Subject: NET NOTES NOV 10 2002
From:     K1RQG 
         

     Most recent Schedules can be found here 

    Also submit your sked requests to Joe:

     Joe, K1RQG 


NET BEGINS
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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. 

Current and back issues of the 432 & above News Letter by K2UYH
can be found at the PA0ZN web site. This is the direct link to 
the site. Please copy and save to your favorites.
http://www.nitehawk.com/rasmit/em70cm.html
Request your electronic mail of the NL in .pdf or .doc from KD4LT.

Latest skeds will always be on DL4EBY web page. You can find
links at the PA0ZN page through the 432 & Above EME NET NOTES.

This is a direct link to the latest skeds. Copy and save it to
your favorites.
http://www.dl4eby.de/ltskd.htm

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*** FOR K7XQ.. PLEASE CONTACT K5JL or K0YW FOR YOUR PROBLEMS WITH AMP...ALSO BE   ***
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*** I MAY MISS SOME FROM TIME TO TIME. THIS NOTE, OF COURSE, APPLIES TO ANY       ***
*** STATIONS THAT MAY WANT THEIR E-MAILS POSTED IN NET NOTES.    [JOE K1RQG]      ***
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Subj:    Re: NET NOTES NOV 9, 2002
Date:   11/9/02 9:58:09 PM Eastern Standard Time
From:   addis.zl1ka@xtra.co.nz (BRENT ADDIS)
To:     K1rqg@aol.com

File:  dish1.zip (269758 bytes)
DL Time (32000 bps): < 2 minutes

Hi Guys

Have had some really good tips as to what things could be wrong and I am in
the process of working through them.
I see in net notes that K5JL and others have not heard from me so I must be
screwing up again because I did reply to all emails.
To K5JL,
J,after receiving your most helpful email I sent you some images of the dish
and a article I was putting together for my club magazine.
The article hasn't been published yet as I havn't acheived any decent
results but one is hopeful.It is the easiest way for me to describe what I
have been putting together over the last 4 years with out typing it all out
again.Some of the equipment is being changed as I try to sort the
problems.You gave me some info on better preamps and I would like to
purchase a unit but need more info on which one is best and where I can
locate them.Could you please contact me.

I had not completed meshing the top, bottom, and left and right edges of the
dish because the grid pack did not have support for the mesh.This mean't
that there was 4 peices about 1.000 long by about 130mm wide missing off
these 4 places.This would cause some spillover and would be a reason for the
focal point peak being 100 mm closer in????
These missing pieces can be seen on image 3. I meshed them in this weekend.
I will attach images and my notes here so as you can see if I have screwed
up.If anything looks or sounds like rubbish let me know as I have been
building it from info out of books and images off the net.
Since my poor effort at reception during the contest I have built a standard
copper feed which is nice and light and easy to go hunting the focal point
with.I am removing the 432 dipoles and back plane and ao40 patch off the
W2IMU feed and will sort it for 1296 first.
I will be listening!!! only during next contest but hope to see some small
improvement.
To anyone else that hasn't heard from me I apologise But I have sent emails
to all that contacted me so lord knows where I sent them.

Regards

Brent
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Subj:    ALL: WX Update (;o}
Date:   11/10/02 8:02:45 AM Eastern Standard Time
From:   ve1alq@nbnet.nb.ca (Darrell)
To:     moon-net@nlsa.com, k1rqg@aol.com

Hi Folks;
The WX has changed greatly, got up this AM, Temp. is 15deg C, Disk is clear 
and looking good.
BTW! That storm we had broke all existing records in this area for this 
time of year, dating back over 115 years, so who knows, hi.
Getting over one surgical operation, scheduled for another, so things are 
still very much up in the Air as far as the ARRL EME contest is concerned, hi.
Have fun.....while you can, hi, hi.

Regards & Thanks, Darrell
<http://www.ve1alq.com/>Darrell G Ward<http://www.ve1alq.com/>  

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Subj:    [Moon-Net] ALL: dmk's ref_lock.
Date:   11/10/02 12:02:11 AM Eastern Standard Time
From:   cupido@mail.ua.pt (Luis Cupido)
Sender: Moon-net-admin@nlsa.com
Reply-to:       cupido@mail.ua.pt (Luis Cupido)
To:     moon-net@nlsa.com

Hello,

It came out on last DUBUS and now you can
find it on my web pages. It is a small circuit to
lock any microwave local oscillators to a reference
(10MHz, 5MHz or 1pps from a GPS receiver)
This can be quite useful for upper EME bands.
It is orders of magnitude smaller and less complex than
any previous designs.
Hope you like it.

http://w3ref.cfn.ist.utl.pt/cupido

Luis Cupido.
CT1DMK.

