Subject: NET NOTES AUGUST 4 2001
From:     K1RQG 

     Most recent Schedules can be found here 

    Also submit your sked requests to Joe:

     Joe, K1RQG 


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

EME schedules, last update 4 Aug 2001, 22:10

(432 MHz listed only)
Skeds for AUG 11
Time   432.040        
0530z  RZ3BA/-DL7APV  
0600z  UA9FAD-DL7APV  
0630z  UA3TCF-DL7APV  
0700z  YO2IS -DL7APV  
0730z  EA8FF -DL7APV  
0900z  N1BUG -DL7APV  
2330z  DL7APV-JA7UIQ  

Skeds for AUG 21
Time   432.020        
2000z  KO7N  -VE1ALQ  

EME schedules, last update 4 Aug 2001, 22:10

(1296 MHz listed only)
Skeds for AUG 11
Time   1296.050       1296.060       
0800z  IK2MMB-DL1YMK  
0900z  KD4LT -DL1YMK  
0930z  W5LUA -DL1YMK  K2UYH -DK0ZAB  
1000z  K9BCT -DL1YMK  
1300z  WA8WZG-WA1JOF  
1330z  VE6NA -WA1JOF  

Subj:    eme skeds
Date:   7/30/01 10:47:33 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Stephen Wheaton)
Sender: smw@zeta.localdomain
To: (Joe)
CC: (Mike Melum)

Good morning Joe,

    Your notes came thru in good shape as well as some encouragement
from KL6M. Thanks for all the info.
I heard Mike check in yesterday on 20. He was the one who got all the
static about the new call.  You know, "How could an Alaskan have a call
like that?"

    I am the rank and raw novice when it comes to your eme avocation. In
fact, I'm probably backing into it. This all started some time ago when
I wondered if I could write my own antenna simulation program from
scratch; one that would actually solve for the current distribution  on
the elements. When it came time to check it out I did a prototype nine
element yagi and a test dipole. I could not go higher than nine elements
because of memory limitations on my machine.  I got to thinking about
eme when it  dawned on me that there is no uhf activity around me! No
repeaters, no nothing. I have yet to hear any signal on 70 cm.

    I'm going to listen to skeds on the weekend of Aug 11, using four
nine-ele yagis. (19.4dbi, 1.2 db nf) If you think this is a hopeless
arrangement, be sure to speak up. I've lined up my son's 256 meg ram
machine to get my gain to a more reasonable level.

Here is my name, rank and serial number:

    Stephen M. Wheaton (KM5A)
    P. O. Box 166
    Keystone, SD 57751
    (605) 666-4392
   Grid square: DN83hu

    no eqpt., yet. I've got to find out if the line of hills in the
southern sky are going to be a problem.

73, Steve

ps: Mike, as a South Dakotan, you probably know right where I am: about
5 miles south of Mt. Rushmore. When visiting Mom, if you get out to the
Black Hills, be sure to stop by.   -smw

Subj:   - Skeds on 23 for 11/12.08.01 -
Date:   7/30/01 3:29:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From:   DL1YMK
To:     K1rqg

Hi Joe,

just a few lines subsequent to your last net notes. Please go on to arrange 
skeds for me on 23 cm, as I think I'm not doing too bad on the rx-side, 
hi: I worked all sked partners who were actually no use with 
F5PAU. But would like to try again with K9BCT (had problems with water in 
hardline last sked), with WA1JOF, IK2MMB, WD5AGO, W5LUA, VE6TA (if qrv again); 
anybody else would be welcome of course...any W6/7 available? Caught Larry 
W7SZ already...Things will be better for the August sked weekend, as I'm 
now at around 400 W (should be somewhat easier to copy...)
Only restriction I have is az should not exceed 275 ° for me, as I'm then 
obstructed by a tree. Can be available on Saturday and Sunday, no problem.
Thanks for the net notes, great job!!

Cu off the moon sn es vy 73 de Michael, DL1YMK
Subj:    20 foot dish
Date:   7/31/01 10:52:11 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Robert Walsh)


I have a 20' dish and polar mount that must go soon.  It is in Battle Creek, 
down ready to load.

Please QSP 

73 de WA8MOA
Robert P. Walsh
142 West Van Buren Street
Battle Creek, Michigan 49017-3003

Telephone (616) 962-9693
Telecopier (616) 962-9592

Subj:    EME
Date:   8/3/01 3:47:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Cowles Andrus III)
To: (

Hi Joe,

I don't know if you have read this bulletin from the ARRL, but since it
may concern EME, I went ahead and sent it to you.
If you have read this please disregard.

