Subject: NET NOTES DECEMBER 29 2001
From:     K1RQG 
         

     Most recent Schedules can be found here 

    Also submit your sked requests to Joe:

     Joe, K1RQG 


NET BEGINS
**** I took the liberty to reprint a public message posted on MOON-NET 
by WB9UWA. His comments about 432 & above are a bit troubling to me. It
is obvious that some of the folks that are on 2 meter EME do read about
432 & above activity, but for some reason are reluctant to participate.

Are we turning new-comers off by actually communicating via amateur 
radio? The inference I see is that if one cannot communicate directly
with another EME participant, a sked can neither be made nor a contact 
confirmed unless both parties are in e-mail contact or on "The Logger". 

The comments about "smoke signals" and Part 15 are equally disturbing. 
You don't suppose that the thought of completing a bonafide contact via
the moon without the aid of other communications may intimidate some??

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 29 Dec 2001, 12:28

(432 MHz listed only)
Skeds for JAN  5
Time   432.060        
0600z  DK3WG -UA4NM   
0630z  DL7APV-UA4NM   

EME schedules, last update 29 Dec 2001, 12:28

(1296 MHz listed only)
Skeds for DEC 29
Time   1296.050       1296.080       
2100z                 PA3CSG-GM0ONN  
2130z                 G4CCH -GM0ONN  
2200z                 OE9ERC-GM0ONN  
2300z                 LX1DB -GM0ONN  
2345z                 K5JL  -GM0ONN  


EME schedules, last update 29 Dec 2001, 12:28

(2304 MHz listed only)
Skeds for DEC 29
Time   2304.100       
1800z  OE9XXI-ON5RR   
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Subj:    Net News...
Date:   12/23/01 2:53:09 PM Eastern Standard Time
From:   yo2is@yo2kjo.ampr.org
To:     k1rqg@aol.com

From: YO2IS
   Dear Joe, thanks for the all those usefull net-notes you have
 mailed us, despite your heavy QRL load. Do agree with your opinion
 about the actual EME mentalities. Always do remember with pleasure
 how Jan, DL9KR, "converted" me from the classic UHF to 70cm EME !
 It started in the late '80, always on 14345 KHz, till my first
 random QSO, on 7 sept 90, with SM4IVE...my EME teacher got to be
 my 7 th initial, hi...
  Not to much to report from this end. Lately got QSL's from VK3UM,
 UA3PTW, EA8FF and DL7APV, all are initials, realy do appreciate the
 cards and nice pictures. My score is up to 125 confirmed from 155
 initials. Despite several tries, no idea how to get 9M2BV confirmed.
  Am still open for 70cm EME skeds, will do the best to get on.
  We got a very early and cold winter, its not we did expect !.
  Season greetings and a happy & prosperous New-Year 2002.
  
  73 Szigy, yo2is     73/88 Delia, yo2dm
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Subj:    [Moon-Net] All: skeds and 432 EME
Date:   12/27/01 9:06:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
From:   wb9uwa@gte.net (WB9UWA Jim Shaffer)
To:     moon-net@nlsa.com

Hi All,

I have requested skeds via direct E-mail (E-mail addresses in sked87) for
stations that show skeds in skd87 currently that would be an initial for WB9UWA. 
For reasons unknown, there has been no answer. They are as follows:

RX3QFM
SM2LKW
K5UGM
N4IP
UA3TCF
JR5JXV

I am still open for some skeds, especially 1/1/02 since I have that day off
and conditions should be good. This weekend, I would like to concentrate on 
medium size 4 yagi stations, as the sky is a  bit noisey.

Where are all the activity reports? I would like to try some EME random, but
what frequency and when? I have had poor luck in the past trying for a tail 
end of someones sked.

I have been giving some thought to trying 432 EME, but the situation for 432
looks troubling. According to the 432 and above newsletter, very few of the 
432 group are on Moon-net and much fewer are on the logger. 20 meters is said 
to be the way to communicate to this group.
I seldom hear Europe on 20 meters during the net. This doesn't hold much
hope for me. Perhaps I should plan on trying smoke signals too? With the 
strong possibility of part 15 devices operating at 432, do I really want to 
make this investment?

73, Jim Shaffer, WB9UWA
2M EME 18.5dbd 2x GU74b.
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K5UGM:  no traffic.. been up all night working on stuff.. nothing new on 23cm.

W2UHI:  good time on moon last night. OZ6OL, N2IQ, K5JL, K9BCT, G4CCH all 
        worked.. will be on tonight if wx ok.. had to shovel to dish.. about
        50 inches of snow in last few days.. condx good and TS-2000 well. 
        
K0YW:   no activity on 23cm.. been busy with visitors.. been on 6 meters a bit..
        RE: WB9UWA COMMENTS
        [Bruce] compares 70cm & above to mountain climbing, the higher you go the 
        more difficult it is to accomplish your goals.. we all are willing to help
        our fellow amateurs. 

W7CNK:  playing on 6 meters as well..   got a phase lock loop running on DEM
        unit and working well.. 

W1ZX/M: worked VE4MA and a few others.. 
        RE: WB9UWA COMMENTS
        [Willie says] quit trying to change them.. it'll never happen.. 
        