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Subj:    EA8/LA8LF QRV next week-end and in contest on 23CM EME..
Date:   11/10/02 6:16:24 AM Eastern Standard Time
From:   milcom@tiscali.no (Anders M. Thorrud,LA8LF, Milcom AS)
Reply-to:       milcom@tiscali.no
To:     k1rqg@aol.com

Hi Joe,
I will be qrv next week-end and in the contest if all works OK.
Tower and dish is up. Tracking is OK. Will install equipment this
week and test. Have 3dB more drive for my TH-328 cavity tube, so
my signals should be a bit stronger than last time I operated from
the island.
WX is fine and slight wind. No problem. Will take down Dish and tower after
contest and go home on the 29th. I do not know if I will be QRV again from
EA8 on 23CM EME, maybe a short show on 13CM next spring (DUBUS/REF contest).
73 de Anders, EA8/LA8LF

milcom@tiscali.no
www.qsl.net/LA8LF


milcom@tiscali.no
www.qsl.net/LA8LF

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Subj:    HB9Q Results first leg ARRL EME Contest
Date:   11/10/02 8:22:19 AM Eastern Standard Time
From:   hb9crq@hb9q.ch (HB9Q, Dan Gautschi)
To:     K1rqg@aol.com

Dear friends
due to heavy work-load we are late publishing our results.
We have worked on
144:    79 stations and 33 multipliers
432:    35 stations and 23 multipliers
1296:   32 stations and 17 multipliers

The conditions were difficult due to strong sun activity especially on 144
MHz. On 432 MHz we had heavy local QRM, which forced us to follow the rhythm
of the other station. It was difficult to operate under such conditions. On
1296 MHz we must have had a RX-problem, since we did not hear several
stations which we usually can work with no extra effort. We will check our
RX-path before the contest and hope to fix it. The storm over big parts of
Europe kept the activity low. Why Japan was represented so little we don't
know. Unfortunately we did not find any activity from Africa on the 3 bands.

We are very much looking forward to the second leg where we will try to work
all the stations we missed. As always we will announce our QRV times and
frequencies before the contest on the reflector, the VHF- and UHF-EME-net
and our homepage (www.hb9q.ch). If you would like to get a
last-minute-up-date about our activity send us an e-mail to: dan@hb9q.ch

Hope to work you all!

vy 73 es happy moonbouncing

Dan, HB9CRQ / KT6Q
head of HB9Q

www.hb9q.ch
dan@hb9q.ch


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Subj:    HB9Q Contestlogs on www.hb9q.ch
Date:   11/10/02 2:23:46 PM Eastern Standard Time
From:   hb9crq@hb9q.ch (HB9Q, Dan Gautschi)
To:     K1rqg@aol.com, k2lme@earthlink.net ('K2LME'), a.katz@ieee.org ('K2UYH'), moon-net@nlsa.com ('moon-net'), ve7bqh@shaw.ca ('VE7BQH')

Dear friends
In case you are interested to see who we did work, we have put our 144, 432
and 1296 contest logs on our home-page: www.hb9q.ch (see the EME pages by
frequency).

vy 73 es happy moonbouncing

Dan, HB9CRQ / KT6Q
head of HB9Q

www.hb9q.ch
dan@hb9q.ch

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EUROPE: 10:34 AM 11/10/02

W2UHI:  not much activity over the weekend.. too windy to do any measurements this 
        weekend.. just waiting for the Nov ARRL weekend..

K0YW:   nice day.. not much of a storm yesterday.. 

K5JL:   was 82 deg yesterday.. sun noise 24.4db today.. thnaks to K6DV for info on
        feed support.   www.mmfg.com  .. needs more info from K7XQ about two tube
        amp that is not performing.. 

W4TJ:   still working with 23cm feeds.. not too much to report.. chasing stuff on
        6 meters.. now has amp at 500w level.. 

KA0Y:   worked on preamps and all seems well ..

VE3AX:  wet wx today.. ?? for net .. has acqired 8"x5"x1/4" I beam to fashion into
        part of the mount.. still has 2 dishes, 1) 16' fiberglass [3 section] free
        for the taking.. 2) new Andrews still in crate and must contact Peter for
        details [this is for sale]..

WA9NGO: all is well. 

N2UO:   nice day in NJ.. working on GI7B amp.. hoping for 500w out.. will be QRP
        during contest weekend.. 90w only.. 

WA1JOF: new address information:
        Don Stradley
        144 Knowlton Corner RD [ do not use this for US mail ]
        PO Box 124             [ use this for US Mail]
        Farmington, ME  04938
        207-778-5355

W9IIX:  will be visiting K9ZZH today and will take pictures of his dish and post on
        website ..  www.w9iix.com  ..raiining and cold.. 

VE4MA:  no traffic.. 

W4AD:   still playing with TWT for 10ghz.. no luck.. Still quite.. 

K4EME:  been on 70cm a bit .. no activiy heard the last couple days. will be on contest
        weekend.. 

K5PJR:  just dropping by.. still working on amp issues.. 

WA4NJP: looking for 222mhz stations for the Nov contest weekend.  VE3AX, VE6TA, KA0Y,   
        KB6IGC are you guys going to be on EME 222??? contact Ray if you can be on.. 

W1ZX:   

EUROPE  11:28 AM 11/10/02

F5VHX:  not much going on.. playing with 13cm preamp.. also has the rcv chain running.. 
        will be be building Septum designed feed for 13cm.. Will be working on a solid
        state amp during the winter.. 

DL9KR:  working on new preamp design.. will be active Nov contest weekend.. 

W5LUA:  working on 5.7ghz gear.. [terrestial] good tropo last night.. did work DJ5MN 
        second day of contest on 10ghz.. 

W6WE:   getting close to get 23cm amp running.. lots of rain.. 

W7MEM:  now has 70cm system working .. will try to be on during contest.. 

VE7BQH: 12:01 PM 11/10/02
NET ENDS
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