[Moon-Net] NC1I Activity for Sunday
Frank Potts NC1I
EME at NC1I.COM
Sat Nov 19 19:07:52 CET 2016
I was joined last night by Pete K9PW and we spent just a couple of hours on
432 & 1296. My 432 station was obviously working but it was not at 100%.
Today we finally repaired the polarity rotation system! We also removed the
backup preamp and replaced it with my primary preamp which has a MUCH better
NF. That should have the 432 station back to 100% performance.
I plan on being on 432 tonight starting shortly after my moonrise around
0300. I will try and stay on as long as there is activity. I will also make
it a point to be on 432 around moonset in Europe hoping to add stations that
do not have elevation.
The 432 amp has been popping fuses on occasion and I have not figured that
problem out yet. If that occurs I will disappear for about 10 minutes and
At this point my intent is to focus on 432 but I may get on 1296 for a short
I should also note that we are expecting a rain/snow mix tonight with high
winds so that could interfere with my planned activities.
432: 48 x 15 element yagis with polarity rotation, .14 dB NF cavity
preamp. 1500 watts (8938)
1296: 4.5 meter dish, G4DDK .21 dB NF preamp, KL6M Septum feed, 1500
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