Subject: NET NOTES OCTOBER 20 2001
From:     K1RQG 
         

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     Joe, K1RQG 


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73 DE JOE

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Subj:    Re: NET NOTES OCT 13, 2001
Date:   10/14/01 1:38:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From:   DL7APV@t-online.de (Bernd Wilde)
To:     K1rqg@aol.com

K1RQG de DL7APV

Hi Joe
first part is over and ended with 57x27 not bad so far.
But there were many well known callsigns missing on 432, like yours. 

Have copied lots (>20) more but hope to work them next part.
WX was super, no wind no rain 20°C, condx were ok and the rig played without any 
trouble. So it was big fun!!!
wkd # EA8FF, SM3BYA, W2WD, JS3SIM, DB6NT, K6JEY (DJ5NV ?? maybe same as 
DL9NDD???)
Received on sat my new tx line 1 7/8" !!!

73 bernd DL7APV
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Subj:    [Moon-Net] Results 1296
Date:   10/14/01 2:12:23 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From:   sm6cku@parabolic.se (Bengt A. Jockert)
To:     moon-net@nlsa.com

Hi again
Managed to work 19 stations with my qrp-signal. Heard and called but not worked 
were LU8EDR, CT1DMK, WA1JOF, HB9BCD and F5HRY. Quite a few initials so I am pleased 
anyway. Nice to work K1RQG for the first time I guess. F/G8MBI was a surprise.
There were many big signals out there! Anyone with a big spare amp for sale?
73 de Ben - SM6CKU
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Subj:    [Moon-Net] ARRL EME first leg 23 cm
Date:   10/14/01 2:13:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From:   f6eti@wanadoo.fr (F6ETI)
To:     moon-net@nlsa.com

Hello,

Results for this first participation at the ARRL EME contest (first leg) on
23cm:
OZ4MM, F6CGJ, G4CCH, F2TU, ZS6AXT, G3LTF, K0YW, SM3AKW,
DJ5MN (#29), K5JL, F5PAU (#30), OE9XXI (#31), OE9ERC, HB9Q, F1ANH,
OZ6OL, OE5JFL (#32), OH2DG (#33), GW3XYW (#34), K2UYH (#35),
K1RQG, VE9DW (#36), SM6CKU (#37), W5LUA, KA0Y (#38), K4QI,
W2UHI. 27 QSO and 10 new initials. 
Conditions: homemade K2 Elecraft HF transceiver + 28/144 MHz transverter
(F5FLN) + 144/1296 MHz transverter(DB6NT) + M57762 + TH308 (400W out).
VE1ALQ and F1EHN tracking system. ANT: 3,2 m dish, VE4MA circular feed, ATF
36077 preamp 0,5 global NF, 200W at the feed.
73 de F6ETI, Philippe
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Subj:    [Moon-Net] DL4MUP - 1296MHz 1st Leg ARRL
Date:   10/14/01 3:50:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From:   dave.powis@planet-interkom.de (Dave Powis)
To:     Moon-Net@nlsa.com

DL4MUP - JN58ri

1st operation on 1296 EME - my previous call was G4HUP, active on 144 EME 1993/4.

Results of 1st weekend (all initials!):
13.10.01
OE9XXI, HB9SV, OE9ERC, G3LTF, G4CCH, K5JL, F6CGJ, K0YW

14.10.01
F5PAU, DJ5MG, HB9Q, ZS6AX, OZ6OL, OE5EYM, GW3XYM, OZ4MM, K2UYH, CT1DMK, OE5JFL, K4QI

Station (located at DL4MEA QTH):
3m dish (DL4MEA tracking drive software + Nova), diagonal waveguide feed, FHX35
TH347 (400W out at present)
FT847/Spectran

My thanks to Guenter, DL4MEA, for making the QTH and station available!   We have some 
further work to do, both to optimise the system, which has been installed in the last 
2 weekends, and to make some repairs which were found to be needed after the contest 
finished!

73 & tnx to all the stations who we worked - they weren't all easy ones!

73, Dave, DL4MUP/G4HUP
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Subj:    Contest weekend report
Date:   10/14/01 3:55:36 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From:   frank.dobert@gmx.de
Reply-to:       frank.dobert@gmx.de
To:     K1rqg@aol.com

DL5LF, 70cm

Hi Joe !
Contest starts not good for me. I was up 4:00 local (10 deg. az.), 
but PA failed after switch on and have to work the morning. Bought 
a new little 12V transformer and repaired the PA for the afternoon. 
Only two QSOs this day:
N2IQ, DL9KR (both very strong)
2nd day, everything runns well:
DF3RU, DK3WG, OH2PO, DL7APV, DJ5NV, OZ4MM, K1FO,
HB0Q, K0RZ

Running 2x8.5wl 9BV + 700W@feed, FHX35LG
WX: very nice, no clouds, no wind, 15 deg. C, slightly good 
       tropo at 14th.

