Subject: NET NOTES DECEMBER 22 2001
From:     K1RQG 
         

     Most recent Schedules can be found here 

    Also submit your sked requests to Joe:

     Joe, K1RQG 


NET BEGINS
+++++++  HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL  +++++++

Any sked requests for Jan 26/27 weekend ??????  send them now.. 

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

This is a direct link to the latest skeds. Copy and save it to
your favorites.
http://www.dl4eby.de/ltskd.htm


73 de Joe
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EME schedules, last update 22 Dec 2001, 01:11

(432 MHz listed only)
Skeds for DEC 29
Time   432.040        
0100z  VE6TA -EA3DXU  
0130z  VE6TA -RA3LE   
0200z  VE6TA -RW3PF   
0230z  VE6TA -W7MEM   


EME schedules, last update 22 Dec 2001, 01:11

(2304 MHz listed only)
Skeds for DEC 29
Time   2304.100       
1800z  OE9XXI-ON5RR   

(432 MHz listed only)
Skeds for JAN  5
Time   432.060        432.069        
0600z  DK3WG -UA4NM   
0630z  DL7APV-UA4NM   
0730z                 UA4NM -DL1EJA  
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K1RQG:  HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all.. 

VE6NA:  been working on watercooling system. also working on Thompson tube amp TH-328.. 

W2UHI:  QRV on 23cm EME.. did get on last Sunday after net and had a good time. Did check
        out the differences between TS-870 and TS-2000 with appropriate xvrts. Seems that
        now they pretty much compare. TS-2000 does not have 23cm module, just 23cm to 144m
        xvtr. www.w2uhi.com has many pix of EME antennas.. 

K0YW:   echo same comments about the TS-2000.. was also involved in last Sunday gathering
        on 23cm EME.. found some preamps with U310 device.. and using them infront of
        TS-2000 to help.. 

WD5AGO: should have 222 EME running by January.. 

VE3RFQ: ..

WA1JOF: Readout resolution on TS-2000 is expanded with the 23cm module installed.. 
        will be on moon around 2130z.. 
        
N6IJ:   Pat.. Monterey, Ca.. questions about parabolic ant.. growing interest in 
        EME at an old Military installation (FT ORD) 8 to 10 meter dishes have been
        offered. Army MARS facilities are available.. meamonte@hotmail.com 
        web site http://comunities.msn.com/n6ij       @@@@@@@@@@

K4AR:   QRV on 70cm.. skeds welcome   k4ar@arrl.net  in Tennessee

K5JL:   concurs with comments about the TS-2000...will not be on 23cm today..

W1TDK:  Todd.. questions about dish size ... 

VE9RWG: Seasons Greetings.. 

KL7HFQ: will not be QRV until spring .. 

N4PU:   not traffic.. working on 23cm amp.. 

K5WXN:  comments about W0RAP dish on 432 .. control system is not back together yet..
        HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all..

N7AM:   still working on the 23cm system.. working on the amp.. 

DF3RU:  hi winds and lot of snow.. will be on tonight for a while.. Merry Christmas..

DL9KR:  12" of snow.. Autobahn is jammed up and some folks stuck for 20 hours..

PA3CSG: no snow .. ADSP kit is good LF spectrum analyzer.. 

W1ZX:   No traffic.. 

F2LB:   ????

G4MZI:  Gerry.. dipole.. Birmingham.. 

WB0GGM: now snowing.. will be on next weekend.. 

K9SLQ:  Wayne.. looking for skeds.. k9slq@amsat.org.. 

VE4MA:  looking for info on activity today on 23cm.. 
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Subj:    K1RQG: 70cm goodies for sale
Date:   12/19/01 4:31:15 AM Eastern Standard Time
From:   jimmyv@hol.gr (Dimitris Vitorakis)
To:     k1rqg@aol.com

Merry Christmas!

We are fine here, very cold in Greece we are not accutomed to such weather. 
0C and in parts of Northern Greece temperature is down to -17C !!!

I am giving some FB 70 cm gear which I will NO longer use since m 70cm aerials 
were destroyed. QRT on 70cm. I was wondering if you can help me and put it in 
the section "for sale" in the eme newsletter ???

