I plan to be on 13cm on the first moon pass, (no VK window and restricted JA window due to low declination) To remind everyone, in G, DL, PA, we can only transmit on 2320MHz. I will be listening crossband in the appropriate windows on 2304 and 2424MHz.
On the second pass I will start on 6cm and may change to 9cm later in the day. That will depend on the wind level, which is hard to predict at the moment, and whether I feel up to changing feeds that many times!
PS... It was pretty clever of our eme community to arrange contests covering 2m to 47GHz on one weekend!!
GL 73 Peter G3LTF
13cm 6m dish + 250W
9cm 6m dish + 28W
6cm 4.5m dish +22W
Operated on 13 & 6cm last weekend, cw random. No loggers were used, no skeds either.
I have been troubled by a flu with left ear quite blocked...so some less sensitivity…hi, but no complaints.
Apart from Sunday’s moonrise, due to other commitments I could not follow the respective 6/13cm times band plan which I had posted.
On 6cm I had constant medium to big pointing errors in az-el in random directions, making it impossible to track the moon in the normal manual manner, as I do with all bands. So followed its noise. Of course being able to initially find it each time was a big headache…with -3db(a)0.63 degrees.
Last weekend results 2.3GHz & up:
13cm 37 QSOs (43 in 2009, 40 in 2010)
OH2DG SP6OPN ES5PC LZ1DX ON5TA JA6CZD JA4BLC JA8IAD IK3GHY JA8ERE DL1YMK CT1DMK SD3F F2TU S50C G4CCH SM3BYA IZ2DJP RK3WWF G3LTF SM4DHN PA0BAT SM3JQU NA4N WA9FWD K1JT K5GW WD5AGO SM4IVE LA9NEA G3WDG VE6TA WA6PY OZ4MM PA7JB G4DDK PY2BS
6cm 14 QSOs
JA8ERE SQ6OPG OH2DG F2TU IK2RTI SP6GWN PA0BAT S59DCD G3LTF G4NNS ES5PC K5GW W5LUA G3LQR
Thanks to you Guys &all those QRV, CW EME IS THE GREATEST HOBBY IN THE WORLD !!!!
Excuse me is 6cm, not 9cm..!
Results 2.3 GHz & up
13cm 39 qsos
9/24: JA4BLC JA8IAD JA6CZD IK3GHY LZ1DX JA8ERE DL1YMK SP6OPN ES5PC SD3F
SM3JQU ON5TA SV1BTR G3LTF CT1DMK SM3BYA S50C SM4DHN IZ2DJP G4CCH RK3WWF
OH2DG PA0BAT K5GW WA9FWD NA4N K1JT WD5AGO WA6PY VE6TA SP6GWN G3WDG#
W5LUA SM4IVE# LX1DB. 9/25: OZ4MM PA7JB#121 PY2BS W7JM.
6cm 11 qsos
9/25: SV1BTR OH2DG SQ6OPG#46 (first F-SP) G3LTF S59DCD SP6GWN ES5PC
K5GW W5LUA PA0BAT G4NNS.
3cm 8 qsos
9/24: UR7D#63 (first F-UR) G4NNS. 9/25: F5JWF ES5PC LX1DB DL0EF W5LUA
OK1KIR. IK2RTI heard 559 then nothing.
Total 58 qsos. I changed feed10 timeson the dish: 2 times Saturday,
8times Sunday! To switch between bands.
It was a good contest with participation almost identical to last year.
...And it was on my 72 th birthday, hi.
Thank you all, see you soon via the Moon.
Philippe PIERRAT - F2TU
Sun-noise prevented me from collecting some screen-shots of eme
signals on Linrad or MAP65 today. High Aurora levels may do the same
tomorrow and I have a presentation that needs to be completed tomorrow.
I wonder if any of you have some Linrad and MAP-65 screen-shots of
eme signals (jpeg files) that I might include as examples in my
presentation. I do have the sample data file for running MAP-65
which I can show. Also need some examples of varying polarity
displays on Linrad. I can simulate that but real signals would be better.
I will take a look at Moonrise at 1900utc to see if I can view any
activity, but the array has to be lowered and wx may dictate when
that happens tomorrow (we leave on two-week vacation on
Thursday). The presentation is titled "Adaptive Reception of
Dual-Polarity EME Signals Using Linrad" to be presented to the 2011
PNWVHFS Conference in Bend, OR. Power-Point and Acrobat (pdf)
versions of the paper will be linked from my website after the conference.
73, Ed - KL7UW, WD2XSH/45
BP40IQ 500 KHz - 10-GHz www.kl7uw.com
EME: 50-1.1kw?, 144-1.4kw, 432-QRT, 1296-?, 3400-?
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I am looking for the following coax adapter: LC male to 7/16 DIN (male or
female). My 1 5/8 feedline to the EME array happens to have LC connectors
and I want to minimize the use of type N connectors.
The 3846 Khz EME watering hole has been around for many years.
I am not net control or anything like that. I am just trying to get the thing going again.
It was centered around the east coast gang before. I am way out here in the midwest corn fields.
0030 is also just a random time. For years there were people on there earlier than that and late into the night.
After K1RQG died everyone vanished.
Monday and thursday are suggested as a starting point but I get in there every night and make some noise.
If everyone else will do the same we can get it up and running like before.
Life is not a dress rehearsal. La vida no es un ensayo.