Subject: NET NOTES feb 24 2002
From:     K1RQG 

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     Joe, K1RQG 

EME schedules, last update 24 Feb 2002, 12:29

(432 MHz listed only)

Skeds for FEB 25
Time   432.040        432.045        
0030z                 WA4NJP-N1BUG   
0100z  W7MEM -VE6TA   
0130z                 W7MEM -N1BUG   
0200z  W7MEM -N4GJV   
0230z  W7MEM -WB0GGM  
0300z  W7MEM -K9SLQ   K5WXN -N1BUG   
K0YW:   did get on for GM0ONN but nil heard.. 15x7 QSO on SSB .. also worked
        N7AM on cw..

N7AM:   did get on and worked stations last night. HB9Q, LX1DB (SSB/CW), K2UYH, 
        K5JL, K4QI, K0YW, & W2UHI.. 

W2UHI:  not much.. F/G8MBI worked on random.. worked several on SSB.. Had to 
        shut down due to wind.. will be on tonight .. 

K5JL:   worked about 25 stations on SSB.. worked N7AM 449.. high winds today.. 

WA1JOF: easily worked worked LX1DB last night .. heard a lot on SSB .. 

K4EME:  tried to work DL4KG.. got email too late.. RA3LE missed due to tracking
        problems.. 10 degrees off.. sorry and will resked.. did later worked
        VE6TA.. Also worked K5WXN..  sked RA3LE ********

KU4F:   JA6DZI worked this morning with outstanding signal.. will look for
        OK1KIR.. looking for info from K9SLQ..

K5WXN/M: nil from N1BUG.. worked W7MEM.. nil heard during sked W7MEM/K9SLQ.. 
        02/25 0300 k5wxn/n1bug  432.045 ..  will looking for KL7HFQ today..

VE6TA:  worked 4 stations.. UA3PTW, UT3LL, SK0CC(?), K4EME .. good polarity..
        will be on again this afternoon.. 

N1BUG:  heard K5WXN, and was xmt on wrong freq.. worked N4GJV with good signals..
        heard K2UYH but Al did not hear Paul, VK4AFL ran into trees before complete.. 
        ran with WA4NJP but not complete.. run again tonight.. 0030z.. 

WA4NJP: good wx.. but power line noise bad.. good QSOs on 70cm with VK4AFL, K5WXN,
        K9SLQ, & W7MEM.. good signal from N1BUG.. 

W1ZX:   GM0ONN.. heard GM0ONN on 2 transmissions ?? Confirm Ian.. worked LX1DB ssb..
        looking for skeds tonight or anytime .. 

K9SLQ:  had a fun eve.. RA3LE, YO2IS, OK1KIR, & WB0GGM.. all worked.. there were
        a few misses.. heard 7M2PDT .. 

NU7Z:   no traffic.. 

VE1ALQ: no traffic.. did not get on yesterday ..

W7MEM:  sked with GGM tonight.. missed 6 meter sked.. bad wx did not help... find a
        problem  must run less than 50 deg elev.. 

W4SC:   was at W4OP and had troubles with amp during call to K2UYH.. heard many stations
        did work ZS6AXT before amp problems .. See e-mail below for details of W4OP..

LX1DB:  worked W1ZX, WA1JOF.. worked 16 and stopped at 2 in the morning ... did hear
        F/G8??? could not copy due to snow static.. 

DL9KR:  was not on moon yesterday.. very high winds.. may be on tonight.. all in good 
        shape.. storms and lot of snow.. for 9Y4 noy happy that 9Y4 not on 70cm.. 

SM4IVE: nothing to report.. dish project slow.. 

DK3WG:  all skeds nil.. RA3LE did not complete but did hear JA6DZI, JR9NWC, JJ1NNJ ..
        G3HUL, K4EME, SK0CC resked in March .. ********  

9Y4/DL5MAE: cancell sked.. new time .. 0330 02/28 .. FOR KB8RQ  will start 2100z
        tonight .. 
        PE1LWT  02/26 2230 new time
        DM2BHG  03/01 0100 new time
        PA9KT   03/04 0430 new time
        NEW SKDS
        VE3AX   03/26 0600
        G4LOH   03/01 0330
        I2RV    03/01 0400
        F8DO    03/01 0430
        JH2COZ  02/25 0700 TIL MOONSET
        JH5FOQ  02/27 0900

        worked more stations last night 
        heard VE3AX good signals.. 
        25 QSOs now .. I3DLI, K5GW, OK1MS, PA2CHR, OZ1HNE, GM4JJJ, IK1FJI, IK2DDR, 

N9XA    TI9M workeing into East Coast on 6 meters 50.092 CW

F/G0VBA: W2UHI ahead of sked.. may be on random tonight.

GM4ISM:  pa repaired .. 23cm after 2130z.. 

KA0Y:   tried to relay KL7HFQ .. 

KB8RQ:  12:29 PM 2/24/02
Subj:    Operating Notes K6JEY
Date:   2/23/02 1:57:49 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Doug Millar)

Joe et al,
        I have been very busy with job but did do some listening last night. 
Conditions were not very good. Did hear K1FO but not his usual signal 
strength. Howerver, I put in a DCI bandpass filter after the antenna pre 
amp and it made a big difference: fewer birdies and  quieter noise floor. 
Hope to be more active next month.
                Doug K6JEY
Subj:    Re: NET NOTES FEB 23, 2002
Date:   2/23/02 2:09:38 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Frank - PA4FP)

Hi Joe,

Wasn't QRV during my skeds in the SW.
We got high winds here in Europe, up to 120Km/hour.
So hope to be QRV next SW.
Please let the skeds comming in!