WA1JOF: did hear VE4MA very weak.. not complete.. sent "T" and then quit. Did
        Barry hear anything from Don.. 

VE6NA:  a few flurries.. blew up 23cm amp.. not QRV .. been on 6 meters.. 
        RE: WB9UWA COMMENTS
        [Brain] looks at 70cm & above as a real challenge and finds the group very
        helpful in all aspects. 

KA0Y:   not much snow.. was on last night and worked a few..W1ZX, W7BBM (SSB) 
        N2UO, K2UYH (SSB).. heard VE4MA send "M" to WA1JOF.. 
        RE: WB9UWA COMMENTS
        [Ken] started at 2 meters and if wasn't for all the help from other active
        amateurs, would not be where he [KA0Y] is today. 2 meters, 222mhz, 70cm & 23cm

W4OP:   did not listen on moon last night. making great progress on the amp and
        now working on plumbing and cooling system. hopes that in a couple of
        weeks, will have some power ...

K5JL:   RE: WB9UWA COMMENTS
        [Jay] Disturbed about comments concerning 432 & above, when one has not tried
        it and no experience.. should not make negative comments.. 

W7MEM:  looking for 6 meters to open .. 

SM2CEW: RE: WB9UWA COMMENTS
        [Peter] would like the net to know:
        There are also folks on the lower bands that feel as we do. Just to let
        us know that there are many on 2 meters and below that are of the same
        thoughts as 432 & above.. you do not need all the fancy software, DSP,
        and internet connections to be on EME .. Get on the moon, try it, and
        you can get help from all. 

VE1ALQ: good morning to all.. working on house.. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.  

DL9KR:  Saesons Greetings to all.. wish all 2 meter DX-pedtions would bring along
        432 EME equipment too!!!!
        RE: WB9UWA COMMENTS
        [Jan] agrees with Peter.. 

GM0ONN: Seasons Greetings.. had a preamp problem last night and has it fixed..
        Linear now .. will be circular next week. 6' dish 230w .. 

PA3CSG: no traffic.. will be on 23cm today.. winding new xfmr.. HV.. 

DK3WG:  no traffic.. will not be on this weekend..  

LX1DB:  will be on tonight if snow not too much.. 

CT1DMK: all the best to net .. received many e-mails about 23cm amps and will reply 
        to all..  thanks to all. 

HB9BBD: will not be onb rest of weekend .. will be out .. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL
        thanks for all the QSOs in 2001 .. 

DJ5MN:  SEASONS GREETINGS .. 

W2FHO/M2: RE: WB9UWA COMMENTS
        like weight training..

N2IQ:   no snow.. on 23cm last night .. Eur window.. worked a few.. will be on 
        early but gone later.. New Years wish is to let DL9KR know the wrong
        date for ARRL contest weekend !!!!!!!!!

W4RDI:  been busy and not much more to offer.. HAPPY NEW YEAR .. 
        for TS-2000 .. kenwood.net click on amateur..
        has a program to computer control radio.. 

W7SZ:   very hi winds .. did work W7LHL 5w/15w  ON 3CM 10' dish to 10' dish.. 

WB0GGM: worked DJ5NV last night.. anyone QRV that needs John.. ?? looking for W4ZRZ..

W4YLM:  .. 

NU7Z:   looking for updates for the microwave directory.. 
        need info on following calls:
        DJ7FI:  EMAIL ADDRESS AND CONFIRM BANDS ACTIVE
        DL0SHF: EMAIL ADDRESS AND CONFIRM BANDS ACTIVE
        DL9EBL: EMAIL ADDRESS AND CONFIRM BANDS ACTIVE
        EA2BK:  EMAIL ADDRESS AND CONFIRM BANDS ACTIVE
        F5AQC:  EMAIL ADDRESS AND CONFIRM BANDS ACTIVE
        F5ELL:  EMAIL ADDRESS AND CONFIRM BANDS ACTIVE
        F6CGI:  EMAIL ADDRESS AND CONFIRM BANDS ACTIVE
        HB9SV:  EMAIL ADDRESS AND CONFIRM BANDS ACTIVE
        IK2RTI: EMAIL ADDRESS AND CONFIRM BANDS ACTIVE
        I4CHY:  EMAIL ADDRESS AND CONFIRM BANDS ACTIVE
        I6AZU:  EMAIL ADDRESS AND CONFIRM BANDS ACTIVE
        IK6EIW: EMAIL ADDRESS AND CONFIRM BANDS ACTIVE
        IN3HER: EMAIL ADDRESS AND CONFIRM BANDS ACTIVE
        JA7BMB: EMAIL ADDRESS AND CONFIRM BANDS ACTIVE
        ON4UV:  EMAIL ADDRESS AND CONFIRM BANDS ACTIVE
        OZ1IPU: EMAIL ADDRESS AND CONFIRM BANDS ACTIVE
        WA6EXV: EMAIL ADDRESS AND CONFIRM BANDS ACTIVE & EQUIPMENT ON 3CM
        Please respond to nu7z@aol.com or to net notes with any updates.

KB8RQ/M: HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL ...

VE7BQH: 11:59 AM 12/29/01

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