Subject: NET NOTES MARCH 3 2002
From:     K1RQG 

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     Joe, K1RQG 

****** Please send any sked requests for Mar 23/24. This is DUBUS Contest *******

Al, K2UYH, editor of the 432 & Above News Letter, reminds all that the
NL is available via e-mail and the internet. You can get the NL in .pdf
or .doc format from KD4LT and also it is on the PA0ZN web site. Back
issues of the NL are also stored at PA0ZN site. 

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73 de Joe

Subj:    ALL: HB9Q update
Date:   3/3/02 8:45:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (HB9Q, Dan Gautschi)
To: ('moon-net'), ('K2UYH'),

File:  SSB-Contest2002.txt (1965 bytes)
DL Time (32000 bps): < 1 minute

Dear friends
February 23/24 were again very windy at our QTH, up to 80 km/h. Activity
from Japan and Europe was very low.
We were QRV for the SSB EME contest an tried to defend our title of last
year. However we made less QSO's then in 2001. Never the less it was a lot
of fun!
We got a very interesting comment from Ken:
Hi, It is 1920 UTC and I am copying your CW CQ off the Moon now on 1296.019
MHz using a single 23 element Tonna modified for mounting a WD5AGO LNA 0.3
db NF right at the feed point. Great stuff this EME SWL usind "wet string"
73 Ken G8VR ( since 1938)

Here our 1296 log:
List of initial QSOs by HB9Q on 23 cm.
Type of propagation: EME                Mode: All mode
From 23/02/2002 to 24/11/2002                                                              --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
NUM.    DATE     TIME CALLSIGN        LOCAT. TX       RX        Points  Multiplier
   1 23/02/2002 14:07 OZ6OL           JO65DJ 41       54      2         1   
   2 23/02/2002 14:14 F2TU            JN38LG 41       55      2         1
   3 23/02/2002 14:46 JH0YSI          PM85VJ 419      RO      1         1
   4 23/02/2002 16:24 HA5SHF          JN97MN 429      52      1           
   5 23/02/2002 17:00 OH2DG           KP30CK 41       42      2         1
   6 23/02/2002 17:12 IK2MMB          JN45PQ 55       55      2
   7 23/02/2002 17:19 I0UGB           JN62BO 54       57      2 
   8 23/02/2002 19:38 GW3XYW          IO71XR 54       55      2         1 
   9 23/02/2002 20:11 IK3COJ          JN65BL 539      54      1
  10 23/02/2002 20:27 ZS6AXT          KG33VV 549      56      2         1
  11 23/02/2002 21:13 K5JL            EM15   57       58      2         1
  12 23/02/2002 21:51 W1QC            FN42HU 55       55      2         1
  13 23/02/2002 21:53 KD5FZX          EM12NP 55       55      2
  14 23/02/2002 21:56 K2UYH           FN20OF 54       56      2 
  15 23/02/2002 22:00 OZ4MM           JO55GH 55       56      2 
  16 23/02/2002 22:24 W6HD            CM98PF 54       55      2         1
  17 23/02/2002 22:30 K4QI            FM06JA 53       56      2         1
  18 24/02/2002 00:19 N7AM            CN87   O        RO                CW only
  19 24/02/2002 00:22 K0YW            DM67EM 57       57      2         1
  20 24/02/2002 00:28 LX1DB           JN39EO 58       58      2         
  21 24/02/2002 00:48 W1ZX            FM18LG 54       54      2
  22 24/02/2002 01:29 OE9ERC          JN47VL 55       56      2 
  23 24/02/2002 02:14 W7BBM           DM42MB 419      55      2
Total     41      x   11 = 451 

We also spent a couple hours on 432 working VK4AFL and JA6DZU (#176).

On 144 MHz we had a technical problem on the TX-side which we only could fix
February 26th. So no QSO's during the weekend. We are very happy to have
worked Wolfgang, 9Y4/DL5MAE, after fixing our problem for DXCC #121.

We plan to be QRV March 23rd for the 432 DUBUS contest. We will advice about
exact activity times on the moon-net and on just before the

vy 73 es happy moonbouncing

Dan, HB9CRQ / KT6Q
head of HB9Q
Subj:    EME Initial Top List
Date:   3/3/02 8:50:33 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (HB9Q, Dan Gautschi)
To: ('moon-net'),, ('K2UYH')

Dear friends
we have once more upgraded our EME Initial Top List: Please
have a look at it and let us know what you think!
And even more important, make sure your standings are up-to-date on all the
We have included all EME bands from 50 to 48000 MHz!
Your input makes the difference! Please help us to grow our list to the most
up-to-date Top-List on the WEB and on any publication!

vy 73 es happy moonbouncing

Dan, HB9CRQ / KT6Q
head of HB9Q
Subj:    EME
Date:   3/3/02 9:19:32 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Bernd Wilde)

Hi Joe,

have the 432 EME-antenna not back in operation yet. Cleaned all contact point so 
far and most of the open feed lines are mounted back on the array.
Will be qrv till REF/DUBUS contest. 
Booked Praha conference last week. cu there ??

73 Bernd DL7APV
K1RQG:  Very high winds and heavy rain..

W2UHI:  snow, lot of it, and more coming.. 

K5JL:   7 degrees and waiting for warm wx to come back.. 

WA9NGO: snow  as well.. bad driving condx.. 

W5LUA:  bad wx today again.. started out 15 deg .. working on paper for SVHF conf..
        skeds *********

KU4F:   74 deg rain and heavy winds.. could not untie the dish.. what is the departure
        tax ??? saw had to pay 4500 crowns to get out of CZ ?? Can someone give us
        clarification ?? Zednik ??? 

W4SC:   no activity report.. morse gear reducer 200:1, 2" output shaft on E-bay 1709356880
        looking for MA-COM Omni info 2082614503 part number .. need to know what this is.
        Looking for MACOM detector. (260129 another number) W5LUA reports they are 3db attn.

W7SZ:   jsut back from R & R in Ha.. did fix az system on 3 meter dish.. back on 3cm .. 

W7MEM:  no traffic.. will be QRV during Dubus..

WA1JOF: looking for skeds .. *******

AA5C:   not much going on.. will try to set up 3cm skeds with Europeans.. has some 
        oscillations.. also trying to put side mount on tower for 24ghz .. 

AA9FC:  lost soul.. 

DK3WG:  no traffic.. 

LX1DB:  good wx.. 9cm amplifier is working now.. Now QRV with 120w at feed .. 2 solid
        state amps in par.. Willie will check and let us know for sure next week.. 

SM2CEW: was on 23cm this morning .. no one else there. JH0YSI *******

F/G0VBA: Notes for Prague .. be careful on car rental in other countries to take cars
        into Cz.. Avis & Hertz CONFIRM that they will not insure cars for driving  
        in CZ. A number of countries need Visa to get into CZ .. Also Euro Car and
        Alamo are the same as Hertz & Avis.. (CT1DMK) avaiable for skeds.. lead time
        for VISA is about 2 months.. 

DL9KR:  air fares London to Hahn airport is 2 hours from Frankfort.. low air fares, but
        quite a drive.. will be around skeds weekend.. will be in US in April on Businees.

CT1DMK: taxes from Franfort & London about $12. Madrid the same.. not too active on EME
        DSP-10 running now on EME .. all looks good.. 

SM4IVE: working with 3w .. FT-817 .. 

SM6CKU: just to say hello.. all is ok. will be at EME 2002.. 

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