73 to all,
Frank, DL5LF

Frank Dobert
Tel.: +49-4347-5191
www.qsl.net/dl5lf
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Subj:    [Moon-Net] UHF:23cm G4CCH - 1st Leg ARRL contest
Date:   10/14/01 5:16:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From:   g4cch@lineone.net (Howard Ling)
To:     moon-net@nlsa.com (Messages 2 (E-mail))

I'm pleased to say that there was a good turn out for the 1st leg of the 
contest. Conditions were good for most of the weekend and I was kept busy 
all day on Saturday although things slowed down a lot on Sunday.

The highlight of the weekend was working NL7F right at the end of my window 
on Sunday... I would  have closed down well before we worked normally, but 
this time I hung around and it paid off. Elevation was 7 deg an the Moon 
was setting fast, a few minutes later and it would have been a different 
story.

Here's a list of the stations worked:

13 October 2001
F1ANH, JH5LUZ, OE5EYM, JA6AHB, DJ5MN, HB9BHU, JA8IAD, ZS6AXT, F5PAU, 
JA6CZD, OZ4MM,
F/G8MBI (#158), SM3AKW, F6ETI, F6CGJ, OE9XXI, CT1DMK, OK1CA, SM6CKU, 
GW3XYW, DL4MUP (#159), F5HRY, IK2MMB, WA1JOF, K0YW, VE9DW, WA4OFS, G3LTF, 
OE9ERC, W2DRZ, K5JL, WD5AGO, K1RQG, W2UHI, K4QI, W7QX, K2UYH, W7SZ, F2TU, 
OZ6OL, VE6NA

14 October 2001
IK3COJ, HA5SHF, HB9BCD, OH2DG, HB9Q, KA0Y, OE5JFL, VE6TA, LU8EDR, DO6ME 
Initial160??, EA3UM, K2AH, NL7F (#161) and Country #31

Gotaways:
JA8ERE, DJ9YW, DJ3MY, DL6YDH/DL0OAH, HB9SV, W4AD, W5LUA, W7GBI and K9BCT

My score so far is 54 x 29

Has anyone got any info on DO6ME... is this really an initial or another 
station in disguise?

Also need grid info for HB9BCD, DH5RZ, and F1OAT.

I'm looking forward to next month, but for now  its time for a rest

Howard - G4CCH
howard.ling@g4cch.co.uk
www.g4cch.co.uk
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Subj:    [Moon-Net] K7XQ First Pass EME results
Date:   10/14/01 9:06:26 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From:   Lunarbounce@AOL.COM
To:     moon-net@nlsa.com
CC:     K7xq@AOL.COM

Hello All,
 Haven't run the contest since 1999 with poor results until now. Since last 
time, I upgraded the antenna to proper spacing and got mast mount preamp up 
at the power divider. Also upgraded amplifier from 250 watts to 750 watts ( 
single 8930 to single 3CX800A7performed without a hitch !!! ).Now I seem to 
have the opposite problem, people hear me better than what I can hear ( 
unless it was Sundays noise problem ).
I didn't operate 432 since my preamp is still under repair. I lost/burned out 
my preamp on 1296 immediately so didn't even get on that band. Should be back 
on those bands by second pass contest Nov 10th / 11th.

Note: Conditions were much better Oct 13th. Oct 14th Condx were extremely 
poor, not hearing well at all this day. Did anyone else have this problem ??? 
The problem started @ 1600 utc Oct 14 and worsened throughout the day with 
degraded S/N or Sun Noise.

Oct 13th Saturday:
SM5FRH
DK3WG new initial
I2FAK
KJ9I new initial
SM2CEW new initial
F3VS
DL1EJA
N5BLZ
VE3KH
K5GW
W5LBT
7K3LGC new initial First Japan on EME ever
JL1ZCG new initial

Heard: JA0BLU, G3ZIG, OK1MS, JH5FOQ

Oct 14th Sunday:
OH3AWW new DXCC new initial
OH7PI new initial
I3DLI
OE5EYM new DXCC new initial
KB8RQ

Heard: JA0BLU, DL5MAE

Total stations worked: 18

Station Profile: Yaesu FT-847, single 3CX800A7 ( @ 750 Watts ) , MGF1302 
preamp at antenna, antenna 4 X 3 W.L. M2 2M12's

Should be getting my new EME QSL Cards anyday in the mail. then should start 
sending them off ASAP.

