able to get
back to normality.   I don't need to tell you how pissed off I am... sorry
for my bad English.  One thing I certainly know, the next 'tool' I may need
to buy is not a radio but a Remington rifle with Bausch and Lomb lens... F...

Regarding the next SW weekend I would like to leave the guys I have the
skeds with, free.  I have no hope to be able to get rid of this problem in
such a short time.
Talking about WA4NJP and WA1JOF, sorry guys next time.

Will keep you all posted on progresses...

Sigh, 73 de IK2MMB
Subj:    AW: NET NOTES FEB 24, 2001
Date:   2/26/01 4:12:17 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Dominique Fassler)

hello Joe
its a long time since my last EME rprt to the net and the NL.
I am still alive, though, but there was little chance timewise to be on the
In the ARRL contest only the second weekend was possible to participate and
the ssb contest was not possible either. Will improve my presence, promised!
Systems seem to work fine, so immediate restart is provided. I am still
following up with the 32m dish project, time is working for me there, hi..
Furthermore I am in the process of acquiring an Alphut with 10000 trees ,  a
place to relax between eme and business..
Thats it for the moment, will be in Canada heli skiing for the coming two
73 to you and all

Dominique Fassler
Bahnhofstr. 32
CH-5642 Muhlau
Subj:    HP3XUG QRT for a while
Date:   2/26/01 9:46:15 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Casas y Tierras)

Hi Joe,
After returning from AK last Oct, became heavily involved (15+ hrs/day, 7 days/wk) in a new restaurant here.  That is now over and am departing 5 Mar for a 3-5 year position as Manager, Windjammer Cruises Maui.  I will return to HP twice a year for 6 weeks at a time, but as the present home QTH is being relinquished, no idea when might get QRV again here during the next few years.  After the period in KH6, will return and establish a new home in HP.  Thereafter, hope to get back on EME in earnest - maybe from a real retirement HI.
This e-mail will cease as of 5 Mar.  The will continue; but, is damn near useless to me with the 100's of BS msgs that come into it.
Have established a new one, that intend to use only for amateur radio and family:
Probably sometime after May will get some small HF capability.  Ergo, hope to see some at times on HF as KH6/KG6UH.
Warm 73 to all and good EMEing.

    Tom WA8WZG, Tony WA8RJF,  Herman N4CH and  The VHF Weak Signal Group
that meets Monday nights at 0200 UTC on 3.843 MHz, would like to invite
everyone that     is coming to the Dayton Hamvention    to our annual
Banquet. We have reserved a room     that will seat 125 on Friday night May
18, 2001  from 6:30 PM until 11:00 PM at the         Holiday Inn North,
Waggoner Ford Rd. Dayton, OH.
    There will be a cash bar as well as plenty of seating to allow you to
    mix and mingle with other VHFers from all over the country and the
world. There
    will be over 50 prizes with two grand prizes worth over $300 each being
    drawn starting at 9:00 PM. Also, there will be a guest speaker who will
    figure-measuring table so bring your preamps to tweak.
    The cost of a ticket to attend this function which includes the
    2-entrée-banquet dinner, is only $35 per person, and they are limited to
    125. You may order your tickets by sending $35 plus a SASE to Tom
    Whitted, WA8WZG, 4641 Port Clinton East Rd., Port Clinton, OH 43452.
    info is WWW.WA8WZG.COM.or email WA8WZG@WA8WZG.COM
    This is one of the largest gatherings of VHF Weak Signal enthusiasts in
    the U.S., so get your tickets early and join us for an enjoyable evening
    the Dayton Hamvention!
    Thanks and 73, Tom Wa8WZG, Tony WA8RJF and Herman N4CH

Ps, if you know of someone who might want to join us, please forward this to
Tom Whitted
WA8WZG 50Mhz - 47Ghz. From En81OM
ICQ # 28362505
Subj:    [Moon-Net] UHF: N1BUG 432 skeds March
Date:   2/27/01 3:54:50 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Paul Kelley)

I am again looking for 70cm skeds. I am still limited to moon 
rise/set. Below is a complete list of my moon windows. I would like 
to fill as many of these slots as possible. Please propose a half 
hour slot during any window, or we can run the entire window if you 
like (usually about 45 minutes).

