I now have the facility to listen crossband to 2304MHz with a little bit of
clever switchery and my FT847 tuning down to 128MHz. Transverter
performance is not compromised by this "wrong" IF. My system is small,
1.9m prime focus plus 0.27dB NF and around 180Watts at the feed so I
struggle a little on receive due to the noise floor of the dish but I'm
continuing to improve it. I typically get echoes around -20 to -23dB in
2.5kHz on JT echo mode so you'll hear me, but please be patient and send
your CW slowly because my ears are not yet attuned to EME fading and
spreading, and I do suffer from some hearing loss due to age and too many
rock concerts in my youth!
I also have a South and East tree limited window at low declinations. To
give you some numbers, at local moon elevations below 20 degrees I'm
screened from the east all the way round to 198 degrees, but then clear
round to at least 290. At 40 degrees elevation, screened round to 186
degrees. Above 50 degrees I'm clear.
I'm keen to try and get a few more initials on CW, and JT65c email me to
arrange a sked (please, no skeds between at 1am and 6am UTC, I'm not that
keen! :-) unless I'm a new DXCC for you (yeah right, G, a new DXCC!)
Otherwise I'll be on the HB9Q logger when I'm QRV.
yesterday i had a beautiful 2m cw eme qso with Paul, UN9L.
It's our 1st contact on cw.
I was really surprised to find so very good conditions. Looking our reports
Received:559 Sent:549, it seems a 1296 mhz contact.Really an armchair signal.
Paul is a well know emer, that runs a 4X12 El. antenna.
About me, i'm using my 4X19LLY (H.POL.) antenna since 2003.
I wish to hear some other guy with interest on 2m cw eme tests.
I have here and vhf 2000 6 meter amp from a friend of mine for repair.
I own the same amp and have no problems hi.
The amp is sometimes oscillating. When It stops oscillating I tune the band
and it starts osculating on another frequency in the six meter band.
Sometimes it is quiet for a while.
There is not much electronics in this amp. It looks NOT like something is
become loose as it is soldered nicely.
Is there anyone who has had this problem and can give me some tips.
Best 73 Timon PA1T
Home page www.pa1t.com
Tel 31 (0)598416308
Cel phone 31 (0)657545506
Strange conds last nite. Sigs were up and down, but mostly down. Added two
new ones, rare DX for me (hi): SM4DHN and SM4IVE (I am at 47 now). I also
wkd IK5QLO and SM7FWZ. All on CW.
Due to family reasons I was only QRV for a short while. Unfortunateley I
did not have time to check into the EMEnet on 14.345 either.
I will not be QRV next weekend. However when I can, I am also QRV during
weekdays, sometimes the activity can be quite good on some weekdays.
73 de SM7SJR, Bjorn
200W at the feed (maybe)
Just another update on how things are going ;-) All 5 boxes with my 6m station and
sleeping tent have been received in California for transfer to the Shogun.
Additionally, the crate with my generator and the two boxes for the Alpha 8406
amplifier have also been received. So we are on schedule to have everything
transferred by truck to San Diego and loaded on the Shogun for our 6 day voyage to
Clipperton, which begins on February 18. I will be leaving Montana by plane early in
the morning on February 18, so do not expect to have email after February 17.
I am just now recovering from 10 days of "breakthrough flu", so I should be in good
health for the upcoming Clipperton trip and operation. We had obtained flu shots
last year before our departure for Niue, so this recent sickness was not nearly as
bad as it could have been.
PY2YP has prepared an hourly VOCAP PowerPoint projecting MUF in various directions
from Clipperton Island. If interested, you can find a link to it on my 6m
Clipperton web page:
Another recent development you will see described on that page is that I have
installed the KST2ME TELNET client on my laptop to use in accessing the ON4KST REGION
2 and ON4KST EME chat pages. There is a chance that I MAY be able to access info
these through the main TX5K WiFi network. Regardless, I hope to be on the air before
the network is operational, so please watch for me on 6m!
GL and VY 73, Lance
Lance Collister, W7GJ
(ex WA3GPL, WA1JXN, WA1JXN/C6A, ZF2OC/ZF8, E51SIX, 3D2LR, 5W0GJ, E6M)
P.O. Box 73
Frenchtown, MT 59834-0073
TEL: (406) 626-5728
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2m DXCC #11/6m DXCC #815
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I don’t understand the comment: “the Boltzmann constant is different at room temperature (1dB difference)”.
Can you please explain?
From: moon-net-bounces(a)mailman.pe1itr.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Alex Artieda
Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2013 3:05 PM
To: 'Ian McCloy'; moon-net(a)nlsa.com
Subject: Re: [Moon-Net] FT-736R vs TS-2000
I forgot one thing, you can test the real noise increment if you install a 50 ohms dummy load on the preamp input instead of your antenna, then you will see the real noise increment value, to have the finial value you need to rest 1dB because the Boltzmann constant is different at room temperature (1dB difference).
73 de Alex, HB9DRI