Subject: NET NOTES OCT 27 2002
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Subj: [Moon-Net] 1296 EME Myth
Date: 10/26/02 1:11:11 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (BRENT ADDIS)
Well you guys put that theory to bed.
First night of contest and many signals heard and recorded.
All still pretty weak so I obviously have some work to do.
But all in all a pleasing result and renewed hope for the future.
There seems to be a need to schedule contacts in normal times.
Still don't think it will impress the wife.
Have a great contest and we will listen on in ZL
Subj: [Moon-Net] UHF: G4CCH - 23cm Activity 26 October
Date: 10/26/02 1:16:21 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (Howard Ling)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org (Moon Net - Message Posting (E-mail))
As most of us know by now, the storm force winds in Europe forced many to
abandon their EME activity last night. Hopefully no one lost any antennas.
Apparently, there is worse to come later.
Here, the night started with only a light breeze, but after a few hours the
wind started to increase. At times, the gusts were causing problems with my
tracking system. Fortunately, I was able to continue operating through the
night and made 30 QSO's...
0002 HB9BBD, 0016 OE9ERC, 0024 F2TU, 0031 JA6AHB, 0053 OZ6OL, 0100 IK2MMB,
0149 OK1CA, 0209 N2IQ, 0214 OE9XXI, 0320 KAOY, 0339 W2UHI, 0351 KU4F, 0356
K9BCT, 0402 VE6TA, 0420 KOYW, 0510 W7BBM, 0520 K5JL, 0532 HB9Q, 0540
IK3COJ, 0552 DL4MUP, 0605 WA6PY, 0622 W9IIX for initial #173, 0628 K5GW,
0645 K2UYH, 0650 W1ZX, 0706 W4AD, 0746 W5LUA, 0750 N7AM, 0755 G3LTF and
0909 IOUGB on ssb.
Gotaways were... F6ETI and OH2AXH.
My echoes seemed down for the first few hours, but I was receiving good
reports during QSO's. Later, things improved and at times my echoes were
Up here in the UK, with high moon declination the start of the contest was
too late to work VK or definitely not ZL. Haven't checked if it's possible
from here tonight.. will find out later. I any case, I will probably have
to cut down at least one tree to work ZL... my window starts at 90deg AZ,
with half of the dish in a tree.
I will be QRV again tonight... weather permitting.
Howard - G4CCH
5.4m Dish, W2IMU feed, WD5AGO LNA 0.31nf, PA - 650W 6x2C39ba watercooled,
Tracking - F1EHN + VE1ALQ.
For more information... check my web site.
Subj: Dish status and For sale...
Date: 10/26/02 1:34:12 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (Carsten Groen)
Things are progressing here, the Elevation system for the new dish is now
complete (hydraulics), next task is the Axz drive, which is being welded
right now. That will consist of a LARGE gearbox, and with a 1:4 chain drive
to the center of the rotating tower..
Box for the feed horn is ready, and so are the feed tubes. Only needs to
build a suitable feedhorn and tune it !
Also just received 2 abs encoders from US digital for the dish.
All in all, I hope to be ready some time during winter, my "preferred
antenna time of the year"
Also I have the following items for sale, if any is interested:
6 powermodules, Mitsubishi M57762 brand new
1 NEC TWT complete with powersupply (assembled in a compact unit), 18W on
10 GHz, 22W on 6GHz, powersupply 24VDC picture at
If interested, please email me
Subj: sp5cjt email
Date: 10/26/02 2:08:14 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Paul Chominski)
it should be: email@example.com
I worked 17 on 1296, 5 on 144, NIL on 432, wiil continu to fight next night.
73 Paul WA6PY
Subj: [Moon-Net] QRV 23cm
Date: 10/27/02 12:39:59 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: BZZ24342@nifty.ne.jp (Shigeru takeda)
I try to 23cm in this weekend.
Last night I copied HB9BBD,HB9Q,OE9ERC,OE9XXI in JA-EU window.
Please note my call-sign JH1EFA
Hope see you on 23cm
100w at feed 3 m Dish
shigeru takeda JH1EFA 40KM north from Tokyo
02/10/27 13:34 Shigeru takeda(BZZ24342)
Subj: 13cm de oz4mm
Date: 10/27/02 2:49:41 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Stig Vestergaard)
To: email@example.com (K1RQG, Joe)
Because of QRL and other family activities, I decided to use my limited time on 13CM
in the first part of the ARRL contest. I found only 3 stations around in the few
hours I was on. I hope for better activity on 13cm in next run. I have incresed
my power at 13CM, and now have around 60-75W/at feed in the 10m dish.
73 de OZ4MM, Stig
Subj: AW: NET NOTES report from HB9BBD
Date: 10/27/02 5:08:21 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Dominique Fassler)
HB9BBD worked on 23cm 43x21. Conditions seemed to be good, many stations
which usually are not to strong seemed to have added strengths this weekend.
