Subject: NET NOTES OCTOBER 20 2001
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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)
K1RQG de DL7APV
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
Received on sat my new tx line 1 7/8" !!!
73 bernd DL7APV
Subj: [Moon-Net] Results 1296
Date: 10/14/01 2:12:23 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (Bengt A. Jockert)
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
Subj: [Moon-Net] ARRL EME first leg 23 cm
Date: 10/14/01 2:13:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (F6ETI)
Results for this first participation at the ARRL EME contest (first leg) on
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
Subj: [Moon-Net] DL4MUP - 1296MHz 1st Leg ARRL
Date: 10/14/01 3:50:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (Dave Powis)
DL4MUP - JN58ri
1st operation on 1296 EME - my previous call was G4HUP, active on 144 EME 1993/4.
Results of 1st weekend (all initials!):
OE9XXI, HB9SV, OE9ERC, G3LTF, G4CCH, K5JL, F6CGJ, K0YW
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)
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
73 & tnx to all the stations who we worked - they weren't all easy ones!
73, Dave, DL4MUP/G4HUP
Subj: Contest weekend report
Date: 10/14/01 3:55:36 PM Eastern Daylight Time
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,
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,
Subj: [Moon-Net] UHF:23cm G4CCH - 1st Leg ARRL contest
Date: 10/14/01 5:16:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Howard Ling)
To: email@example.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
Here's a list of the stations worked:
13 October 2001
F1ANH, JH5LUZ, OE5EYM, JA6AHB, DJ5MN, HB9BHU, JA8IAD, ZS6AXT, F5PAU,
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,
14 October 2001
IK3COJ, HA5SHF, HB9BCD, OH2DG, HB9Q, KA0Y, OE5JFL, VE6TA, LU8EDR, DO6ME
Initial160??, EA3UM, K2AH, NL7F (#161) and Country #31
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
Subj: [Moon-Net] K7XQ First Pass EME results
Date: 10/14/01 9:06:26 PM Eastern Daylight Time
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:
DK3WG new initial
KJ9I new initial
SM2CEW new initial
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
OE5EYM new DXCC new initial
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.
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2001 11:51:31 EDT
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
THE TRUTH IS STILL OUT THERE SUMWHERE???
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: firstname.lastname@example.org (K1RQG)
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.
Subj: [Moon-Net] VK3UM 432 EME Contest Activity report.
Date: 10/15/01 7:13:07 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (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.
(worked at -0.5° moon!)
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.
Date: 10/16/01 11:08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
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.
Subj: 432MHz EME...
Date: 10/18/01 11:12:12 AM Eastern Daylight Time
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.
Subj: 432MHz EME...
Date: 10/18/01 11:12:14 AM Eastern Daylight Time
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org is again up and running.
Do use as backup the old ones either, no mail get lost !.
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
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.. email@example.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
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 ..