Do not know who to send it to for the newsletter, so i thought of you. Hope i 
do not cause any inconvenience?


A couple of items are already sold, so here is what remains:


 Contact SV1BTR at jimmyv@hol.gr 

1. Complete dycast preamp box including:
Cavity preamp, 22db gain 0.22nf, brand new  
Second stage unconditionably stable professional commercial preamp, high ip3 
(+28dbm) & 30db return loss!!!, 25db gain, 1.1nf, Coaxial relay HF-400 by EME
TX+RX lines made of Andrews Superflex coaxial cable with N male Andrews connectors 
on both ends (9m+17m respectively)
20m of cable for coaxial relay and preamp voltage supply, included.
Excellent bandpass customized filter by DCI. 500KHz wide, centered at 432MHz, >100db 
out of bandwidth rejection!, 2db insertion loss, 35db return loss!
 
Ask for a total of $650 shipping included
 

2. DCI-10MHz wide customized bandpass filter, 80db out of bandwidth rejection, 0.23db 
insertion loss, 35db return loss, $195 shipping included
  
3. 432MHz lowpass coaxial filter for harmonics suppression, with 7/16 to N adaptors, 
>30db 1st, >42db 2nd, >48db 3rd, >50 4th harmonic , good for up to 2.5-3kw through pwr 
$120 shipping included

4. Two halfwave, 4 port power dividers, rugged construction, with silver plated N 
connectors, fully waterproof. Slightly used but in excellent condition. Ask for $80 each, 
shipping included.
 
Thank you for your interest,
73s Jimmy SV1BTR
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Subj:    To NET NOTES
Date:   12/19/01 6:11:14 AM Eastern Standard Time
From:   sven.o.nordin@telia.com (Sven Nordin)
To:     K1rqg@aol.com

Hi Joe. 

I dont know if I shall send technical stuff to you ? 
Pse correct my English and if there is totaly wrong what I say (hihi).

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Got this info from LU6KK pse QSP.

Sven the new email adreess for any sked propose , and all about EME activity its 
lu6kk@internoa.com I rx the sked propose for LU7DZ on this acount. 

ok ?
tnx
Fred  LU6KK

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Scheduling techniques for 432 MHz: 
It rather easy to synchronize sked-time but to "synchronize" frequency is more difficult. 
One way to go on same frequency is to make sked on 28 MHz just before 432 MHz sked and 
use a 28 MHz frequency that is 432 divided by 15. And then listening to the 15th harmonic 
on 432 MHz.  The method works of corse only if there is a 28 MHz skip for that moment, 
however one can do this calibration other time of course. If you use a transceiver that 
contains both 28 and 432 the other station tune to the first station. I have tried to 
listen to the 15th harmonics and it is weak but strong enough to zero-beat on. What do 
you think? Is this a method OK?             Ex: 432.090  / 15 = 28.806

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Transceiver to PA "conflict": If you have a transceiver with SWR-protection there will 
be a conflict when tuning the input of PA. When the trx "see" higher SWR it close down 
power and it becomes more "un resistive" output from trx and you have to tune input of 
PA again and so on. To get rid of this problem; put an isolator (or circulator with 
dummy-load) close to PA input circuit and the trx will "see" resistive 50 Ohm all time 
when tuning PA input circuit and v.v. It works UFB for me on 432 MHz using a 450 MHz 
surplus circulator, as it is rather broad banded. I need no more tune anything on PA 
and the output increased even if there is a 0.2 dB insertion loss for the circulator. 
Please note that the signal goes only one way in a isolator so there is no RX path 
through the isolator.

