[Moon-net] 23cm EME 'little pistol' ( Re: 2.4m dish)

Edward Cole kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Sun Sep 28 22:14:16 CEST 2008

I will be interested to hear if we understand 
Sigh, correctly.  I think he was commenting that 
too much we focus on the equipement and technical 
capacities and forget the operator skills in the 
"formula".  This is probably more in evidence for 
working the QRP station.  I have some experience 
as a 2m QRP station, so am well aware of 
this.  This is one reason for my trying to build 
a little above the minimum station on 
23cm.  Making progress on the 4.9m dish.  We will 
eventially have close to 300w at the feedhorn.  I 
am guessing that we may be QRV by early November 
with 60w.  The sspa will come after hopefully in 
not too much time (the 300w PA is a kit which will be delivered mid-October)).

So I hope to return the favor of many qso's with 
QRO 2m stations by providing some 23cm contacts 
with some of the 2.4m stations (hopefully).
23cm project webpage: http://www.kl7uw.com/eme1296.htm

73 Ed - KL7UW

At 10:59 AM 9/28/2008, you wrote:
>Dear Sigh
>Good to hear from you again! I recall our QSO which was not too difficult
>but big fun.
>However, I am surprised to read that you think we have lost interest in
>small signal reading. We all get older every day, as you suggest but is it
>really that much that you insinuate to the community the vanishing of
>interest in small signal detection?
>You beat on various things in your note. Interestingly, the so called big
>guns get hit. I thought that these are instrumental to help the "pistols" to
>get on their feet.
>I can understand frustrations which might hit anyone of us. What I question
>is to generally swing the stick 360 degrees to hit just anybody. Maybe I am
>a bad QSL'er or have other deficits. Sure.
>Maybe I got it wrong - so please correct me.
>CU sn agn off the moon
>73 HB9BBD
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>[mailto:moon-net-bounces at list-serv.davidv.net] Im Auftrag von Szigy
>Gesendet: Sonntag, 28. September 2008 19:23
>An: moon-net at list-serv.davidv.net
>Betreff: [Moon-net] 23cm EME 'little pistol' ( Re: 2.4m dish)
>From: YO2IS
>       Hello from KN05ps,
>   Was pleased to read so many interesting advices
>  regarding the use of small deep dishes for 23cm EME.
>   Being one of the happy users of a minimal setup
>  for 23cm EME, still not yet completly optimised, am
>  still far away from the satisfactions of my first
>  70cm EME activity, very well publicised in the 90's.
>   It seems I have already lost the top of interest
>  for 23cm EME, its a matter of fashion. Mostly the
>  same hams do migrate slowly to higher frequencies.
>   EME-ers are getting older and are not anymore happy
>  to dig out from the noise the QRP signals...and then
>  eventualy to answer the received QSL's. ( QSL always
>  a TROPHY to show for the QRP-ers everywhere !)
>   Just wonder if anyone is going to beat DL9KR's DXCC
>  70cm CW and put up a goal for an analog DXCC on 23cm ?,
>  once again CONGRATS Jan !.
>   Always technocrats put in front the setup, the bigger
>  the better, rarely have read about the skils needed
>  for top EME op's, they will always know how to handle
>  signals of the 'little pistols'. Bravos to SM5LE !.
>   Cu agn on 160m DX next season.
>      73 & DX, Szigy.
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