Subject: NET NOTES APR 28 2002
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Subj: Re: NET NOTES APR 27, 2002
Date: 4/27/02 2:54:38 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (Wilt Barnum)
Hi Joe Nice to hear you so well this morning!
You asked about my station details: 70cm: 6X22el "FO" yagis, .5db gasfet
mgf 1302, 80ft of 7/8ths. FT 847 driving a single 3cx800u7 to 450 watts.
(GS35B a'la' PA3CSG on the way to completion).
I will advise you when 1296 is further along, I have the high power
items but lack a driver power module, preamp and dish feed. Transverter
is a real nice 10mw job I "liberated" from WA4OFS.
I often work weekends but will try to be on the net as I can.
OK , grid is DN62UU....BTW if you get wind of 1296 items becoming
available Id appreciate it. i.e. preamp, feed, power module 10mw to 30
I seem to have the high power end covered with one of Darrells single
tube amps and a 6X2C39. Looks like I may start with a 10ft TVRO dish as
we are in a rental house and the winds are hellish here.
All the best, Wilt W1IPL
Date: 4/28/02 11:59:38 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Melum)
I could not hear the net today.
I had a great time on 1296 while it lasted. I now have a total of 16
initials. After the contest, during the week I worked G3LTF (429/429)
VE9DW (539/539) K2UYH (539/559) WA6PY (M/M)
I still have not taken the equipment apart, but the moon is too low here
for skeds so I will be taking the feed down today. I will be back on 70cm
for the Italian contest.
Tnx & 73
Subj: [Moon-Net] Dubus/REF activity - DL4MUP
Date: 4/29/02 3:34:38 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (Dave Powis)
Although with restricted operating times available, it was good weekend, with the
following worked on 23cm:
20/4 HB9Q, G4CCH
21/4 F2TU (#35), HB9BBD, OZ6OL, F6KHM (#36), OK1CA (#37), HB9SV, OE9XXI, SM3AKW,
F6CGJ, G3LTF, OZ4MM, OE9ERC, JA6AHB (#38), ZS6AXT (#39), K5JL, W4OP (#40) and KA0Y
Just before the contest the preamp was replaced - I had been working for sometime
to replace the DJ9BV/FHX35 (0.39dB) with a cavity design, on metalwork from KB2AH -
it proved difficult to get the NF better than the DJ9BV, Finally, with help from
HB9BBD, and from DL4MEA, a NF of 0.31dB was achieved - so the preamp went in!
Since the contest, skeds with IK3COJ and SM6CKU were successful for 2 more initials.
The transverter is now out of the system for a replacement LO - the station has
always had a drift problem on changing from Tx to Rx, and the first 10 - 20 seconds
of each Rx period is spent tracking the incoming signal! A DF9LN osc is being
installed, and hopefully this will allow more useful Rx time in each period!
Vy 73, de Dave
Subj: ex USSR - GUS 70cm-EME
Date: 4/29/02 5:00:54 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: DK3WG@nexgo.de (Jürgen Fiedler)
To: K1rqg@aol.com (K1RQG)
GUS - EME - station on 70cm 4/2002
DXCC CALL QTH ANT/ Pwr/ Rem. QSL-Mgr.
ES ES6RQ KO28WA 12x14 BV 1.5 built
EU no stn Exp.-1991, UC2O/UB4LL (qsp)
RA1 RW1AW KP50EB 12x15 1.5 qrt DK3WG
" KO49WN 1.5 built DK3WG
UA1ZCL KP78TX 5,7m-D 1.5 qrt (qsp)
RA3DRC/1 KO55JR 4x29 .3 qrv ? qsp
RA3LE KO64AR 8x10wl 1.5 qsp
RA3YCR KO73DH 8x26 1 silent key (qsp)
RW3PF KO93CD 4x24 .8 50-170deg AZ, El <30deg DK3WG
RW3RW LO02RW 4x21 1 not active
RZ3BA/1 KO56BC 1x38 1 not winter time RW3BP
UA3PTW KO93BS 8x15 BV 1 qsp
UA3TCF LO26IU 7m-D .5 built new DK3WG
RV4AQ LN28FG 4x18 BV .5 not active
UA4API LO20QC 4x19 1 not active DK3WG
UA4NM LO48UP 4x25 .8 only 05-13 utc DK3WG
RA6AAB KN94WR 4x30 1 silent key
UA6LGH KN97LF 16x25 KR 1 qsp
RA9 UA9FAD LO88DA 8x16 1.5 DK3WG
UA9XEA LP63UN 4x 1 qrt (qsp)
UK no stn Exp.-1990, UI2U/UZ3YWB
UR UR5LX KO70WK 4x 1.5 built Ant agn DK3WG
UT1PA KO21FC 4x10wl 1 el <45deg qsp
UT3LL KO80AC 4x27 .4 qsp
UT5DL KN18EP 8x25 1 not active (qsp)
UT5EC KN78MM 8x27 1 random only qsp
UT5UAS KO50GK 6m-D .2 qrt
UT7VF KN68MQ 4x17 KR 1 silent key
Subj: 70cm & Above EME Net
Date: 4/29/02 10:32:57 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Richard W Mote)
Thank you for allowing me to briefly check in to your net this past
Sunday. Had to rather abruptly leave without checking out. Am finally
building a home in a place where there are no restrictions on antennas
other than physical space to accomodate, so am getting back on the air
Phase I was to convert to QRP and have done so with the addition of a
Kenwood TS-680V. It's easier to scale back its ten watt maximum to 5
watts than with a 100W rig. Will now be able to use this one as the
exciter for adding transverters to go higher.
