Subject: NET NOTES DEC 7 2002
From:     K1RQG 

     Most recent Schedules can be found here 

    Also submit your sked requests to Joe:

     Joe, K1RQG 

*** STATIONS NOT QRV.                                                         ***
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.
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
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EME schedules, last update 7 Dec 2002, 16:09

(432 MHz listed only)
Skeds for DEC 21
Time   432.040        432.050        
0100z  K4EME -DL7UDA  
0130z  K9SLQ -DL7UDA  
0200z  K9SLQ -G4RGK   LU7DZ -DK3WG   
0230z  K5WXN -DL7UDA  K4EME -G4RGK   
0300z  KJ7F  -RA3LE   
1800z  RA3LE -JR9NWC  
1830z  RA3LE -DL7UDA  
1900z  RA3LE -OE3JPC  OK2BDQ-DK3WG   
1930z  DL7UDA-DK3WG   

Subj:    RE: NET NOTES NOV 30, 2002
Date:   12/1/02 7:21:09 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Jeff)

Hello Joe,
 I sold the Icom-1271A as it does not work very well for EME ( too
little IF RX gain , need lots of RX gain for EME ) . I have a LT-23S on
the way so my 1296 RX should be improved. Also got my 1296 dish more
optimized, I should be up on 23 CM EME within afew weeks for more tests.
K5JL, J, have been working with me one-on-one through emails for help (
Thanks J !!! )

K7XQ Jeff
Atwater, CA.
Grid: CM97qi
EME, Satellites, Meteor Scatter
CW, FSK441 or JT-44
144 MHz: 4 X 3 W.L. 800 Watts
EME Initials: 58
432 MHz: 2 X 9 W.L. 800 Watts ( soon 4 X 9 W.L. )
EME Initials: 5
1296: 3.1 Meter Dish 200 Watts
EME Initials: 0
K7XQ Webpage ( EME Antenna Pictures ):
Subj:    [Moon-Net] EME resulr R/U-stn Nov.
Date:   12/1/02 8:49:30 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Jürgen Fiedler)
To: (K1RQG), (MOON-Net)

Hello eme friends,
here the 2m- and 70cm(*)-result from the R/U-stn Nov.:

RX1AS     - no new stn, bad wx, ant failure

RA3LE     * added HB9Q, OK2BDQ and HB9JAW #175.
RV3IG     - no new stn

UA3PTW    * no new stn
            contest 55 QSO x 27 Multi

RA4AOR    - added SM7BAE.

UA4AQL    - new stn was N1KI, IK1UWL, W9/G4FDX, VE2JWH, SM3PWM, UA9SL,
            UX3LV, SM7BAE, I6BQI and DD0VF #123.
            contest 49 QSO x 30 Multi

RN6MT     - wkd with K7CA, W4AD, YO4FRJ, W3EME, SM2CKR and PA0OOM #136.
            contest 45 QSO x 27 Multi

UA9FAD    - * no new stn  

UA9SL     - inform me, new F3VS, UA4AAV, UA4AQL, RK3FG, SM3PWM, DL1EJA 
            and RV3IG (?).
DK3WG     - had UX3LV (son of UR5LX), K7CA (new qth) and W9JN (1-LY) # 770.
            Heard ufb N1KI full time, RA3IS,Al7EB and KC4VI heard nothing.  
            contest only check bad WX and conds....
          * wkd in sked OK1DIG, pik ufb 539 #389.
INFO:     - UX3LV was active on the equipment of the fater UR5LX.
            He built antennes in the home, I will inform when qrv in KO80EA.

73,gl via moon
             Jurgen,  DK3WG@DARC.DE              E-mail
                      DK3WG@DB0FFY.#BRB.DEU.EU   PR 

             RK9CC, UA9FAD, UA9SL, UA9YLU, UR5LX and UT5ER.