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73 from Sven op at SK0CC
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Subj:    Merry X-mas
Date:   12/21/01 9:31:47 AM Eastern Standard Time
From:   Michal.Chominski@epo.ericsson.se (Michal Chominski (EPO))
To:     K1rqg@aol.com ('K1rqg@aol.com')

Hi Joe,
     I would like to wish you and yours, and through you other EME-ers a Merry X-mas 
     and a Happy New Year. I hope to be able to get back on EME before too long as soon 
     as I have my other problems solved. Fortunetely I know that there is some new EME 
     activity from SP so I feel a little better now.
                               73/ Mike SP5CJT. 
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rw3pf@efremov.tula.net    @@@@@@@@@@@@@
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Subj:    Net Notes
Date:   12/22/01 8:53:08 AM Eastern Standard Time
From:   ve1alq@nbnet.nb.ca (Darrell)
To:     k1rqg@aol.com

Hi Joe & All;

I do not expect to be around at Net Time, and would like to take this 
opportunity to wish One and All Very Merry Christmas and a Great 2002.
Something that may be of interest:
I joined eQSL http://www.eqsl.cc/qslcard/index.cfm and of all the calls I 
could quickly think of within the 432 & ABOVE group, there were QSL cards 
there for everyone I checked, K5JL, K0YW, W2UHI, just to name a few.....may 
be worth checking for those missing cards.
Regards & Thanks, Darrell

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Lunar Weekend Calendar for  2002 by G3SEK
At 2400 Sat/ Declination Signals Sun offset Skytemp Com
  0000 Sun         (deg)       (dB)      (deg) (K,432MHz)
 Jan 05/06          -0.6       0.9        -92        20        
 Jan 12/13         -24.2      -0.4         -7        41     
 Jan 19/20          -0.5      -0.8        +71        20     
*Jan 26/27          24.3       0.4       +154        29     
 Feb 02/03          -5.0       0.8       -110        20     
 Feb 09/10         -23.6      -0.5        -26        41     
 Feb 16/17           3.2      -0.8        +51        20     
*Feb 23/24          24.2       0.5       +133        20    
 Mar 02/03          -8.9       0.8       -129        23    
 Mar 09/10         -22.4      -0.6        -45        24    
 Mar 16/17           7.0      -0.7        +32        20     
*Mar 23/24          23.6       0.6       +114        20    
 Mar 30/31         -12.3       0.7       -148        26    
 Apr 06/07         -20.7      -0.7        -64        18    
 Apr 13/14          10.7      -0.7        +14        24    
*Apr 20/21          22.3       0.7        +96        14    
 Apr 27/28         -15.2       0.6       -168        29    
 May 04/05         -18.6      -0.7        -82        20    
 May 11/12          14.0      -0.6         -6        24     
*May 18/19          20.0       0.7        +79        13    
 May 25/26         -18.0       0.5       +173        29    
 Jun 01/02         -16.1      -0.8       -101        17    
 Jun 08/09          16.9      -0.6        -24        24     
*Jun 15/16          16.8       0.8        +63        14    
 Jun 22/23         -20.5       0.5       +156        66    
 Jun 29/30         -13.3      -0.8       -120        17    
 Jul 06/07          19.3      -0.5        -42        27    
*Jul 13/14          13.1       0.9        +47        14    
 Jul 20/21         -22.7       0.4       +139        166   
 Jul 27/28         -10.1      -0.9       -138        20     
*Aug 03/04          21.5      -0.4        -61        29    
 Aug 10/11           9.2       0.9        +31        15    
 Aug 17/18         -24.4       0.3       +122        166   
 Aug 24/25          -6.6      -0.9       -156        19     
*Sep 00/01          23.3      -0.3        -80        35    
 Sep 07/08           5.5       0.9        +13        15    
 Sep 14/15         -25.4       0.2       +105        149   
 Sep 21/22          -2.9      -0.9       -173        20     
*Sep 28/29          24.8      -0.2        -98        35    
 Oct 05/06           2.0       1.0         -8        21    
 Oct 12/13         -25.4       0.1        +87        41    
 Oct 19/20           0.8      -0.9       +165        19     
*Oct 26/27          25.7      -0.1       -117        29    
 Nov 02/03          -1.6       1.0        -27        20     
 Nov 09/10         -24.8       0.0        +68        41    
 Nov 16/17           4.5      -0.9       +146        20     
*Nov 23/24          25.7       0.0       -135        20    
 Dec 00/01          -5.5       1.0        -46        20    
 Dec 07/08         -23.6      -0.1        +48        24    
 Dec 14/15           8.0      -0.9       +126        20     
*Dec 21/22          24.7       0.1       -153        20    
 Dec 28/29          -9.7       1.0        -64        23     
NET ENDS
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