Jeff K7XQ
http://members.aol.com/k7xq1/k7xq.html
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From: K6DV@aol.com
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2001 11:51:31 EDT
Subject: EME
To: Dxforever@aol.com
Cc: k0yw@frontier.net
MIME-Version: 1.0

CQ  DX
Had a piece uv 7/8" air heliax abt 100' long. It measured 1.7 dB loss @ 1296 
so put it up on dish. These selsyns aren't working very gud. Lottsa slop. sum 
clouds this morn so hard to see moon. clouds moved away but only a small 
cresent uv moon visable. Hard to bore site dish - kept losing site uv moon 
thru dish reflector screen. Finally herd OE9ERC after moving dish around a 
little. Peeked on him then herd Jay calling CQ. Turned on HV PS for Chip amp &
 house CB blue. Turned it on & blue agn. turned everything off & going to 
watch the football games. Can you get toob rebuilt??? Or do you have a 
spare??? Will be QRT til auto tracking is working & moon back north dec - abt 
2 weeks???
THE TRUTH IS STILL OUT THERE SUMWHERE???
           73         GENE
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Subj:    Re: UHF: OPeration in the ARRL Contest
Date:   10/15/01 4:54:37 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From:   F2TU@guideo.fr (Philippe PIERRAT)
To:     k1rqg@aol.com (K1RQG)



Hello,
For second part,
Saturday, i hope to be  qrv on 3 cm  NA window, 13 cm JA window
Sunday 6 cm for JA7BMB ? and NA window. 13 cm will be possible with NA
only with sked confirmed, because 20 min for  exchange feeds. Who will
QRV ? Is important for a good planning and good activity on upper bands.

73
Philippe F2TU
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Subj:    [Moon-Net] VK3UM 432 EME Contest Activity report.
Date:   10/15/01 7:13:07 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From:   tikaluna@ycs.com.au (Doug McArthur)
To:     K1RQG@AOL.COM (K1RQG Joe)


Conditions I found to be quite stable with most Europeans received here vertical 
and appearing to receive me best when transmitting horizontal. The USA window 
was quite the reverse where I was transmitting and receiving vertical for best 
results. To JA it was seemed best by transmitting vertical and receiving 
horizontal. Of course there were the odd exception that caused consternation 
at times. Deep fading was prevalent after my sun rise on 14/10/01 for an hour 
or so. Libration fading was minimal. Faraday, like the previous weekend, was 
I feel about +45-60° all weekend. 
Insufficient time to work all those in the 'European window' even at 1 QSO per
4 minutes (average), quite the contrary with USA activity (one per hour ???!!!) 
To this point of the 'contest' I have only managed 51 x 26. The abbreviated list 
is as follows.

13/10. SM2CEW,SM3AKW,VK4AFL,DF3RU,UA3PTW,DJ5NV,DL9KR,OH2PO,JJ1NNJ,G3LTF,DL7APV,
YO2IS,S52CW,JA6AHB,RA3LE,EA3DXU,HB9Q,S51ZO,JL1ZCG,K0RZ,N9AB,KA0RYT,KU4F,WB0GGM,
K5WXN,N2IQ,K1FO,JS3SIM,K4AR,K4EME,KL6M,JH4JLV..
(worked at -0.5° moon!)
14/10.
DJ6MB,OM1TL,UT3LL,DK3WG,SM2BYA,RA3LE,DJ3FI,OE5EYM,I5CTE,JR1RCH,F5FLN,F2TU,OH2DG,
HA1YA,ON5OF,JR9NWC,JH0BBE,W7CNK,K5GW and KJ7F.

There were some absolutely HUGE signals from a many of the above. QSL's will 
take a while catching up with all the newies!

Total time spent on the Moon ... 6 hours 45 minutes (over 2 days).That's what 
our windows are like 'down under' and why its not so much of a contest ... but 
a lot of fun!

Couple of constructive comments if I may. 
Please only YOUR call sign on 'YYYY' (as Joe K1RQG reported earlier) and please 
keep the speed up. Under 12 wpm can (and does) get broken up with libration at 
times. (16-20 seems just fine and longer spacing can help too)

See you for the next 'contest' weekend ... hopefully.
Doug (VK3UM)
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Subj:    EME
Date:   10/16/01 11:08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From:   lu8edr@softhome.net
To:     k1rqg@aol.com


Hi Joe, the following stations were contacted on Sunday 14.
7.2m dish, .3 dB NF and 30W at feed.
(From 13:00 GMT to 16:00 GMT):

G4CCH, K5JL, K0YW, F6CGJ, K1RQG, OE9ERC, K4QI
OE5JFL, HB9SV, VE9DW, OE9XXI  and KA0Y.

Good signal received but not answer or not complete QSO :

K2UYH, W2UDI, F2TU, EA3UM, W2DRZ  and K2AH.

