Subject: NET NOTES SEP 25 2004
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Subj: K7XQ WTB: M2 2MPX20 yagi / M2 9 W.L. Yagis
Date: 9/15/04 12:05:44 AM Eastern Daylight Time
I made the mistake of selling one of my M2 2MPX20 yagis and a
few of my M2 432- 9 W.L. yagis not thinking I was going to have room for
them with the existing property I am now living in but it turns out that
now I am moving to a bigger property ( 1 acre ) in a few weeks and now
have room for antennas so......
I am now looking for one more M2 2MPX20 antenna ( to make a array of
four since I have three now ) and two more M2 432 9 W.L. antennas to
make a array of four for 432. Within a few months, I hope to be picking
up a 14 foot dish from W6WE to improve gain on 1296 EME .
I was not QRV for the 10 GHz, VHF or EME contests because all antennas
are down and station is packed and ready for the move so that is why
this U.S. station was not heard.
With all the latest success made on 6 meter EME and seeing what KR6O and
W7GJ have done I am playing with the idea of constructing a rope yagi or
a elevatable single 10 ele yagi. Any thoughts or ideas ??
EME, Satellites, Meteor Scatter
CW, FSK441 or JT-65 ( WSJT )
Subj: 432 and up net
Date: 9/16/04 12:03:36 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (K9SLQ Wayne 1296)
To: K1rqg@aol.com (K1RQG Joe)
K9SLQ ARI EME 2004 contacts: 1296
G3LTF GW3XYW VE1ALQ G4CCH OZ6OL WA6PY KØYW JA6AHB IK3COJ IK2MMB
Although rather shy in numbers I had a great opportunity to check out
the station. If I am unable to check-in the net on Saturday please remind
all 1296 stations that K9SLQ is available anytime for skeds and will be
operating frequently trying for random QSOs on weekends.
I have tweaked the last tweak. Tuned the last prune and now, finally
ready to rumble!
Subj: [Moon-net] spectrum analyzer
Date: 9/21/04 6:27:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (doug)
Looking for spectrum analyzer with tracking generator to do 1296 and 2304,
anything or anybody?......Doug,W9iix
Subj: 2004 ARRL International EME Competition
Date: 7/15/04 1:24:27 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Joel Harrison)
CC: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org (Al Katz)
File: 2004EMERules.pdf (10871 bytes)
DL Time (32000 bps): < 1 minute
We have received considerable input from the EME community concerning the
addition of one weekend for the ARRL International EME Competition to focus
on the bands 2.3 GHz and up, in addition to changing the multipliers to U.S.
States/Canadian Provinces/DXCC Entities.
For the 2004 contest, rules changes will implement the above.
A .pdf copy of the rules, that will appear in the September 2004 QST contest
announcement, are attached.
Basically, for the bands 50 MHz through 1296 MHz there is NO change to the
contest rules except for the multipliers now being U.S. states/Canadian
Provinces/DXCC entity. You will still have the same two full weekends
available for contest activity the same as always.
For the bands 2.3 GHz and above, contest activity will occur on a separate,
single weekend separate from the other two.
This will allow stations with multiband capabilities, specifically 432 MHz
through 24 GHz, more time to operate on more bands. An informal trial of
this arrangement was conducted in 1998 as noted in QST. Al Ward posed this
change here on Moon-Net and the HF EME nets a few months ago and very
positive feedback was received.
If there are any questions, you may direct them to myself or Al Ward, W5LUA.
We will be happy to address them.
73 Joel W5ZN
ARRL First Vice President
Rules, 2004 ARRL International EME Competition
1. Object. Two-way communications via the earth- moon-earth path on any
authorized amateur frequency above 50 MHz.
2. Date and Contest Period. Three full weekend 48-hour periods (0000 UTC on
Saturday through 2359 UTC Sunday). The 2004 dates will be as follows:
· October 9-10 50 MHz through 1296 MHz
· October 30-31 2304 MHz and Up
· December 4-5 50 MHz through 1296 MHz
3. Entry Categories.
3.1 Single Operator. One person performs all operating and logging functions,
equipment adjustments and antenna alignment.
3.1.1 Multiband: Multiband entries in categories 50 MHz through 1296 MHz,
2304 MHz and Up, and Overall will be recognized in awards offered.
3.1.2 Single Band: Single-band entries on each band will be recognized in
3.2 Multi-Operator. Two or more persons participate; includes neighboring
amateurs within one state, but with EME facilities for different bands on
different team members premises, as long as no two are more than 50 km
(30 miles) apart. Multi-Operator neighborhood groups may use the same call
signs at each location if permissible under national licensing rules and
regulations. If not permissible, separate callsigns may be used for the multi-
operator neighborhood entry. When operating under this neighborhood provision,
all logs must be submitted together in a single envelope or email with a
single summary sheet showing the combined operation, designating the principal
callsign for the entry. All multi-operator callsigns will be shown in the
3.3 Commercial Equipment: Stations using equipment that is not amateur (such as
a dish antenna for lab equipment owned by an institution or government agency)
will have their scores listed separately.
3.4 Only one log may be submitted per callsign
4. Exchange: For a valid contact to occur each station must send and received
both call signs and a signal report in any mutually understood format, plus a
complete acknowledgment of the calls and report. Partial or incomplete QSOs
should be indicated on your log, but not counted for contest credit. Stations
may be worked once per band for credit.
5.1 QSO Points: Count 100 points for each complete EME contact
5.2 Multiplier: Each US State and Canadian Province, plus each DXCC entity
W2UHI: 2 meter antenna is up and working well. did check out EME system on
receive and all is well.. has not been on EME in a couple week..
W4GKD: Gary.. Atlanta.. 10w to a dipole.. radio..
NA4N: has the Septum feed done.. still working on the system..
W9IIX: QRV on 23cm EME all week.. nil.. all antennas are back on main tower
and will be QRV 23cm while the moon is available..
WA9NGO: just checking in..
W5LBT/M: relay for NA4N ..
W5UN/M: going to Jimmy's BBQ .. VE7BQH will not be around for 2 meter net..
KB4CVK: John.. Ft Mills, SC
WB7QBS: next step to EME is a remote preamp.. will be using 100w to start..
IC-706 MKII G.. But needs to have some guidance as to how to split
the signal for an IC-706.. Look in QEX for an article by K1FO ...
SM4IVE: offers suggestions to WB7QBS on how to connect up EME systems.. now
really thinking seriously about EME.. 30 Sep will be 50th birthday.
OZ4MM: been working in garden.. have not been on net lately.. expects to be
QRV in contests on 2 meters through 13cm..
AD6FP: not much new.. in process of mechanically rebuilding 47ghz system to
shorten waveguide feed on xmit..
VE4MA: did find something in SDR/DEMI interface.. also working on 47ghz..
KC0DPB: Mike.. Columbia. MO..
K2DH/M: still on holiday in NC.. hats off to 47ghz guys..
KR7O: not in EME at this time..
WA1JOF: still making progress.. if no more problems .. should be up and
running [testing system] in 3 days..