Phase II will be to experiment moving up to 432 & 1296 with purchased
transmitting and receiving converters. Including trying satellites
again. Last tried satellites when I was in Anchorage; did 144 up & 10
down with a TR-751 and the TS-140, and did 432 up 144 down using NL7RY's
Phase III will be to try my hand again at building for higher bands. I'm
particularly interested in working with Rick Campbell, KK7B's R2 & T2
boards to move up above 144. Power will very likely have to come from
Phase IV will be (if I get that far along) to try EME. Now, just give me
the next 16 years to retirement to put it all in place!
Our property has a clear view to the south and no windows on that side of
the house, so I may have an ideal site for an antenna setup using 3 to
3.5 meter C Band dishes as the basis for achieving enough gain for
transmit and receive.
Was first intrigued by EME back in the 60s when I would see the massive
antennas on the covers of the radio magazines. At that time, I never
thought that it would ever be possible to even think of how I might try
for it. Today, the equipment, the noise factor and the antenna systems
bring it to the dream level. And by the time I reach retirement, it
might even be as commonplace as satellite is today.
That's something to think about.
Anyway, thanks for the contact and brief introduction to you net last
Sunday. I will try to check in in the future as time permits (but
building a house comes first most weekends). Just one favor. Could you
suggest an email list that I might join in the meantime to learn more
about today's state of the art of EME?
AL7MO, ex-KF7GM, ex-N7JMQ
Date: 4/30/02 1:03:54 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (FR5DN - Phil)
Reply-to: firstname.lastname@example.org (FR5DN - Phil)
Hope you and yours are keeping fine.
I have some info and need some too.
I have a 1.8m solid dish, F/D about 0.28, and i wonder if that can be suitable
for some EME work ? I know that it's a small size, but it's hard to use larger
dish, as i would have to take all down and secured, as soon as there is a
cyclone closed to the island. I have made that a number of times with the 2m
and 70cms antennae, tower, coax etc, and i can tell you that's it's not a
funny game, hi..... For 23, i think it's really marginal, so i'd like to know
which band would be the best, regarding dish size and F/D, activity, equipment,
difficulty, etc ......
I have no experience on SHF, and nothing higher than 70cms equipment with
TS-790E. I need to choose a band versus the dish, and then start to collect
info about equipment needed. What about JT44 on EME, can that be a solution for
marginal or qrp stations in the future ? Any info on all these thoughts is
really welcome via: email@example.com
Vy73 to all and good echoes !
Phil in LG78QS
K0YW: back from 2 weeks on the road.. all is well.. spent sked weekend with W6HD
19x17 @ W6HD on 23cm..
W2UHI: wx not too good.. high winds and rain yesterday.. could not get on the
moon last night.. 33x22 for Dubus..
KB8RQ/M: just listening..
K5JL: not much going on .. curious about K6DV ..
VE1ALQ: nothing new.. moon up too late last night to play..
N5BLZ: no traffic..
AA5C: was on last Sunday.. worked WA7CJO, F2TU, K6RE new one.. #33 initials on
W5LUA/M: on way back from South East conference..
K5WXN: was on 70cm last night 0300z-0400z.. nil heard .. looking for K9SLQ...
called CQ anfd echoes were mixed..
W4OP: great time at conference.. lot's of EMEers there.. Nice presentation by
W5LUA on 24ghz EME.. messed up Dubus log.. 32x19 .. but cannot submit
log due to time screw-up.. new initial during Thursday.. DF4PV..
#52 INITIALS.. picked up Mitsubishi solidstate 23cm driver bd..
WA1JOF: need a bolt for G2800 rotator.. M8 x 95mm, looking for this bolt ..
N7AM: nil heard
AL7MO: testing exciter for xvtrs .. TS-680V. Richard.. hopes to get on EME
but 1st band yet to be determined.. outside Columbia, SC..
N4PU: no traffic.. almost ready to track & listen.. 1-931-827-4321 ..
WA8RJF: Tony .. Northern Ohio.. looking for suggestions to interface TS-2000
to xvtr. Does not have the 23cm module.. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CQ EUROPE: 11:52 AM 4/28/02
F/G0VBA: no traffic.
DK3WG: no traffic.. will send new list of Russian boys info..
WB0GGM: sked request.. JR9NWC (heard well), JS3SIM, UT3LL, F2TU ..
VE7BQH: 12:00 PM 4/28/02