Subject: NET NOTES MAY 25 2002
From:     K1RQG 
         

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     Joe, K1RQG 


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W2UHI:  rain today.. not good for holiday weekend.. Frank is now HF mobile as
        well as VHF/UHF mobile.. 

K0YW:   home for a while.. Patti got a ticket (first one ever!!) .. Good time
        at Dayton.. Went to see N4PU.. helped with feedline and xvtr for Jim.
        and worked on controller to install S-100 encoder.. 

W1ZX/M: Working on HF mobile installation.. will be in Maine for sked weekend.

WA1JOF: still working on new dish ...

W4OP:   not much new.. working on dish expansion project. still working on power
        supply project for 23cm amp.. needs to modify the output coupling on 
        YD-1339 cavity..

K2DH:   working on 6 meter amp and other projects to include 10ghz and up.. 
        Moving location and clening out stuff. Not abandoning EME .. just changing
        venue. 

VE4MA:  nothing new to report.. nice wx .. getting some stuff done.. 

N4PU:   not much new.. still trying to get serial comm going with controller..

EUROPE  10:56 AM 5/25/02

EUROPE  11:29 AM 5/25/02

N2IQ:   not much going on .. still trying to get big tower set .. hopes to have
        work done on Tuesday.. 195' tower.. 

EUROPE  11:43 AM 5/25/02

VE7BQH: 1:06 PM 5/25/02

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Results of the 10 GHz EME Activity of DL0EF, 20th & 21st  April 2002


The crew of DL0EF (www.astropeiler.de <http://www.astropeiler.de>) was 
active on 10 GHz moon bounce again on the DUBUS contest weekend of the 
20th and 21st of April 2002 from the Astropeiler Stockert, located near 
Bad Muenstereifel (vicinity of Cologne) in JO30IM.
We were using our 10m dish, polar mount and a 20W transverter system. 
Moon noise was around 3dB and we installed a magnetic polarizer unit, 
which proofed valuable when having big spatial offsets. We also replaced 
a modified satellite LNB against a DB6NT LNA which improved stability of 
the receive path. Increase of the ratio moon noise to colds-sky could not 
be observed anymore due to the big dish size.
The activity started as planned, however, we run into problems with the 
antenna drive at around 21h00 UTC of the 20th, just at the scheduled 
contact with W6HD, which did not allow us to use the required slow gear 
to track the moon. Faultfinding revealed a problem with one of the motor 
drive couplings and repair would require a major mechanical intervention, 
which was not possible during this weekend. We tried to continue operation 
by advancing the antenna in short but coarse steps and let the moon catch-up. 
The polar mount proofed than very valuable, as we need only to steer GHA. 



DL0EF, 10 GHz

Date    UTC     Call    Report Rx       Report Tx       Points  Comment
20.04.2002      16h22   I5PPE   OOO     449     100     Random after earlier sked failed due to low elevation   
        16h42   G4NNS   OOO     OOO                     100             
        16h58   F6CSX   439     OOO     100     Observed frequency instability after first transmissions        
        17h34   OH2AXH  529     529     100             
        22h05   WA7CJO  559     OOO     100             
                                                
                                Total   500     

The following stations were heard but could not be worked due to the antenna drive problems:

W6YFC, W1TUF, CT1DMK, F2TU, K6RE

We want to thank everybody for the QSOs and we will be back in the air for 
the next activities later the year. Our plans are still to increase our 
transmit power by around 10 dB and further improve the control of the dish.

73 to all

Manfred (PA3GLB/DL5FAB) & the crew of DL0EF
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Subj:    Address Change
Date:   5/21/02 7:33:56 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From:   mcintire@flash.net (Greg McIntire)
To:     K1rqg@aol.com

Hi Joe,

Please change my email address to: AA5C@ARRL.net   @@@@@@@@

Getting too much spam so got to change.


Thanks es 73,

Greg, AA5C

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Subj:    R: NET NOTES MAY 19, 2002
Date:   5/22/02 11:05:22 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From:   lodzauli@tin.it (Lodovico Zauli)
To:     K1rqg@aol.com

Dear Joe, I am very glad to confirm:

18/05/2002      15.03z  IW4BTJ  519/52
18/05/2002  15.31z      I5PPE   O/O
18/05/2002      20.25z  I4CHY   52/52   first italian two way ssb
19/05/2002      15.32z  F2TU            O/O
and hrd English station.

Call Sign used i4TTZ, from JN54VJ Bagnara di Romagna RAVENNA Italy.

