Subject: NET NOTES April 7 2001
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Sorry for the notes being late..I had to work right after the net..
EME schedules, last update 7 Apr 2001, 21:54
(432 MHz listed only)
Skeds for APR 8
0400z W7MEM -K5JL
0430z W7MEM -WB0GGM
0600z W7MEM -KL7HFQ
EME schedules, last update 7 Apr 2001, 21:54
(1296 MHz listed only)
Skeds for APR 8
0300z W2UHI -9H1ES
0330z VE6TA -9H1ES
W5LUA: worked W6HD on 3cm on Sunday .. also worked DL6LAU cross band
2320/2304.. and ON5RR 2304/2304 .. Worked LX1DB on SSB and
OZ4MM & SM3AKW as well as OE9XXI on on 13cm..
KB8RQ: for K1FO.. worked Steve on AU at 30 deg elevation while calling
CQ on the moon.. Moon was somewhere between 75 & 80 degrees az.
DL6LAU: running a 4.5mtr dish 800w on 23cm & 150w on 13cm.. #######
also worked JA3BLC 2320/2424 ..
W2UHI: will be active anytime on moon wx permitting.. 23cm.. went to make
sun noise measurements last week and found some rodent had built
a nest in the electronics and nibbled through a wire or two.. all
fixed now.. will be experimenting with another xvtr on 23cm to see
if there is any change in performance.
KL7HFQ: worked WB0GGM Apr 2.. Can run tonight..
K5JL: not much.. very high winds yesterday.. nice day today.. was on 70cm
last weekend.. Sunday mostly horizontal, but previous days polarity
all over the place..
KD4LT: no traffic.
W7QX: Was on 23cm during the week.. not much happening.. working on preamps.
also working on power amp for 23cm. will be on after 0300z..
W7CNK: been on moon during evenings.. QRV on 70cm .. 5ghz system az drive not
K9BCT/M: not much to report.. amp now up to 600w+ on 23cm. will be working
on p/s configuration tomorrow.. now has 1296/28 parabolic xvtr.
will have some xvtrs for sale in a while.
WA4NJP: worked KA0Y on 222 EME 559/559.. worked a new state on 6 mtr EME Oregon..
N2IQ: working on 28 foot dish.. was on contest weekend .. Mark says if any
one interested in 28' Kennedy dish to call him, or he is going to put
it together and install it on another band..
W1ZX: no traffic..
W5ZN: Not QRV at this time on EME .. hopefully in May on 70cm.
WD5AGO: not QRV at this time.. working on dish and mount..
N1BUG: not much .. just checking in.. will not be on 70cm next sked weekend,
but will be on before and after the weekend ..
DK3WG: no traffic.. was on during contest.. will be on for May weekend..
PA3CSG: 16db sunnoise on 10ghz .. 3.7mtr dish .. what is influence of the
sun activity on 10ghz ??? optimize feed etc on 10ghz..
hopes to be QRV with limited window ..
DL9KR: lots of data QRM on freq.. spent 1.5 hours on contest 22 station..
F6KHM/P ---- what is the Grid square ?????? good contact with WB5APD..
9H1ES: will be on 23cm .. happy with system .. would like skeds for tonight.
has feedhorn installed this morning. no internet connections at this
time ..start at 1700 and 0420 end time tonight .. dish is 2.4 mtr
800w (600w at feed).. #######
W7MEM: heard WB0GGM but not complete.. tracking issues.. looking for 70cm
WB0GGM: will be on tonight.. 17 QSOs completed with DL7APV, PA4FP, S52CW,
Monday KA0RYT, KL7HFQ, UA3PTW (#96).. heard W7MEM, W4ZRZ, RA3RL??
called K2UYH during contest but no repy as well as others.
KA0Y: high winds .. may be on 222 tomorrow..
VE7BQH: 12:06 PM 4/7/01
Subj: REF / DUBUS contest
Date: 4/1/01 6:42:51 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: DL7APV@t-online.de (Bernd Wilde)
wasn´t really a good weekend. Hope yours was better!
I didn´t finisch the array in time. I was ready on saturday evening. Made only
Wb0ggm # on saturday. I added on Sunday 21 for final 22x?. The aurora wasn´t
helpful on EME, so condx I found partial bad and activity was not good also. The
vertikal rx-antenna was very helpful, especially at the qso with g3ltf, I got
569 and received nothing on horizontal, but 449 on the 4x21el. vertikal. I will
add the open feed system till next sked weekend, that should improve the rx side
2 -3 dB.
73 bernd DL7APV
Sked requests will follow.
