Subject: NET NOTES APR 27 2002
From:     K1RQG 

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     Joe, K1RQG 



Subj:    EME Initial Top List
Date:   4/21/02 4:17:38 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (HB9Q, Dan Gautschi)
To: ('moon-net'),

Dear friends
don't forget to update your standings at
Any comment is welcome!

vy 73 es happy moonbouncing

Dan, HB9CRQ / KT6Q
head of HB9Q

Subj:    [Moon-Net] 1296
Date:   4/21/02 5:24:06 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Ben Jockert)

Hello everybody
Went to bed at 2130z. Signals were good on 23cm tonight. Worked 22 stations 
with my 50 watts to the old 8m antenna. Called DL4MUP and VE6TA many times but 
only QRZ. A couple of new initials were also worked.
73 de Ben - SM6CKU

Subj:    Re: 24 GHz  EME
Date:   4/21/02 8:59:03 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Malowanchuk, Barry)

Just quick note

Gunter VE7CLD and I completed an M/M QSO initial #3 and then I also had an
M/M QSO with AA6IW (initial #4.

Signals were very smeared here (except for Sergei (Heard with Lars).  My
local hour angle was -25 degrees at close.

Thank you all for a very fun weekend.  Too bad Al was not around to
enjoy......we must plan for next month after we have had time to squeeze
more out of our systemds

Very Best 73

Barry VE4MA
Barry Malowanchuk 474-3662
(Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld )
Subj:    [Moon-Net] Lots of 24GHz EME this weekend !
Date:   4/22/02 12:34:35 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Barry Malowanchuk)
CC: (Dana VE3DSS), (Emil Pocock), (Paul Drexler W2PED), (Paul W2PED (work)), (Kent Britain)

On April18 and 20 Sergei RW3BP had his first QSOs on 24 GHz with Al W5LUA
(M/M) and Barry VE4MA (O/M). On Sunday April 21 Sergei worked AA6IW Lars for
initial #3, and a first 24 GHz EME QSO for Lars.   What is more remarkable
is that the moon was only at about 7.5 degree elevation for Sergei at the
end of this QSO. The atmosphere normally absorbs RF at low angles on 24 and
adds Rx noise from the temperature of the atmoshere. This is certainly a new
24 GHz distance record (KO85ws to CN87vi).  Lars observed a very much
narrower speading of RW3BP than VE4MA

Also today VE4MA worked VE7CLD(M/M) for a new initial #3 and a new country
#3 (a first 24 GHz EME QSO for Gunter ), and then AA6IW (M/M) for initial
#4.  The Libration "smearing" was bad for these QSOs as the moon was at a
local hour angle of -25 degrees.

Unfortunately Al W5LUA missed all the activity as he was in New Orleans.

Next month is sure to bring much activity and many new QSOs

All stations are running high power TWTs (>75 Watts) most courtesy of Paul
Drexler W2PED


Barry VE4MA
Subj:    [Moon-Net] DUBUS/REF Contest - please send in logs!
Date:   4/22/02 6:02:06 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Ian White, G3SEK)
Reply-to: (Ian White, G3SEK)

So the DUBUS/REF contest is over for another year... Thank you for
taking part, and making the contest a success!

Now, just one more thing:


You can send in your logs by e-mail to F6HYE. To make it easier,
please cut-and-paste from the information below.

Information for each band




144MHz: QRO >100kW EIRP or QRP <100kW EIRP  or PRO (non-amateur
equipment or antennas)

432MHz: QRO >400kW EIRP or QRP <400kW EIRP or PRO

1296MHz: QRO >600kW EIRP or QRP <600kW EIRP or PRO

2300MHz: Normal (no QRO/QRP) or PRO

3400MHz: Normal (no QRO/QRP) or PRO

5700MHz: Normal (no QRO/QRP) or PRO

10GHz: Normal (no QRO/QRP) or PRO

Log format - make a separate log for each band.

TX output power =
Transmit cable loss =
Antenna type =
Gain (dBi) =
Section: QRO/QRP  (if "QRP" you must provide a calculation)
Single or multi operator:
Name(s) of all operators:
Locator/State: [see Multipliers below]

[log looks best in a fixed pitch font]
01/04/02   0003  JH4JLV    339  449  *JA  100
01/04/02   0015  SM3AKW    449  549  *SM  100
01/04/02   0019  JA6AHB    559  559       100
01/04/02   0033  JJ1NNJ    M    O          10 (sked)
01/04/02   0043  G4ERG     339  439  *G   100

Total QSO points =
Total multipliers =
Claimed score for 432MHz =

MULTIPLIERS CLAIMED [this list is helpful, but not required]

1  JA:  JH4JLV, JA6AHB, JJ1NNJ ...
2  SM:  SM3AKW  .....
3  G:   G4ERG .....


Note that sked QSOs score only 10 (ten) points on 1296 or below.
On higher bands, sked QSOs score 100 points, same as random QSOs.