Rig: 7m cassegrain, TX 60W, RX 1dB nF.
(crew:i4BER, i4QIG, i4TMA, iw4BYP, iw4APQ, iz4BEH, i4ZAU, swl Luca, swl
Guido Zac, swl Daniele E.S.SAT). You can see images and sounds
www.microonde.it

 WE WILL BE ACTIVE ON 10 GHz NEXT MONTH [ JUN 15 ] only saturday!! If you
want set up skeds for us, TKS!!  mailto:i4zau@racine.ra.it

73 i4ZAU Vico
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Subj:    R: 10 GHz
Date:   5/24/02 5:10:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From:   lodzauli@tin.it (Lodovico Zauli)
To:     K1rqg@aol.com

 Dear Joe

Thank you for your e-mail and for adding I4TTZ to Net Notes dist list.
This "new" call sign is likely to be on during ALL coming EME contests at
least till the end of 2002, just the time we foresee necessary to optimise
our antenna to be ready for 24 GHz operations, next year (we hope!).
Our plans are for specialising on this latter band.
Regards and 73 de I4ZAU leader of the team.

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DESCRIPTION
Ameritron AL-572 HF Linear Amplifier 1300W output 160-10m
HomeBrew HF Linear Amplifier 4x811A's 700W output 160-15m
K2AH 1296 Linear Amplifier 6x7289 650W output water-cooled
Varian VA-802 Klystron 2304 Amplifier 400W out/20mW in w/pwr supply
EIMAC/Motorola 903 MHz Linear Amp 300W out (no PS), spare tubes   
903 MHz Home Brew Transverter 30W out, 0.5dB NF, 145MHz IF
SSB Electronics 2304 Transverter 0.5W output, <1dB NF, 145 MHz IF
Home Brew 3456 Transverter 0.1W output, <1dB NF, 145 MHz IF
HomeBrew 5760 Transverter 10mW output, <1dB NF, 145 MHz IF
Toshiba 40W Solid-State Amplifier for 3456 (1mW input), 13.8VDC in
Siemens 15W TWTA for 3456, 5760 (1mW input), 28VDC in   
Varian 20W TWTA for 5760 (1mW input), 28VDC in   
HP 430 Vacuum Tube Microwave Power Meter w/ 2 bolometers
HP 431 Solid-State Microwave Power Meter w/ cable, sensor
HP 432 Solid-State Microwave Power Meter w/ cable, sensor
HP 432B Solid-State Microwave Power Meter w/cable, sensor- digital display
HP 3400 AC Voltmeter good to 10MHz
HP 400 AC Voltmeter
HP 200 Audio Generator
MIRAGE B3016 2m Linear Amplifier 30W in=160W output 13.8vdc
Equipment Console with desk/writing surface, drawer, rack slides
Equipment Console with desk/writing surface, drawer, rack slides
Equipment Console with desk/writing surface, drawer, rack slides
Equipment Console with desk/writing surface, drawer, rack slides
ROHN 25G 68' Foldover Tower complete
2 Foot parabolic dish for 24GHz
7/8" Andrew Heliax 1 pc 15' w/ N FML each end
7/8" Andrew Heliax 1 pc 20' w/ N FML each end
7/8" Andrew Heliax 1 pc 25' w/ N FML each end
7/8" Andrew Heliax 1 pc 31' no connectors
7/8" Andrew Heliax 1 pc 44' no connectors
1-5/8" Andrew Heliax 1 pc 45' w/ N FML each end
1-5/8" Andrew Heliax 1 pc 63' w/ N FML each end
1-5/8" Andrew Heliax 1 pc 110' no connectors (conns avail- $30 each)
1" 75 ohm CATV cable 1 pc 105' w/ matching xfmr for 2m
1" 75 ohm CATV cable 1 pc 105' w/ matching xfmr for 222MHz
1" 75 ohm CATV cable 1 pc 105' w/matching xfmr for 432MHz
3/4" 75 ohm CATV cable 1 pc 105' w/ matching xfmr for 50MHz 
3/4" 75 ohm CATV cable 1 pc 105' w/ matching xfmr for 222MHz
1/2" Cablewave Heliax 1 pc 100' w/ N conns each end
1/2" Cablewave Heliax 1 pc 100' w/ N conns each end
Large Prop-Pitch Motor for REALLY heavy-duty rotors
18' Parabolic Dish for EME, with mount, LNA, Feed for 1296

Revised 05/25/02

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Subj:    Net Notes
Date:   5/25/02 8:43:44 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From:   ve1alq@nbnet.nb.ca (Darrell)
To:     k1rqg@aol.com

Hi Joe & ALL;

Nothing new to report Folks...still QRV on 70 & 23cm and looking for 
Initial Skeds.  I do have the plate line out of my 8938 to have re-silver 
plated....that unit will be down until I have the plate line finished, and 
installed.
Working in the back & front yard, if anyone would like to help there may be 
some free Beer (;o}.

Regards & Good EME, Darrell 

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