Subject: NET NOTES 5 December 1999
Most recent Schedules from Klaus, DL4EBY
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W2UHI: was on the moon doing some fine tuning on the feed alignment. things
are looking good.. S-5 echoes this morning.. 18 db sun noise..and moon
noise is .2 db .. Frank finds that by using Cassiopia "A", moon, sun,
and cold sky/ground, that sun noise can be a bit misleading.. For more
information, get in touch with Frank.. Franks comments about the Lunar
calendar are concerns for a compromise between max dec and reasonable
KA0RYT: working on amplifier.. will be QRT off the moon for a week or 2..
WA9NGO: lots of rain in LaPorte..
K5WXN: 44x21 during the contest.. worked 6 inits..
WA1JOF: looking for info on power combiners on 23cm.. N6CA combiners not
working correctly ..port 3 has hi swr, port 4 is flat, 1 watt on port 1
it works ok on combining..
VE4MA: comments for WA1JOF on combiners..
K0YW: working on 23cm to 144 xvtr kit.. 144 to 28 mhz xvtr has a couple of
problems.. check with Bruce.. (From DEM)
W7CNK: electrical storm took out 70cm preamp..
KD4LT: 10:47 AM 12/5/99 he be GONE!!! HE IS BACK.. NOTHING FOR NET..
KM6JD: Sal ..
K1FO: no trafiic..
W1ZX/M: no traffic..
K0RZ: contest 78x30.. 6 inits on second weekend.. Bill has converted Dubus
dir to work with Realtrak ver 9 or so.. (Pre Nova version) 2 files
KB8RQ: no traffic.. LF KA0RYT..
WA4NJP: need a diagram for 4 element higain beam..
K3HZO: looking for W7CNK..
W4RDI: no traffic..
K5GW: no traffic..
VE6JW email address change: @@@@@@
DL9KR: will send $ Plus enevlopes for NL to Al..
DF3RU: needs skeds KB0VUK, ****** during moonset heard a station ?? W0WZ ??
and moon in trees 0950z 28 Nov on .017 ..
DL9NDD: see email report.. seems like activity was down..
DJ5MN: checking multpliers .. will take any skeds..
K6IBY: all systems go .. will not be on till after Jan 1.. will be out of
town for holidays..
VE7BQH: 12:04 PM 12/5/99
Subj: email address change
Date: 12/4/99 12:19:03 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: email@example.com (JACK WILLIAMS)
My old email address with Compuserve will be shut down shortly. From now
on please use the following address:
firstname.lastname@example.org please note compusmart and do not
confuse with compuserve, my old server.
Tnx Jack Williams
Subj: 70CM EME !
Date: 12/1/99 1:43:35 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: email@example.com (Günther Kollmer)
found conditions on 2nd part very good, activity very low !
I ended with 108 X 34 and made following new initials
RV4AQ, K4AR, PA3DZL, KB0VUK, DK0MM, OM1TL, JA8IAD,
JR4IUH, DL1DWI, KJ7F, F5KKD, bring me to 316 #
thanks all Stations for all Qso in the last 10 Years, in Nov.1989 My 1st
Qso with DF3RU.......
73´ gl Günther DL9NDD
Subj: For Net Notes
Date: 12/1/99 3:27:06 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Doug Millar)
First time out on 432 eme. Worked K5GW and N2IQU. I heard about five other
station, but not well enough to call. That was Friday night, Sat. almost
I am running 500w out, .22 db nf, and 4x19elRIW's. I am interested in
getting four 25el K1FO's if anyone out there has a quad of them for sale.
I will be on the next eme weekend and hope to work more stations.
Doug K6JEY DM03
Subj: OE5JFL Contest report
Date: 12/2/99 5:18:54 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: email@example.com (Hannes Fasching)
Reply-to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Hannes Fasching)
K1RQG de OE5JFL
I was QRV about 15 hours all together in both parts of the contest (30% of
possible time). Because of QRL on Saturday I was not able to be on for that
time, and I also preferred to have some hours of sleep. To stay up all the
night is more difficult now than ten years ago, hi....
Anyway, it was fun, and I managed to work 120 x 68 on 3 bands:
2 m: 19 x 13
70cm: 55 x 27
23cm: 46 x 28
The real highlight was a QSO with Jan, DL9KR, on 70cm. After I had worked
him in the night with his usual outstanding signal (30dB in 100Hz
bandwidth), I called him again some hours later, but this time
transmitting >>>with a Dual-Dipole-Feed antenna only (!) <<< (8dBd/10dBi),
which resulted in a O/O random QSO within 5 minutes. Normally I use this
antenna (2 stacked dipoles in front of 0.8m x 0.8m mesh reflector) for
preamps. This time I pointed it out of the shack window, TX line 4m H100
cable, HF400 Coax relay and 2SK571 preamp. On receive I could switch between
the big dish and the ´baby´ antenna. I could immediately hear my echos
5..7dB when receiving with the dish, and adjusted TX frequency exactly to
the station DL9KR just worked. Jan was 30dB with the dish, and still 10dB in
the peak on the small antenna. On my first answer to his CQ he got ...FL
only, then ...2FL (similar to JFL), retuning my TX and a longer call
resulted in 100% copy. Jan was not informed before about this test, so it
was a real random QSO. There were no tropo conditions between us that time.
(Doppler was 1kHz also, so not possible we mixed tropo and EME).
It was quite clear before on theory this should work, but it is another step
to do it in reality. It was also interesting, that I could hear DL9NDD with
the small antenna, although not ´O´ copy. He is using 4 Yagis, and his
signal is audible with a 8 dBd antenna via the moon....quite fascinating!
I was a little hectic during this QSO, so forgot to switch on the tape
recorder. But I plan to record my own echos 10m dish <--> 8dBd antenna next
perigee and upload the WAV files together with fotos to my web page.
I made notes also during the contest about station´s signal strength on 70cm
and 23cm, and will send this list later.
73s - - - Hannes - - - ( OE5JFL )
Subj: F5KKD again ...
Date: 12/5/99 6:25:50 AM Eastern Standard Time
To: email@example.com, K1rqg
I had a recent chat on 2m with F5PMB and he confirmed the
following info :
F5KKD is the "official" call. Operators and other transmitted calls
were F5PMB, F6GYH, F4BRC and F6GPU. Thus the correct
call for DL9KR was GPU instead of GWU !
I told them this was not a normal behaviour, especially during
a contest ... Hope I have been understood.
Vy 73's de Herve F5HRY