             Please send your QSL only for EME-QSOs with SASE to:
             J.Fiedler, P.O.Box 1531, 15205 Frankfurt (O), GERMANY

Subj:    [Moon-Net] UHF:S52CW 432MHz Arrl report
Date:   12/1/02 8:21:45 AM Eastern Standard Time

Hello !

I added 13 contacts in the 2nd part for a total of 29 x 19. My preamp
caused some problems so the reception was rather poor on my side with
lots of noise. I hope to improve rx till dubus contest next year.

73 de Uros, S52CW

qrv on 70cm eme with 8 x 7.7 dj9bv & 1.5 Kw

P.S. Still having problems with moon-net altough the subscription is ok

Subj:    Re: 432 MHz skeds?
Date:   12/1/02 7:30:09 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Don Richards)

I have a 3 meter dish that is currently used for AO-40 but has the 
capability of being used for 432 EME and I would like to see if I can 
"monitor" any of the EME skeds.  A few years ago I had reasonable success 
with 144 MHz EME but had to take down the antenna array due to neighborhood 
complaints.  I am now using the less obvious dish and considering 432 
EME.  So if there is a web site that has sked information I would 
appreciate knowing.  73s   W7UPF

Subj:    [Moon-Net] HB9Q stations worked and RX improved
Date:   12/2/02 4:01:07 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (HB9Q, Dan Gautschi)
To:, ('K2UYH'), ('moon-net')
CC: ('HB9BBD'), ('HB9COG'), ('HB9DBM')

Dear friends

We have put our full EME Contest Logs for 144, 432 and 1296 MHz on our
home-page at !

During the first leg of the contest we had a RX problem on 1296 MHz. After
the contest we found out that our sun-noise was only 15dB. It used to be at
approx. 22 dB before.
HB9BBD did help us to optimize our 1296 MHz RX before the second leg of the
contest. The result is great, we now have 25 dB sun-noise, 3 dB more then
ever! We did use a HB9BBD designed and built preamp. For more detail see! We are very thankful Dominique did have time to help us with
his great know-how and his state of the art  equipment.

vy 73 es happy moonbouncing

Dan, HB9CRQ / KT6Q
head of HB9Q

Subj:    Don't forget to update your EME Initial standings
Date:   12/3/02 3:35:06 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (HB9Q, Dan Gautschi)
To: ('moon-net'),

please make sure you have updated your standings at the only online EME
Initial Top List. We have more then 250 entries (approx. 30 updated the last
few days) and your update or entry is still missing!
Please click here: and check your entry at
the toplist!
Many thanks for helping us to keep the only online initial top list up to

vy 73 es happy moonbouncing!

Dan, HB9CRQ / KT6Q
head of HB9Q

Subj:    EME Directory Survey
Date:   12/5/02 8:38:07 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Klaus Tiedemann)
To:, (Al Katz)

Hi Joe,
hi Al,
for NetNotes & NewsLetter - thanks:

Gentlemen, as you have seen, I ran a survey around the EME Directory in 
the past few weeks.  It took 400 EMails with nearly 80% replies and lots 
of time. The result can be found  on my WebSite, as 

If there are any EMEers that read the NetNews but didn't received a 
request for update from me, please drop me a line ( and 
also Warren, W2WD (, as I used his EME EMail Address 
Listing for this purpose.

Thanks in advance, and Season's Greetings,
Klaus, DL4EBY

Subj:    24 GHz freq for EME
Date:   12/5/02 9:31:13 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Alphen, dhr. J.C.J. van)
To: ('')

Hallo Joe,

I just found out that during the IARU region 1 conference from last november
a decision was taken to move narrowband activity from 24192 to 24048 MHz.
I would like to know what the worldwide EME frequency will be after this
decision. If the EME frequency will stay on 24192 MHz than I don't want to
move to 24048 MHz even for the normal tropo work. 
I don't know if IARU region 1 has taken any steps to coördinate this
decision to become a wordlwide EME frequency. 
I am very interested what the opinion of the EME community on 24 GHz is.