Moonrise (Europe)
Mar 01  1440-1530z
Mar 02  1515-1600z***
Mar 03  1600-1645z***
Mar 04  1650-1735z***
Mar 05  1750-1840z***
Mar 06  1900-1950z***
Mar 07  2015-2105z
Mar 08  2135-2220z
Mar 09  2255-2340z
Mar 10  (no moonrise)
Mar 11  0010-0055z

*** = best days for fixed polarization stations in Europe!

Moonset (NA / JA / VK)
Mar 07  0900-0945z
Mar 08  0945-1030z
Mar 09  1015-1100z
Mar 10  1050-1130z
Mar 11  1115-1200z

Paul N1BUG FN55mf
1x22, 550w
Worked: K1FO, DL9KR, SM2CEW, DL4MEA  (who's next?)
Date:   3/1/01 9:17:49 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Al Katz)
To: (Scott KD4LT), (K1RQG), (Klaus DL4EBL), (Rein), (REIN SMIT)
CC: (Paul Shuch)

To: All 1296 EMEers

PLEASE NOTE the SETI League test station will be operating on 1296.000
(note 1296.001 -- this was a typo!!!)  Please keep this frequency clear. 

Sorry for the error.

The SETI League with be conducting a weak signal EME test with the
Arecibo radio observatory at the following times - see announcement

Sunday 4 March 2001 22:56 UTC to Monday 5 March 2001 01:29 UTC
Monday 5 March 2001 23:54 UTC to Tuesday 6 March 2001 02:28 UTC
Friday 9 March 2001 02:46 UTC to Friday 9 March 2001 05:19 UTC
Saturday 10 March 2001 03:47 UTC to Saturday 10 March 2001 06:04 UTC

They will be operating on 1296.000.  Please keep off this frequency to
avoid interference with their signal.

EME transmissions between 1296.005 and 1296.010 are encouraged!

Your help will be appreciated.  Please pass the word on.  Sorry for the
late notice, but I just received this information.

73, Al - K2UYH   

On numerous occasions over the years, the Arecibo radio observatory in
Puerto Rico has been QRV on EME, giving some of our smaller stations a
SIGNAL off the Moon.  Now, we have an interesting opportunity to turn
tables, and give the folks at Arecibo something interesting to listen
        The SETI Institute's Project Phoenix targeted search for
signals operates intermittently at Arecibo (in receive mode only).  They
have long used a weak microwave beacon on the Pioneer 10 spacecraft to
calibrate their receiving systems.  But Pioneer 10 is now beyond the
farthest fringes of the solar system, and its signal has not been heard
some time.  Thus, for next month's Project Phoenix observing run, 1296
EME stations have a chance to provide test signals for Arecibo.
        The SETI League is hoping to have its EME beacon transmitter
<>) operating at 1296.000
during Moon transits of Arecibo, signing the club callsign W2ETI.  Other
amateur stations are encouraged to transmit test signals in the 1296.005
1296.010 MHz range, during those periods when the Moon is visible to
305-meter dish.  Here are the dates and times Arecibo will have a good

        Sunday 4 March 2001 22:56 UTC to Monday 5 March 2001 01:29 UTC
        Monday 5 March 2001 23:54 UTC to Tuesday 6 March 2001 02:28 UTC
        Friday 9 March 2001 02:46 UTC to Friday 9 March 2001 05:19 UTC
        Saturday 10 March 2001 03:47 UTC to Saturday 10 March 2001 06:04

Note that these are AOS and LOS times for Arecibo, at the limits of its
tracking range.  It is uncertain at what exact time Project Phoenix will
listening for our signals, so a good illumination of the Moon during
periods will be appreciated.  Remember that Arecibo will be in SWL mode
only for these tests, and will NOT be transmitting.  However, this
be a good opportunity for the EME community to make some random 1296
while providing helpful test signals to the scientific community.
        de N6TX