Multipliers are: each DXCC country (except W/VE/VK), or EACH

In this contest you do not have to receive the multiplier information
over the air - please use EME address lists or any other way to get the
correct location information.

Note that sked QSOs do NOT count for multipliers on 1296 or below.

Total scores:

Single-band score  = (total QSO  points) * (total number of multipliers)

Multi-band score =  [(Total sum of points on 144-1296MHz)
                  + (2 * total sum of points on 2.3GHz or above)]
                  * [Total sum of multipliers on all bands]

Sending your entry

Other information is very welcome! Please send comments, conditions,
grid locator, other station details, photographs, etc...

Contest entries MUST be sent no later than 30 days after the end of the
second weekend (i.e. in the mail or e-mail by 20 MAY 2002).

Please e-mail your contest entry in ASCII format (cut and paste from the
above information) to:

All e-mail entries will be acknowledged within one week.


73 from Ian G3SEK          Contest referee

Subj:    EME-Off the air
Date:   4/22/02 10:17:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Cowles Andrus III)
To: (

Hi Joe,

I suffered a lightning hit that took out a lot of my Ham and equipment.
The azimuth rotor is dead along with my FT-736R and tracking computer.
It appears that my power amp was unharmed. I had good grounds and surge
protection on the antenna system, it appears to have come in on the
phone lines. Bell box was in sad shape.
I am in the process of getting things fixed, so I hope not to be down
for long. I will let you know when I will be ready again for EME skeds.
How things smell, I may be getting some new radio equipment.

Thank & 73,
Cowles, K4EME, 432 EME

My Home Page (under construction)
Subj:    Contest results
Date:   4/23/02 6:25:13 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Philippe PIERRAT)
Reply-to:       F2TU@guideo.f
To: (K2UYH), (K1RQG)

Errors on last Email, to replace by this one. Excuse me.

Results extra 20th and 21th from april in EME:
10 GHz: twice 4 hours of presence,qso F6KSX, PA3CSG, DL2LAC # 20,
AA5C, K6RE # 23. Hearded: I5PPE, OK1KIR, partial qso with  DL0EF.
F1BLL qro in cw and blu, 15 db !
23 cms: 50 qso, with the happy surprise to contact Alaska KL6M, towards
east, in the moonrise.
23th and 24th from march:
70 cm, 39 qso but bad conditions, 90° beetwen RX and TX, fine 24th evening.
13 cm, qso F1ANH, OE9XXI, OK1CA, ON5RR #32, OE9ERC, SM3AKW, OK1UWA,
6 cm, qso F1ANH, JA7BMB, ZS6AXT, LX1DB, CT1DMK
Global result in mono operator:
70 cm: 39 x 25 = 97.500
23 cm: 50 x 24 = 120.000
13 cm: 14 x10  = 14.000
6 cm: 5 x 5    = 2.500
3 cm: 13 x10   = 13.000
Total: 121 qso, 74 multi, 1.132.200 pts


Philippe PIERRAT - F2TU


Subj:    Re: Eme conference 2002 - invoice
Date:   4/24/02 9:01:42 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Al Katz)
To:, (Petr Hrabák)
CC: (K1RQG), (K5JL Jay)

Dear Danial and Peter,

I have investigated the cost of sending a bank transfer for the EME
Conference registration.  The bank will charge about $US50 for this
transaction.  This cost is not dependent on the amount of the cash
transferred.  As this fee is a significant percentage of the
registration fee, I propose that other NA stations attending the
conference send a check to me for the amount of their registration.  I
will lump all these funds together and send one money transfer at my

I suggest you pass this information on to other NA stations planning to
attend.  I also suggest you set a final date for sending me the checks.
I will then get the back transfer to you promptly.

What do you think?

73, Al - K2UYH
Subj:    [Moon-Net] 70cm Skeds
Date:   4/24/02 8:49:43 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Charlie Kahwagi)

Hello all,

I am trying to arrange some 70cm EME skeds.
I am a small station with 21.6 dBi Antenna gain and 200W.  and no elevation control (yet!)
I have had success on 2M EME with the bigger stations and the EME bug has bitten!
I would now like to try 70cm.

Can anyone please help.