73`s Frank - PA4FP

432MHz EME:
4x 26el DJ9BV-OPT70 / 0,29dB NF / 1Kw at the masthead / H-Pol & full el.
Subj:    More JA info
Date:   2/23/02 3:09:21 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Melum)

>From: SUGIMOTO Takao <>
>Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 21:22:43 +0900
>Subject: re QRV70cm??
>X-Mailer: AL-Mail32 Version 1.12
>Hello Mike,
>Sorry for my late responding.
>My 70cm EME system is not available now.
>We have an EME webpage < >
>Best 73,

Tnx & 73

Mike, KL6M  BP51dc    Webpage:
432 EME - FT-736; FT-767; 9.2 Meter Dish; DEM 0.4dB; 700 WATTS
Subj:    Net notes
Date:   2/23/02 6:02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Trevor Benton)

Hi Joe - could someone please advise the procedure for
SWR adjustment on a 23cm W2IMU feedhorn. Some notes
that I have suggest removing the nulling post & one probe
then trimming each probe on its own - is this the correct 
way to do it?
   Regards & 73`s, Trevor, VK4AFL.
Subj:    Net notes
Date:   2/23/02 6:02:31 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Trevor Benton)

VK4AFL - worked HB9Q with a big signal, VK3UM &
JA6DZI on with good signals, nothing else heard Sat,
50 to 60 deg of Faraday shift. Will be on again Sun.
73`s, VK4AFL.

Subj:    well i hear stations
Date:   2/24/02 1:26:01 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Roger K. Hansen)

finally climbed the tow and reset the rotators and could now hear
stations, besides kl6m (only 25 miles away) \but didn't make any
contacts even though I tried.  Heard the following stations UA3PTW,
YO2IS, K1FO, KU4F, K9SLQ(?),S5? and of course KL6M.  Maybe tomorrow will
be able to work some stations.  will be on around 1900Z.  

Hear that VE7bqh was recovering normally, but he ain't normal but do
wish him all the best in his un-normal recovery period.

Roger  KL7HFQ
Subj:    Skeds last night
Date:   2/24/02 4:45:07 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (iain.gm0onn)

Joe,  Had rx problems last night.   I heard nothing.   Spoke to Mark GM4ISM on 
the phone and could hear his audio on 23cm with many stations. (He blew up his PA)   
I don't know what the problem is, but cannot investigate until early March as 
away on business again.    Please give my apologies to the guys!!!!!   

73   Iain,   GM0ONN
Subj:    [Moon-Net] UHF: 23  cm activity from GM
Date:   2/24/02 11:27:44 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Mark Hughes)
Reply-to: (Mark Hughes)

GM4ISM will be QRV  tonight on 23cm EME after about 21:30
PA repaired ( again ) 
Heard many good signals on SSB last night, nF improved to 0.35 dB
OE9XXI, OE9ERC, HB9Q, K5JL, K0YW, W2UHI, LX1DB, K2UYH all Q5 copy

W1ZX was 529 calling GM0ONN, who had RX problems, while I had TX problems HI
Skeds welcome ( PA allowing HI)
Subj:    Re: NET NOTES FEB 23, 2002
Date:   2/24/02 12:29:33 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Al Katz)

Hi Joe,

On 70 cm I heard nil in my sked with N1BUG.  Paul did hear me (O).  This
is encouraging and we will probably try again tonight.  Otherwise I made
a few other QSOs, but activity seemed very light.

The next day on 23 cm, I had a great time at the beginning of SSB
contest.  Signals and conditions seemed excellent.  The SSB copy of many
of the bigger stations was perfect -- better than 20 m!  We had good WX
here, but apparently this was not the case in Eur.  Many regular Eur
stations were missing.  I did QSO on CW N7AM.  After the moon set in Eur
things got very quiet and I took a break.  I came back on for the JA/VK
window, but heard nothing except my own echoes.  After an hour of CQs
with nil results, I discovered that my 726 had jumped a MHz and that I
was on 1297 not 1296! By this time the moon was at 16 degs and blockage
a real problem.  I went down to 1296, and called for another 15 minutes
with similar nil results.  This was very disappointing.  I wonder how
others made out?

Please add me to GM0ONN's 1296 sked list.  I still want to work him.

73, Al - K2UYH
Subj:   SSB Weekend at Dales. W4OP in NC
Date:   2/24/02 12:41:07 PM Eastern Standard Time
From:   W4sc
To:     K1rqg

Hi to all,

Was at Dales W4OP, for 23cm SSB party.

We had very good conditions, WX perfect, RX perfect, bad AMP problems.

Dale worked ZS6AXT (for a new one I believe).  Called W2UHI on CW and the AMP 
"blew up".  Could not transmit, so we listened.

The following heard on CW:  WA1JOF 559,  N7AM 329,  HB9Q 579.

The following heard on SSB: W1ZX 4/54/5, W7BBM 33, F2TU 56, K0YW 57, 
OE9ERC 55/6, K4QI 55, K5JL 57, HB9Q 57,  K2UYH 56, W2UHI 56, LX1DB 58+, 
W1QC 55, and KD5FZX 55.

LX1DB had a BIG signal with excellent audio, peaking "S9" on the meter at times.  
W1ZX had a "pile up" at one time, with I believe OE9ERC, K0YW, and F2TU(?) calling.

Dale will be working on the amp to resolve problem.

73  Ben  W4SC