I forwarded this message also to the chairman of the IARU region 1 VHF

Best 73  Hans PA0EHG

Subj:    10 GHz EME and info from JA7BMB
Date:   12/5/02 8:11:12 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Alphen, dhr. J.C.J. van)
To: ('')

Hello Joe,

I have been QRV during the ARRL contest on 10 GHz EME. With help of PA5DD,
because I am not experienced CW operator, we managed to make 7 QSO's all
random. From these where 5 new initials for me. We had some problems with
HB9BHU which we copied as HK9KHU and we transmitted this callsign back and
received R's back. After listening to the audio recordings it proved to be
I got audio recordings from all the QSO's on my webpage via: 
We heard several other stations but no reply from OK1KIR and DK7LJ in SSB.
We missed F2TU who copied us and came back, and CT1DMK because moon
elevation was to high for him. 
I hope to be more active, perhaps with the help of PA5DD who did a good job
as CW operator. I can be reached via mail at :

73  Hans  PA0EHG

Today I received a mail from JA9BOH on the 10 GHz activity from JA7BMB which
I forward to you now.

Hiroshi was QRV on 10.450GHz  in ARRL 2nd leg .
He had  his #2 QSO with F2TU  M-M both on 10.450GHz and with OK1UWA M-O
And tried F2TU on 10.450/10.368 GHz crossband QSO but he was not sure with
final Rs.
Beside of 3cm , he QRVed 2.424GHz and worked W5LUA  549-559 on 2.304GHz.
He heard  JA4BLC on 2.424GHz and 10 stations  including CWNR OK1CA , ZS6AXT
G3LTF on 2.304GHz and2.320GHz .
He reported his 2.424GHz echo was 10dB weaker than JA4BLC but reasonnable
level at his side.

Subj:    EME net notes
Date:   12/5/02 7:23:55 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (

Hi Joe and all OMs,

because we have guests from Milan (Italy), I am surely not qrv on 21/22 
december. Sri, no skeds this weekend. But I hope to be qrv on 70 cm the night 
from 24 to 25 december.

        73 Dietmar  DL7UDA


W2UHI:  moderate wx today.. all is well and running.. will be on next activity
        weekend wx permitting.. 

K5JL:   ice has finally melted.. 23.7 db sun noise today.. will be on @ 2330 with
        K7XQ to run more tests.. 

KU4F:   been very busy.. condolences to Les. his Mother passed away... 

W4TJ:   not much for the net.. 

K5WXN:  working with K9SLQ to straightened out receive problems.. condx have been
        excellent last week. DEM xvtr on 70cm, developed gain instability, but
        cured the problem by putting attenuator between xvtr module and outboard

KL7HFQ: no traffic.. not sure if will be around sked weekend .. hit some "black ice"
        and wrecked truck..

K0YW:   working on amps for 23cm as well.. E-MAIL IS DOWN !!!! 

EUROPE: 9:34 AM 12/7/02

SM2CEW: not much.. will be QRV on sked weekend .. will be looking for W9IIX & K7XQ.
        skeds welcome.. 

F5VHX:  have not been on.. not much to report.. winter has arrived. working on 
        inside projects..

W9IIX:  nnot much going on.. cold .. starting to build amplifier for 23cm.. put
        up AMSAT stuff for AO-40 and copying signals right away using N3IYR dish
        advertised in QST.. Amp project starting with GI7 ..tnx for QSL cards.. 

N4PU:   lots of bad wx.. 

K6IBY:  still not QRV on 70cm EME .. 

VE6TA:  reports that Brian VE6NA is dealing with chemo therapy at this time. Grant
        will try to get us an update..
        building sequencer for TS-2000.. looking for info on alc cutoff voltage.. 

VE1ALQ: no traffic.. QRV wx permitting.. 

W1ZX:   doing pretty good.. trying to get things all set.. looking for DL7APV.. 

DL9KR:  nothing to report.. a bit cold.. 

PA3CSG: no traffic.. 

DK3WG:  will be on sked weekend.. 

K8PJQ: traffic..