Subj: Re: W3C 'endorsement' of ISO 8601
Date: 4/2/01 2:07:52 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: aron@socrates.Berkeley.EDU (Aron Roberts)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ian Galpin)
CC: email@example.com (W5LBT ~Bob Taylor), firstname.lastname@example.org (VE7BQH ~Lionel Edwards), email@example.com (K1RQG ~EME Net News), firstname.lastname@example.org (K2AH ~EME), email@example.com (K2UYH ~Allen Katz), firstname.lastname@example.org (W3/PA0ZN ~Rein), email@example.com (G4RGK ~David Dibley), firstname.lastname@example.org (DL4EBY ~Klaus Tiedemann ~DK0TU), email@example.com (DL4EBY ~Klaus Tiedemann ~DK0TU), firstname.lastname@example.org (DL4EBY ~Klaus Tiedemann ~DK0TU), email@example.com (W6/PA0ZN ~Rein), firstname.lastname@example.org (KD4LT ~Scott), email@example.com (KB2TIS ~Brian Mullaney), firstname.lastname@example.org (N6ZE ~Peter Heins ~K1FJM), email@example.com (N1BUG ~Paul Kelley), firstname.lastname@example.org (JH0WJF ~Noriyuki Yaguchi), email@example.com (K2LME ~Dave Collins)
Tex Texin wrote, in "Re: The EME Web Sites and the ISO 8601 Standard"
>re [Ian Galpin's assertion]:
>>On the Web, the World Wide Web
>>Consortium (W3C), now recommend (on the
>>only the Year-Month-Day date format.
>To be clear this is just a note with no endorsement of the W3C.
>The opening statement of the note says exactly that.
>We shouldn't misconstrue its intent.
Tex is correct.
However, date and time representation standards derived from ISO
8601 are showing up with increasing frequency in the recommendations
of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) <URL:http://www.w3.org/>.
Some examples -- which include working drafts and other
'recommendation-track' documents at various stages -- include:
- XML Schema Datatypes
- Resource Description Framework (RDF),
via the optional incorporation of Dublin Core metadata
(as per the discussion in section 7.4)
- Platform for Internet Content Selection (PICS) Labels
(The PICS format uses an incorrect separator between
date elements, which is corrected in the later PICSRules
- Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) 2.0
(specified in the "The SMIL 2.0 Timing and Synchronization Module")
Examples of other, similar standards or specifications for the Web
which have incorporated ISO 8601 in various forms, although not
carried out directly under the auspices of the W3C, include:
- Dublin Core Metadata Initiative
(specified via the metadata element set)
- RELAX (an XML schema language)
- News Industry Text Format
(specified via the DTD documentation)
- The Information and Content Exchange Protocol (ICE)
Like RELAX, TREX is yet another, emerging XML schema language. Its
author states that it may later "partner" with XML Schema datatypes,
above, which might potentially include the latter's ISO 8601-derived
date and time datatypes.
The inclusion of XML Schema, RELAX, and TREX on this list is of
considerable significance. These are the three leading,
next-generation schema languages for describing eXtensible Markup
Language (XML) document types.
If present trends hold, a significant portion of the world's
structured data will at some point in its transmission, use, or
storage be marked up in XML. By implication, dates and times
appearing in XML documents or data streams -- and which are
explicitly defined by one of these schema languages as date- or
time-related elements or attributes -- would thus need to conform to
datatypes derived from ISO 8601.
Of course, it will be a long time before we will know whether this
will actually transpire! ;-) Still, there is a reasonable
possibility that XML may become the primary mechanism -- albeit an
indirect one -- through which ISO 8601 date and time representations
will come to be widely used in data processing worldwide.
Aron Roberts Workstation Software Support Group . 221 Evans Hall
University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3808 USA
firstname.lastname@example.org . +1 510-642-5974 . fax 510-643-5385
Subj: short report
Date: 4/2/01 2:58:34 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (Frank Dobert)
Hi Joe !
Short report from last weekend: (31/1 March/April)
Worked with single 8wl yagi (9BV)
DL9KR, OZ4MM, HB9Q, DL9NDD, OZ6OL (may be tropo)
S51ZO, K2UYH, DK7BU (tropo)
Nothing heard from US. May be due to the curious conDX, we had
aurora all the weekend on 2m, sometines on 70cm.
73 de Frank
Subj: Req for skeds_OK1KIR
Date: 4/2/01 7:02:56 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: Vladimir.Masek@ecz.ericsson.se (Vladimir Masek (ECZ))
To: firstname.lastname@example.org ('email@example.com')
CC: firstname.lastname@example.org ('email@example.com')
be so kind and try to get us, OK1KIR, into skeds for Saturday and Sunday, April 28th - 29th, 2001.
Our sked window is 11:00 to 22:00 UTC.
Sat, Apr 28th:
F1PYR, VE6NA, LU8EDR, W9OUU, W&BBM.
Sun, Apr 29th:
DL2LAC, I5PPE, IW4BTJ, IK5WJD, S57UUU, UH2AXH ?, VE4MA, W7CNK, W6HD ?, WA6PY, VE7CLD, W4OP ?
