Subject: NET NOTES JUN 27 2004
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EME schedules, last update 26 Jun 2004, 12:24
(1296 MHz listed only)
Skeds for JUL 10
Time 1296.025 1296.050
1730z K7XQ -VE6TA
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Subj: Re: NET NOTES JUN 26, 2004
Date: 6/26/04 3:15:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: DJ9YW@t-online.de (Heinrich F.Reckemeyer)
I am QRV on 1296,044MHz in JT44 EME for QRP stations with 1x or 2x 5m Yagi +EL. and
~170W at feed.(On 23cm was JT44 better as JT65, I believe). I had a good 23cm EME
QSO with OH0/OH3MCK in JT44 and with SV3/DL2NUD in JT44 (and later in JT65C with
problems) In JT65 is not a long DX- peditions Call possible.
73 de Heinrich, DJ9YW JO42QA
Subj: EME NL
Date: 6/26/04 4:04:19 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (Al Katz)
To: K1rqg@aol.com (K1RQG)
I will be doing the NL this weekend. I tried to get your attention
during the 20 m net, but you did not hear me.
I was on 70 and QSO'd LU7DZ yesterday. This was not an initial as I
worked Ed several years ago, but it was nice to work him again. I agree
with SM2CEW's comments on the strength of DL0NUD's 23 cm signal in SV.
He was very definitely workable on CW. OH0/OH3MCK's was nearly as
strong. These little dxpeditions do a lot to keep interested up. I
really appreciate their efforts - many tnx!
Also please mention the EME Conference -- time is running out! We still
have only about 25 paid registrants - help.
73, Al - K2UYH
Subj: 1296 rept de G3LTF
Date: 6/27/04 11:37:36 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (peter blair)
To: email@example.com (K1RQG)
Hi Joe there seems to be no propagation to you today,...but we have 2m Es at present...
intermittently...and 10 Ghz rain scatter...so its not dull!
Last night on 1296 I had a nice CW chat with W2UHI and also worked OZ6OL and a new
one for me I5MPK who I heard echo testing and so I called him! No other signals heard
although W9IIX told me he was on but I heard nothing from him. I wonder if Doug has the
frequency correct, I know he has been changing his gear.
have a good week,
73 Peter G3LTF
Subj: re 6m in AK.
Date: 6/27/04 12:46:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (k0yw)
To: email@example.com (Joe Demaso)
Hi Joey, Thanks for a good net this AM. Your efforts are duly noted here!
AK 6M opening last night. One of the 3 stations worked was Dan ex K5WXN, now AL7TR. He is
enjoying his new home and hopes to be back on 144 EME and maybe other bands this summer.
He passed best regards to you and thegang. 73 Bruce
Date: 6/27/04 2:03:54 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (J & Carol Liebmann)
Now my comments and you may publish:
It seems many might have missed the point of our starting discussion on
It is a fact that contest activity is down and random eme on all bands is
down even more.
We need to do something to stimulate the activity level. There are many
stations that could be active if they chose to be. It is not the fact
that you work the same ole stations again and again or the 9-11 ordeal...
They are not just getting on the air.. We need to find a way to motivate
activity. It appears that the League via it comments and publications
have not come up with the answers. They could inspire additional activity
thru their media if they were so inclined to do so.
We have all the help that is needed after one researches the books. The
Twenty meter net has led to many getting their eme stations operational and
optimized. Come up and ask your questions - if you like the answers you get
- then do it... There are many technics to choose from - some even work.
It hurts me to see some people bashing some of the ole gang that has
built (good) antenna system and put together old type tube amplifiers (that
work), which is beyond the capability of the average amateur.
Remember - this is a hobby to Enjoy and have Fun with.. These these
goals are not achieved - then you had better go do something else.
W2UHI: was on the moon last night and worked G3LTF & OZ6OL..
NA4N: Been working on the dish system.. arranging the azimuth drive system.. also has
drain pipe in for the cabling .. QRV now but not auto-track..
K0YW: worked W9IIX no trouble.. 0030z got on moon.. 559 signal.. 6 meters was wide open
WA1JOF: still working on the dish to get it up.. there is major progress..
K5JL: discussion on EME activity on 6 meters and above.. still working on the feed system..
this is to make feed changes quickly..
K0TAR: no traffic..
K2DH: not much to report of any importance..
W9IIX: big signal now reduced to no signal.. new xvtr has died on rcv.. did work K0YW
on the moon .. arm is getting better, but still not back to work..
K9BCT/M: just coming back from Field Day.. may be on 23cm tonight if there is activity..
N4PU: tribander has rotor problem.. working on the HF beam to get back on net..
SM2CEW: heard SV boys with the 2 yagis, but did not get a chance to call them on CW..
will be QRV tonight on 23cm..