73, Cowles, K4EME

ARLB029 ARRL, AeroAstro Square Off Over 2300-2305 MHz

In a spectrum battle pitting Amateur Radio against a commercial
interest, the ARRL and AeroAstro this week filed comments with the
FCC to bolster their respective--and competing--proposals for 2300
to 2305 MHz. ARRL has petitioned to elevate the Amateur Service from
secondary to primary status on the band and requested that no
commercial operations be introduced. AeroAstro seeks co-primary
status with the Amateur Service to accommodate a Miscellaneous
Wireless Communication Service satellite-based position-monitoring

The ARRL has characterized AeroAstro's petition as ''a Trojan horse''
and said there's no possibility that hams and an auctioned MWCS
service could coordinate operations on the band.

AeroAstro claims that the 1 W spread-spectrum uplinks of its
proposed Satellite Enabled Notification System (SENS) and Amateur
Radio can share the 5 MHz of spectrum and still protect the nearby
NASA Deep Space Network. While contending that it ''does not seek to
cut back current Amateur operations in the band,'' AeroAstro also
called on the FCC to impose severe power and antenna limitations on
hams at 2300-2305 MHz.

Under the AeroAstro proposal, Amateurs would be limited to 100 W
output and antennas with a beamwidth no greater than 5 degrees for
''narrowbeam'' operation such as Earth-Moon-Earth communication. For
other operation, AeroAstro wants the FCC to limit amateurs to 25 W

''This is totally unacceptable,'' the ARRL retorted in its comments,
adding that the restrictions would preclude most amateur operations
in the band.

A co-primary allocation such as AeroAstro proposes also would make
no provision to mitigate interference.

The ARRL said the FCC already has made ''adequate accommodation'' for
services such as the one AeroAstro has proposed ''without
compromising the 2300-2305 MHz Amateur allocation.''

The ARRL concluded that technical limitations proposed for MWCS in
the band ''would not be sufficient to avoid interference to sensitive
Amateur receivers, and no coordinated operation between the two
services is possible under the circumstances.''
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Subj:    F2TU Email
Date:   8/3/01 4:19:38 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Philippe PIERRAT)

          New Email F2TU, Philippe PIERRAT:
  Nouvel Email de F2TU, Philippe PIERRAT:


Amitiés, regards,
Philippe, F2TU.

K5JL:   dish is back operational.. still working on 23cm system.. very
        hot in Ok...

W2UHI:  all is well.. everything is working.. things are looking good..
        was on the moon yesterday eve.. S2-S3 echoes at neg 23.2 dec, 
        pathloss 2.5db.. 

VE1ALQ: no traffic.. too hot .. KO7N 21st.. 

K0YW:   been out of pocket for a few days.. just got back.. 

KD4LT:  no traffic.. will try to get on 23cm random next weekend..

WA1JOF: nothing to add.. 

WA9FWD: for Scotty.. John only needs .pdf format   @@@@@@@   working 
        on GI7 amp for 23cm.. looking for NU7Z.. inactive on 70cm..
        Been QRT on 23cm due to birds that built a nest..and had a
        family.. needs to remove the nest before getting back on the

N4PU:   still working on dish.. hopes to have it going in a week or so..

KL6M:   will try to get on 70cm next weekend, but will be getting back
        from trip to Northeast.. trying to get on 220mhz.. will try to
        get on 23cm by end of year.. new station KL7FH, will be comming
        on 70cm in future..

W1JD:  .. 


KU4F:   Les.. nice to be back on.. working on a/d converter.. hopes to
        have 70cm station updated by November.. EL99AF is a new grid and
        is a new init since March 2, 2001

WD5AGO: not too much to report.. will try to be on random in August..


KA0RYT: QRV on 70cm.. will be out on tropo .. will be on 0400z EME for
        grid exchange..

WD0BIA/M: Gary..

CQ EUROPE: 11:40 AM 8/4/01

G4ALH:  nothing to report.. still QRV on 70cm.. 

KA0Y:   working on 70cm feedhorn.. maybe ready for contest.. 

WA4NJP: Nothing to report.. 

W5UN:   12:07 PM 8/4/01

KB8RQ:  12:07 PM 8/4/01