Specially to mention HA5SHF 559/589; W7SZ 579/569; WA6PY 569/569; IK3COY
Have worked 5 initials: KA0Y #180, KU4F #181, W9IIX #182, N7AM #183, DL1HTT
All in all, many regulars seem to be on the microwave bands this weekend.
The first contestweekend yields usually more than 50 contacts. So there is
hope to make some more qso than usually in the second round.
I had great fun in the contest and do hope that this was the case for the
Subj: ARRL Part1
Date: 10/27/02 5:33:07 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: DL7APV@t-online.de (Bernd Wilde)
due to the earlier reported high winds here in Eu, I let the 432 Array on the
ground. Yesterday we had 100km/h and today are 140km/h in the forecast. First
time that I miss the ARRL contest due to bad wx. Hope in the secound part wx
condx will be better.
Instead being on the moon playing around with a new Analog devices IC, AD8362. A
true power RMS detector, with 60dB dynamic range and accuracy of +/- 0,5dB over
50dB! Can now measure M17, Sagg, sun noise ... with much better accuracy.
Will send AL a sketch next time.
Cu in the secound part (hopefully)
Subj: NET NOTES
Date: 10/27/02 7:22:34 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: email@example.com (Dominique Fassler)
All stations with an initial qso with HB9BBD on 23cm may get the online QSL
W2UHI: 23cm in good shape last night .. good wx .. echoes are great.. only a few
Europeans on.. big stations were spread out and calling CQ, but not many on.
worked DF4PV & HA5SHF for new multipliers.. did not find W5LUA.. 24x19
so far.. had a good time though..
K0RZ: low activity but good conditions.. contest 31x20 and 3 new initials..
HB9JAW, LU7DZ, & YU1EV were new ones.. heard and called K9SLQ both eves and
only got a QRZ..
W4TJ: had computer problems last night at W1ZX.. great time on Friday night..
K9BCT: lots of big guns on and not many little pistols.. W2UHI was very loud last
two nights.. was a bit under the wx health wise.. 16x12.. had fun and getting
good reports.. seemed as though activity was down quite a bit.. did not
KU4F: finished with 28x??... not much luck in Western window.. another report that
W2UHI had big signal.. no W4 or W1 ..
K5JL: 26 multipliers.. but Jay won't tell us how many stations..
KM5A: got up early this morning and was listening.. hearing some signals and weak,
then a huge signal came on .. it was DL9KR.. running S5 on radio.. heard
Jan working KL7.. very impressed. will continue to work on system..
Looking for 432 amp in the 700w class..
W7SZ: 12' dish & 450w.. 14 on 23cm and 5 on 2 meters last night..
VK3UM: tough wx conditions in VK3 .. 27 so far worked.. called a few that got away..
Great to be home, but had a great time when on holiday in Europe & US..
only heard 3 JAs .. VK5MC was going to try to be..
WA4NJP: good QSO with WD5AGO on 222mhz.. new initial.. will be on 23cm in Nov.. looking
for anyone else on 222mhz..tried WSJT echoe test on 6 meters.. looking for
phone number for WA1JOF..
AA5C: was on for a couple hours this morning.. nil with DJ5MN on 3cm..
W2DRZ: attempted to get things running on Friday, but not successful .. hopes to
be able to run from house in November..
K5WXN: conditions were very good on 70cm.. worked 22x? .. some got away.. an SP???LW
called for about 30 minutes.. Seems as though EU got on later..
W9IIX/M: worked 4 more stations last night.. 0E9ERC, OE9XXI, K5GW, & N2IQ 9 total..
could not get HB9Q AND OH2AXH.. called many times..
G4RGK: still very bad wx in EU .. only on a couple of hours.. worked 8 stations ..
may get on this eve if winds subside..
F6KHM: dish has survived the storm.. maximum winds at 140khm at 0000z.. ON, PA, and
North of France wind is still high.. QRV between 0800z-and 1000z and new amp
survived.. F6CGJ & F5PAU were not on due bad wx..
GM0ONN: been away a lot this year.. hopes to be on in November.. reports GM4ISM has
very little radio time..
9H1BN: dish is up and now the feed needs to be done.. el/az is working.. will try
for November but no promise.. no wind at all.. very calm wx..
PA3CSG: all is ok.. worst storm in 15 years.. dish is all ok..
CT1DMK: having nice summertime wx.. no wind or rain.. hard to understand .. was
on 3cm all the time.. condx were quite good.. only 4 QSO.. did not copy
anyone from US.. limited West window during high declination.. I4TTZ
& I5PPE very good signals.. will be on 3m all time .. any skeds for 3cm
K2DH/M: just checking in to see what is up..
W7MEM: QRT .. 432 module died.. did work a few on 70cm..
WA0WPJ: ?? about using xvtr vs modern xcvr..
VE7BQH: 12:03 PM 10/27/02