Thank You very much!
for OK1KIR EME
Subj: [Moon-Net] Want 432 skeds
Date: 4/2/01 8:12:46 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Bob Dodson)
To: email@example.com (Moon Net)
Well I just worked my first 432 EME to a (4) yagi station and am still
feeling lucky. I am in EM84ak with NO ELEVATION on antenna. Looking for
for my moon rise/set. See below for my 432 setup.
Anyone need a good weak signal moon test I am your man hi hi. Like to
run on 432.070.0
2.5 minute sequences, Normal E/W sequencing.
Trying to get listed for firsttime in EME/LIST directory. Not sure
>what information you
>need. Here is my INFO. Looking for 432 skeds. Many thanks.Please also
>let me know what else or who I might need to post infoto.
>Call Sign: WB5APD
>LOCATION ADDRESS: 57 Jennifer Court, Dahlonega Georgia 30533 USA
>PHONE NUMBER: 706-867-7198
>E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org ########
>BANDS: 432 QRV
>Antenna's: 1x38 (13WL) No ELEVATION
>POWER: 1500 watts
Bob Dodson WB5APD My Web Page
Dahlonega Ga. EM84AK http://www.homestead.com/wb5apd
FAX Number 775-514-2688
I MONITOR 144.200 I MONITOR 432.100
144mhz [2m] Station 432mhz [70cm] Station
8877/1.5kw 2x17 el @90' 4cx1600u/1.5kw 1X38 el @85'
MGF1302 0.8nf ERP=87,990 watts MGF1302 0.9nf ERP=95,741 watts
[ EME-HSMS-SSB-CW ] [ SSB-CW ]
Subj: EME skeds on 10 GHz
Date: 4/2/01 10:05:26 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (Klaus Schlich)
Reply-to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Klaus Schlich)
The 10-m-dish from our station DL0EF is now ready and we are looking
for 10 GHz skeds at the EME-Contest weekend around the 28. April 2001.
Our eMail address is email@example.com an our webpage is
73 de Klaus, DF3GL / DL0EF
Date: 4/3/01 11:09:47 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: DK3WG@ffo.obdg.de (Pdk3wg)
Reply-to: DK3WG@ffo.obdg.de (Pdk3wg)
To: K1rqg@aol.com (K1RQG)
I heard in the contest W4ZRZ calling "CQ" with 549, sri he heard me.
Later he maked a QSO with OH2DG in 25 min, give him 339....
After this QSO he was QRT or changing the frequenz.
Is this boy QRV for Sked ? Sri, the next skedweekend I be not home (28/29 Apr.)
Skeds for 26/27.May is ok.
Subj: WA6PY report
Date: 4/4/01 5:10:19 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Paul Chominski)
To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
WA6PY on 10 GHz. My 8 ft TVRO C-band solid Al dish is bad for 10 GHz.
focus is extended in 20 mm range. I am getting 6-7 dB Sun noise moving
feed in this range. On March 31 I heard S57UUU M-copy weak signal but good
enough for QSO and W5LUA O-copy. They did not heard me. After skeds I
checked the power at the feed horn and using my directional coupler and
HP437 power meter and I have 43.4 dBm = 22 W +/- accuracy of the test
setup. This is the same power I was using 4 years ago. On April 1, QSO'd
W5LUA M/M. Al became stronger after first 10 minute of the sked but I did
not change my report in order to avoid confusion. I heard AA5C , but signal
were to weak for QSO.
I am considering repair of my old 10 ft dish now.
VY 73 Paul WA6PY
Subj: WA6PY report - correction
Date: 4/5/01 6:34:03 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (Paul Chominski)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Al and Joe,
I just talked on the phone with Al W5LUA. Our 10 GHz QSO is not valid. Al
heard and worked W6HD instead of me. Please add this correction to my
VY 73 Paul WA6PY
Subj: 70cm EME
Date: 4/7/01 2:47:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Cowles Andrus III)
To: K1rqg@aol.com (K1rqg@aol.com)
On Sunday Evening, after the rain and wind stopped, the VSWR returned to
normal and so did my receive sensitivity. I heard my echoes very loud at
my normal power output. I experimented by reducing my power until I
could just perceive my echo. I could hear my echo with as little as 15
watts measured on my Bird model 43 watt meter, almost QRP, No April
Fool! Up until now the best I could do was hear an echo with 50 to 100
watts. Conditions Sunday night (by local time) appeared to be as good as
I have every heard them from about 02:00 to 03:00 UTC on 04-02-01.
I made a Sked with Terry, KJ7F via landline Sunday night and was
successful in a completed QSO (initial #69). On Monday night I worked
Dan, K5WXN (initial #70). On Monday night my echoes were not quite as
loud as the night before, however they were very good. I heard my echoes
at around 50 watts output. I also worked N9AB, very loud and clear, way
out of the noise! I still need YO2IS.
I think that the bad weather, rain and wind, and a local carrier or
birdie on 432.040 MHz and Faraday rotation had a lot to do with my poor
receive issue on Saturday during the planned Skeds.
Thanks Joe for your help and hope to talk soon.
73, Cowles, K4EME