Subject: NET NOTES MAY 30 2004
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***** UPDATE FOR VP9MU FROM K2UYH. AL REPORTS THAT SOME OF THE EQUIPMENT GOT DAMMAGED IN *****
***** TRANSPORT FROM NJ TO BERMUDA. TRIED TO REPAIR WHAT HE COULD WITH TOOLS AT HAND. DID *****
***** GET AN ANTENNA SOMEWHAT WORKING, AND UNFORTUNATELY, VP9MU'S IC-910 432 RCV MODULE *****
***** NOT WORKING PROPERLY. WILL PUT ALL OUT EFFORT INTO SUNDAY AFTERNOON SKEDS. *****
***** I WILL NOT BE HERE NEXT SATURDAY *****
Skeds for MAY 30
Time 432.035 432.040
0530z VP9MU -VK3UM
2100z VP9MU -PA3CSG [JT65B]
2130z VP9MU -SM2CEW
2200z VP9MU -DL9KR
2230z VP9MU -K1FO
2300z VP9MU -OE9ERC JT65C]
Subj: Al at VP9
Date: 5/30/04 2:19:12 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Doug McArthur)
To: K1rqg@aol.com (K1rqg@aol.com), email@example.com
Hi Joe and Al,
Regret zilch heard here. All systems normal and very loud and stable echoes.
Faraday was close to 90, no libration. Disappointed but not surprised as
just not enough goo! (I called from 0517½ to 0600 no body else heard either).
Subj: K7XQ QRV 1296 EME 05-31-2004
Date: 5/30/04 3:46:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (K7XQ)
To: email@example.com (Moon-Net)
I will be QRV 1296 EME 05-31-2004 starting at 0130 ( at my minimum dish
elevation point ). I will be easier to copy now with higher power.
I lost my preamp on 432 EME during recent QSO with KJ7F. I just need to
order more MGF-1302 devices to get back on the air for that band.
Hope to CU there,
Subj: Re: VP9MU proposed skeds
Date: 5/30/04 5:01:52 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Geert Stams)
CC: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Al, Joe and all,
I am sorry to say I didnot see / hear anything from VP9MU. I was using
spectran to see during the DL9KR CW sked but could not detect any
changes during the TX / RX changeover.
During my sked I did see one sync but this was probably a false one.
Sync 2 -24 that should do it but nothing.
I will try tonight and hopefully we are more succesfull.
Thanks for all your efoorts.
Subj: [Moon-net] 23 cm moonbounce on May 29th
Date: 5/30/04 6:22:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time
after some time I tried 23 cm again yesterday. Echoes were fine, but no
activity. Managed to work OZ6OL and K9BCT...and that was the mere crop of more than
4 hours of continuously calling CQ....
Sorry for not being able to figure out, who called me around 20.00UT, I think
it was a G3??? Would be interesting to know, who it was.
Tonight, I'll be back for another try around 1296.010.....but surely will not
get blisters on my fingers, so come on, give it a try.
73's de Michael, DL1YMK
W2UHI: all is ok.. was not on last night .. activity is very low.. bad wx in MI... Frank is
feeling much better and looking forward to more activity, but seems as though there is
not much interest any longer.. tracking is working very well..
K9BCT/M: QRV last night .. good echoes .. will not be QRV tonight .. made 3 contacts with Europeans
but no US stations heard..
WB7QBS: what is the calling freq on 432mhz.. making progress on antenna construction..
WA1JOF: still ahs a lot of work to do. wx has not been co-operating. has the tower on hand but
dish not up yet. needs to do some landscaping etc..
W9IIX: back to metal work yesterday.. working on azimuth drive.. arm doing a bit better..
looking for WD5AGO e-mail.. [email@example.com] did not reject from net notes..
N2HLT/M: no traffic.. just checking in.. should be back on EME soon..
VA3EKO: looking for calling freq on 432..
W5ZN: did quite a bit of antenna work yesterday.. raining now..
W7GJ: looking for K5JL..
KF4HR: will be picking up dishes from KD4LT and also building up system for 2 meters..
Looking at German solid state amp @ 400w..
KA0Y: has not checked the system out in a while.. when things slow down, will check out 23cm
system then change feeds.. maybe 2 meters next..
N4PTQ: NC .. Donn ..
KL6M: been down for a while.. had a flood in ham shack.. water table rose above the incoming
conduit, but no real dammage.. had to quickly empty room out to plug leak.. only thing
was that carpet got wet.. put in dry well and sump pump outside to keep dry ..
needs to re-install 432 amp system.. hopes to be back on EME by June weekend... K6JEY
will be up to visit and will drive up above Artic circle to observe transit of Venus
June 8 [eclipse of Venus and Sun]. Still putting stuff together for 222, 13cm and
5760.. invite to NA4N to stop by when in Alaska..