Best Regards
Dany LU8EDR

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Subj:    432MHz EME...
Date:   10/18/01 11:12:12 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From:   yo2is@yo2kjo.ampr.org
To:     k1rqg@aol.com

From: YO2IS
  Hello Joe, thanks for posting me the 432&up EME-Net notes, do read
them always with interest. Do agree also with your opinions expressed
in the editorial. Am one of them who wishes to preserve the "hard way"
in doing EME, this do not mean am conservative and against the progress
in the use of new technologies. We have to play this game fair no matter
how good, bad or cheap the infrastructures of the own country are !.
 Wish to thank you for the help in getting in touch with Doug, VK3UM,
who gave me the chance to work Oceania on 432MHz EME for my W.A.C. award.
 Best wishes, cu on 432MHz EME in the next leg. 73 Szigy.
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Subj:    432MHz EME...
Date:   10/18/01 11:12:14 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From:   yo2is@yo2kjo.ampr.org
To:     k1rqg@aol.com

From: YO2IS
 Hi Joe, thanks for the last Net-notes and your message.
Have already contacted Trevor, VK4AFL and Doug, VK3UM. 
Sure there is no chance to work VK4AFL under my prezent
restrictions, but it could be succesfull with Doug.
 Do appreciate your help to get my 432MHz WAC completed.
 My eastern window is restricted by a 10m high office
building at only 8m away from my antenna mast !. The two
antennas at the top of the H frame do "see" the Moon at
35 degrees EL or may be lower if the AZ is more to SE.
 Have to wait till the leaves from the trees are gone
to try at some negative declinations towards AZ 130-150.
Sure its a big challenge for me, hi. The UPC TV cable
provider is using now UHF channels also and thats more 
noise on 432 either, especialy towards west below 45 EL.
 The sked with DL7APV is okay now, am open for others too. 
 Pleased to inform that our local Gateway yo2kjo.ampr.org
resumed the E-mail handling, so my favorite adress:

   yo2is@yo2kjo.ampr.org       is again up and running.

Do use as backup the old ones either, no mail get lost !.

73 Szigy.
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K1RQG:  will be on 23cm @ 2100z today..

VE1ALQ: all is well.. QRU and looking for initials on 23cm & 70cm.. 

K5JL:   no traffic.. 

W1ZX/M: no traffic..

W2UHI:  diameter of feed horn determines phase center.. set phase center first
        then set scaler ring for illumination. all is well .. did work WD5AGO,
        VE6NA, VE6TA and many others during the contest.. will be on moon 
        today around 2100z.. 

VE6NA:  fishing season over.. worked 10 last weekend.. heard many stations.. 

WD5AGO: no traffic.. 

W7MEM:  been out of town all week.. will be working on array to go up on 
        tower.. 3 in contest.. N2IQ, OH2PO, & DL9KR.. 

W5LUA/M: in central MO.. going to EN51 & EN52.. getting pretty much settled
        on the 24ghz .. 

N4PU:   inside diameter is 6" x 11" and probe is about 3" .. it is most likely
        not going to work at 1296.. 

W6WE:   very motivated to get 23cm system up and running.. looking for hybrid..
        info on FT-1000 series.. or any mfg to use as tunable IF .. needs to
        get a tree trimmer in first.. then will put the dish in where the trees
        were.. 

N2IQ:   not much to report.. fun in the contest.. no major disasters.. 82x? so
        far.. working on antennas for A0-40 .. 

VE6TA:  22x16 on 23cm last weekend.. was only on Sunday.. rcvd replacement pwr 
        modules for 23cm brick.. will be playing with it today.. put the modules
        in and now it is oscillating.. 

DL9KR:  not much new.. email for K9SQL.. good condx on Sunday but Saturday not so
        good.. k9slq@parlorcity.com  ... 

PA3CSG: found and solved a problem with 3cm gear and retested system and it looks
        good for next weekend.. will be on 10ghz next ARRL contest weekend.. 

ON5RR:  has some problems with 6m dish.. working on another dish for the next 
        weekend.(4 mtr dish) .. try to be on both 23cm and 13cm.. 
        
PA2RCA/JAMBOREE: Bas.. East Netherlands..5/3..5/7.. first USA contact this weekend. 

WA1JOF: no traffic..

WB0GGM: had fun during the contest .. 17x13 and heard many others.. did not 
        complete with W7CI .. call of WA0GGM incorrect.. Worked DJ5MV for a new
        one. 

WA1RVI/M: info on minimum system for 23cm EME.. 

K2DH:   no traffic.. 

VE7BQH: 11:59 AM 10/20/01  USES ZONE ALERT ON CABLE CONNECTIONS .. 



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