[Moon-Net] SUN NOISE ON 144MHZ

Gedas w8bya at mchsi.com
Mon Sep 16 19:29:00 CEST 2019

Serge....I made a post about this about a month ago.....use the sun, 
moon, or even stars.  In WSJT you always have real time bearings for the 
sun and moon.

Even in total overcast conditions you can usually see the sun through 
the clouds......look here at this example I did earlier. The WX was 
horrible and 100% no "sun" or shadows but easily enough to get a bearing.

Just line up your antenna where you think the sun is then step away from 
your tower and keep walking until the sun, or moon, or planet, or star 
is lined up on your mast.....It takes me 2-3 minutes maximum time, day 
or night, rain or shine.


Gedas, W8BYA

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On 9/16/2019 1:15 PM, ve1kg--- via Moon-net wrote:
> Hi folks I am back on the air with a small SWR on the TX line which I 
> never had before. 30 watts reflected for 1kw.Must have gotten rain 
> from Dorian somewhere in the system!!!!
> Now how do you measure sun noise when you have 4X17??? It looks to me 
> my beam  width must be to large
> Probably 7 degrees so I do not see a peak of Sun noise. I was trying 
> to recalibrate my AZ before my MR last night & when I got MR I was off 
> over 4 degrees. Not good even on 144mhz.
> In the past I used a tree as a reference point after calibrating my AZ 
> on the moon went it was visible & used the tree as reference point 
> when I could not see the moon. No more tree after dorian.
> So what do you guys do to recalibrate your AZ with no moon available???
> Dying to know!!!!
> Serge VE1KG
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