Subject: NET NOTES APR 04 2004
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EME schedules, last update 4 Apr 2004, 11:28
(1296 MHz listed only)
Skeds for APR 5
Time 1296.010 1296.050
0130z 9H1ES -K0YW
0200z NA4N -K0YW
Subj: NET NOTES APR 4, 2004
Date: 4/3/04 8:17:01 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Mike)
Tried three times with 3B9C. Copied very well first and third times, but he
had no signal from me, even though I was fully QRV with 1500 watts. 2nd time
he could not find the moon. Got this note from 3B9C:
"Yesterday (4/2/04) we had problems tracking the moon due to a storm that
passed over the island for about 2 hours during the sked period. - we have a
small camera on the stacking frame.
Today should be better and we'll be on for 14.00 as planned.
The good news is that we have worked D[L]9KR on CW and PA3CSG on random JT65B
yesterday. We've also had good copy from G4YTL and OH2DG on JT65 but did not
have time to complete"
My window on the next pass is very short...I may try again, but not sure.
Even though the FT-736 is broken, I am QRV on 70cm using my FT-767 (usually my
receiver) as transmitter and AR5000 for receive, feeding the 10.7 IF into the
767. This works VERY WELL! Worked UA3PTW (559/559) right after my attempt
I have isolated the 736 problem to the main microprocessor. I plan to try to
change this myself instead of sending the rig for repair. Burghardt's is
sending me a replacement chip. I am trying to find a socket for this chip. It
is a 64 pin "shrink DIP" (0.07 pin separation). If anyone knows a source
please let me know.
I have a "NEW" link on my website with many new pictures, of the 222MHz
equipment, 1296 amplifier, and more.
Mike, KL6M BP51dc Webpage: http://www.qsl.net/kl6m
432 EME - FT-736; FT-767; 9.2 Meter Dish; RYT 0.16dB NF; 1500 WATTS
Subj: K7XQ Apr 4th 432 / 1296 EME Report
Date: 4/4/04 4:32:34 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (K7XQ)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org (Moon-Net)
Well looks like VE4MA, Barry was correct. After three failed attempts on
432 using the 10 foot dish ( only 3.0 meter dish at 18 dBd ), it may not
be worth the struggle to continue with this setup so I may revert back
to yagis for 432 ( If I can find the free space on my tiny lot ). I
would like to have a reliable CW level station on 432 which will require
more antenna gain. The 18 dBd was even good enough to complete with
WA4NJP on JT-65B or KL6M on CW on the first attempt !!! I have three 432
M2 9 W.L. yagis and would like to find one more to have a 4 X 9 W.L.
setup. This setup would give me 23 dBd which is far better than 18 dBd
so will look into that in the next several months.
I put the scalar choke back on the VE4MA 1296 feed and configured it so
that the choke edge is flush / even with the opening of the feedhorn.
The focal distance is 37 inches and I am measuring about 16 dB of sun
Tonight I tried a 1296 CW sked with VA7MM. He only runs a 3.0 meter dish
and 200 watts at the feed. He was the smallest station I have ever heard
on the band. Mark was peaking 10 dB S/N easy copy. We did not complete
because I only run @ 100 watts at the feed and he was only giving me a
"T" report. If we would have had a hour QSO, I am sure we would have
I also heard some very loud JT-65 signals on 1296.040. One of those
stations was peaking well over 20 dB over the noise. I couldn't get WSJT
to sync probably because there was too much doppler / drift on my end to
find out who those stations were.
I will be QRV on 1296 Apr 5th UTC starting at 0400 UTC. The moon is
rapidly dropping declination but improving towards perigee.
EME, Satellites, Meteor Scatter
CW, FSK441 or JT-65 ( WSJT )
144 MHz: 4 X 2MPX20 800 Watts Single 3CX800A7
EME Initials: 73
222 MHz: 1 X 5 W.L. 350 watts Single 8930
EME Initials: 0
432 MHz: 800 Watts 2 X 4CX400A
EME Initials: 5
1296 MHz: 3.0 meter dish VE4MA circular feed 100 Watts at feed 2 X 7289
EME Initials: 22
K7XQ Webpage: http://www.elite.net/~k7xq/k7xq.html
WA0WPJ: no traffic .. just listening along..
K0YW: looking for sked with 9H1ES .. will be on tonight on 23cm..
W2UHI: not much traffic.. all systems go..
K7XQ/M: on way to hamfest.. experimenting with dish on 70cm.. looking for contacts tonight
K5JL: was on last night .. OE9XXI & K9BCT calling CQ a lot.. K9BCT had a very good signal
W9IIX: no new developements.. comparing amps with Matts'..
K6DV: has the jackscrew repaired.. not back in operation yet.. hopes to have the surface
repaired this week.. 2 ribs are dammaged as well.
K2DH: cold and crappy .. not much..
W4TAI: SW FL.. North of Naples..
W5LUA/M: taking a 3 day weekend .. may be on 2304 tonight .. looking for K2UYH, but wx not
looking good for Al.. looking for proposed dates for ARRL contest from VE7BQH.. Will
be working with W5ZN on contest rules..
NA4N: will be on tonight with K0YW..
N4PU: ..K2DH looking for him..
K6COL: looking for W7FN..
W4RDI: the station that got Don's gear plans to put up the dish soon..
F5VHX: had problem with xmit feed line.. not QRV at this time.. hole for the mount is nearly
complete.. hopes to have feedline repaired this week..
9H1ES: will be on tonight .. looking for K0YW..
F8BMX: 5/7 .. 5/3.. Charles..
G4RGK: not QRV .. high winds..
9H1BN/M: can hear on 23cm EME 3 mtr dish.. not QRV on xmit.. maybe later this year..
WA1JOF: hello to all.. no traffic..
K0TAR: rcv performance of FT-847 on 20mtrs ???
W5ZN: nice wx and headed outside to do more antenna work.. working toward getting dish
back on the air
WA3DJG: been to the junk yard and got some goodies..
SM2CEW: no traffic.. worked 3B9C last night on CW on 70cm..
2 METER NET 12:00 PM 4/4/04