WA9OUU: 23cm ssb eme contest Feb. 3 2001  results from WA9OUU

        All were 2 way ssb

        Time utc        call            grid
1       21:15           K5JL            EM15
2       21:36           HB9Q            JN47
3       21:43           LX1DB           JN39
4       21:50           K2DH            FN13
5       22:00           OE9ERC          JN47
6       22:12           N2IQ            FNI3
7       22:18           G4CCH           IO93
8       22:26           K0YW            DM67
9       22:40           GW3XYW          JO71
10      22:55           K2UYH           FO20
11      23:00           K4QI            FM06
12      23:03           KA0Y            EN41

LOTS OF FUN!  EQ. 4.4M DISH AND 1000W                           

Subj:    [Moon-Net] For DJ5MN
Date:   3/1/01 5:01:10 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Jac de Bruyn)

I'm not able to be QRV on the 4th of March for our sked ....... sri
4 March 1930z DJ5MN - PA3DZL  1296.050

PSE QSP because I do not have DJ5MN's E-mail address
73's de Jac, PA3DZL
Subj:    [Moon-Net] 432 EME
Date:   3/1/01 6:53:10 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (w7hah)
Reply-to: (w7hah)

RE K2UYH newsletter that I would be soon going
QRT from the state of Montana and anyone needing Montana should Email for skeds, no one
has, I am sorely disappointed in the EME 432
hams.  I was looking for initials.  
73  Shep
Subj:    EmE activity March 2001
Date:   3/2/01 12:28:06 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (k0yw)
To: (Joe Demaso)

Hi Joe, As you know, I'm missing the March weekend due to our helping
with the Science Olympiad for the Junior High kids that will be held in
Colorado Springs. I will be returning Monday, March 5. I will be QRV on
23 cm on the 5th @2100Z on the 6th @2220Z &the 7th @ 2330Z. I'm looking
for random qso's on .010 and elsewhere as activity develops.I should
have the TS-2000 operational on 1296 via the DEM transverter on 144 mhz
for the first time. Please also note that Perigee is Thursday the 8th,
so activity on the following weekend will also be good, but a little
late for Eu from this far west. Do any of our friends in the Pacific get
the net notes? Can they get active during the week? BTW, got a nice pair
of qsl's from HB9Q. My reply is in the mail. Also please pass on to EU
that I cannot count the QSO with DH9FAG that we discussed earlier. My
mistake, I didn't have his call correct...Libration did strange things
and put Karl in Slovenia!! Sorry, I would like to run with him again, so
I can make it official. Thanks for your help. 73 Bruce

Subj:    [Moon-Net] UHF ; not qrv at thr moment.
Date:   3/2/01 2:43:07 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Ivo Chladek)

Sorry guys, but I got VERY bad case ot Sciatica and as result cannot
walk besides being in terrigle pain. I hope that my doctors get it
right soon. (No op !). Then will be QRV again.
You can comiserate with me, hi.

GL, 73, Ivo
Ivo Chladek, ZS6AXT
loc. KG33VV
Subj:    For Net Notes, 3 March, 2001
Date:   3/3/01 1:34:31 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Melum)

The skeds didn't turn out too well.

HA1YA   NIL (ON5OF called me early during this sked 559/559)
S52CW   NIL (DJ3FI called me early during this sked, 549/449)
N1BUG   Paul heard me "M", I only heard traces of him.

It seemed like the Nils were no-shows.  Not a trace heard and I was hearing
lots of other stations.  Worked KU4F #69 random 559/559.  Also KAØRYT
(449/559) AND JA6AHB (549/549).

Tnx & 73

Mike, AL7OB  BP51dc

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

Subj:    moon
Date:   3/3/01 11:23:37 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Roger K. Hansen)

Sorry that HF conditions arent too good to make contact directly.
Last night I also could hear K1FO making contact woth someone which I
could get his callsign.  Steve's signal sounded like he was in a barrel.
Also heard N9AB, but his signal was down too and he sounded like he was
in the same barrel with Steve.  I tried rotating the antenna for
polarity but couldn't get rid of the barrel sound.  Iv've noticed in the
past when we get these conditions up here, that if skeds were earkier,
we have a better chance.  I guess that living up here in the far north
has some advantages other thatn radio.

Did you find a ps-25 in your "small junk box" or did your friend have
one?  And how is the dish coming?