Please e-mail direct to me at:

In advance...Thanks

Charlie  QF22MC
Subj:   K7XQ New Email Address
Date:   4/26/02 3:13:32 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From:   K7xq
To:     K1rqg

Please change my email dress:


IS:               @@@@@@@@@

Jeff K7XQ
Subj:    Do you need HB9Q on 144, 432 or 1296?
Date:   4/27/02 2:18:35 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (HB9Q, Dan Gautschi)
To: ('moon-net'),

Dear friends
If you would like to work us on 144, 432 or 1296 EME drop us your e-mail or
post address. We will inform you on short notice about our next activity
date. So you will keep you updated on when and where to look for us.
Have you updated your initial standings on the only
online-EME-initial-toplist? If not click now! Many thanks!
We hope to work you during one of the coming activity weekends!
vy 73 es happy moonbouncing

Dan, HB9CRQ / KT6Q
head of HB9Q
Subj:    DL4KG for net notes
Date:   4/27/02 11:47:32 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Familie Znoyek)
Reply-to: (Familie Znoyek)

Hi Joe,
I checked into the net but i lost you in the QSB. 
My information is that I worked DK3BU, VK4AFL and DL8OBU for initials. DK3BU has been 
worked in JT44 mode which seems to be very well as I couldn´t hear a sign from him but 
the program decoded fine. we completed in 13 minutes. I will be in Prague and hope 
to meet a lot of the EME community.

73 de Gerald - DL4KG

K9KFR:  heard VE6NA on 23cm but did not complete.. will be on tonight around 0400z..

VE6NA:  snowing.. back on 23cm EME ..was on last weekend .. now at 250w .. 

VE1ALQ: correction in past net notes.. Darrel really came on the air at 1700 not
        2200z as previously published.. F6KHM ? KL6M also worked.. 

W2UHI:  all is working well.. storm warning for tonight, will play it by ear.. most
        likley will not be on.. but very pleased with system operation.. solar flux
        is dropping and showing the lower part of the curve (Frank's graph) see   tracking within about .2 db or so..
        this is the URL for solar flux report that all are using..   

K5JL:   had fun last weekend .. worked about 60 stations.. may be on this eve as well. 

KU4F:   collecting 23cm goodies .. made deal with KD4LT for 23cm cavity. 

KC7EKK: John.. Nev.. 3 meter dish.. 50% eff @ 432 = 19db gain.. 

W1IPL:  not much going on. Casper, Wy.. hopes to be back on 70cm in a couple of weeks.
        working towards 23cm.. 

N7AM:   doing fine .. making more progress. new tracking system.. new front end.. still
        about 20db sun noise.. 

VE6TA:  last weekend on 23cm.. 24 stations and 4 new initials.. new brick working 

W8GWI/M: 60 mi South Cleaveland.. Dave.. 

N4PU:   looking for solar flux reports.. 

K9SLQ:  no skeds at this time.. random at this time.. good echoes.. needs better wx
        to tweak system.. oooppss !! skeds ok now !!!!! 

WA1JOF: Now at #58 K9KFR .. 

NU7Z:   will release formal info for Microwave Update 2003 sep 25-27 a bit later.. 

VA7CQ/M: breaking up 

DK3WG:  looking for W1IPL, W2WD, W4ZRZ, K6IBY, K6JEY, K7XQ, KO7N, WB5APD, LU7DZ.. 
        ******** May for any stations.. 

RA3LE:  looking for 70cm skeds.. 

SM2CEW: all is well.. was not on 23cm due to high winds.. was on 70cm IS0/DJ5MN worked..
        also DL9KR & DJ5NV worked Bernard.. 

PA3CSG: a few QSOs on 10ghz .. 2 new initials.. 

GM0ONN: no May skeds .. June OK.. not QRV last weekend .. GM4ISM made at least 3 
        contacts last weekend.. 

F/G0VBA: (F/G8MBI off the moon) 2 new ones .. now #36 .. for N2IQ .. it was F/G8MBI .. 
        Graham will be giving out free batteries for hearing aids.. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        Will not be on May weekend .. back in June.. 

DL1YMK/: Holiday resort.. German coast.. needs skeds next weekend on 23cm. is LU8EDR 
        available for May skeds???? working on YD-1336 amp.. 400w out so far.. 15w in.. 
        would like to exchange info with folks working on YD-1336 amp. also looking for
        for a spare tube.. W4OP has similar cavity.. was running 3.8m dish 80-90w ..
        hopes to be on May weekend. 

G3LTF:  looking for US stations on 13cm.. nice QSO with KL6M on 23cm.. 

G4RGK:  was on last weekend, worked DJ5NV, K1FO, UA3PTW, DL7APV big sig..

DJ5NV:  worked IS0/DJ5MN.. QRV Sunday & Monday.. looking for 2 meter AMP (big power)
        for summer.. Looking for LU7DZ sked.. ********   For Gunther .. put request
        for amp on Moon-net.. 

DL4KG:  just checking in.. DK3BU on JT44 .. See E-mail for more info..

DL9KR:  worked IS0/DJ5MN .. 1 long yagi and 500-1kw power.. 

KA0Y:   319-648-5803 ... fax .. tuned up 3 khz from CQ freq and worked KL6M, also worked
        GM4ISM after a period of time.. HB9SV over S-9.. 

K5WXN:  had a problem with az rotator last weekend .. now has it working.. will get on
        this eve and look for K9SLQ.. 

VE7BQH: 11:59 AM 4/27/02....