[Moon-Net] [Moon] ARRL contest Microwave leg.

Zdenek SAMEK-OK1DFC ok1dfc at seznam.cz
Tue Sep 24 08:06:44 CEST 2019


Fully AGREE Mike, I was trying offer many times to ARRL if not more, 
minimally spread activity in first leg of 50-1296 as CW and second leg as 
DIGITAL. Than you do not need waste time in second leg with CQ 2 days and 
works 15QSOs as I had last year.

GL!


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Zdenek - OK1DFC
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WAC 432 - 1296 - 2320 MHz
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DXCC 432 - 1296 MHz

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Hi Mike

I agree with your comments about rejuvenating the EME contest. The ARRL EME 
contest was also on the same weekend of the ARRL 10 GHz and Up terrestrial 
contest in which I participate yearly.

73

Al W5LUA

 


 
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There is a 'perceived' lack of activity on the ARRL Microwave segment.  I 
say perceived because I believe there were MANY stations active but the 
problem is they were on many different bands.  I personally only operated 13
cm and 9cm.  I love the 6m band but there was no way I was going to change 
feeds at 4AM local in pitch dark and pouring rain.

The format of the ARRL EME contests is seriously flawed and needs to be 
modified? modernized? Renovated?  Even the two weekends of 50 MHz to 1296MHz
is flawed.  If you operate 1296 both weekends, the second weekend is full of
stations you already worked so you only pick up a mere additional few and 
spend most of your time trying to decide if you already worked that station.

The other problem I have with ARRL EME is digital vs CW modes.  I see on the
'logger' many stations who are CW capable but 'hang' out on the logger and 
JT modes, while CW is slowly dying.  This is pathetic.  A simple solution is
to give JT contacts 1 point and CW 3 points (or even 2 points) which I 
believe would likely incentivize operation on BOTH modes.

It seems every time I present any of these ideas to ARRL they fall on deaf 
ears.  Any ideas?

LONG LIVE DUBUS.

  73
Mike, KL6M BP51dc
http://kl6m.com/ 

On Mon, 23 Sep 2019 21:44:35 +0200, "Ingolf, SM6FHZ via Moon-net" <moon-net@
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Hi all. 


I was on 6cm only and I can second Peter's comment about activity from an 6
cm perspective. 6cm seems to have lost popularity a lot from previous years.
I managed to make the following QSO's; Sept 21: OK1CA, UR5LX, #VE6BGT and VE
6TA, Sept 22: JA4BLC, G3LTF, UA6PTW and #F5IGK. All on CW, without any 
logger soliciting.



Great pleasure to work 2 new stations without any pre-notice. Very nice 
surprise, thanks a lot and warm welcome to 6cm EME! Hope you will enjoy it.



I heard no other stations on the band, but understand I missed a few. Maybe 
because I did not call CQ constantly on a empty band nor took a hound-hour 
pass Saturday morning (but I spent 45 minutes early Sunday morning and went 
back to resting after that).



No US stations heard in this ARRL contest, quite an surprise as well.



I understand running multi-band during this contest is a masterpiece in 
compromising, trying to satisfy all constraints with bands and Moon 
availability for all different stations. It turns out like all compromise, 
dissatisfaction in a lot of places :-)



At Least I got time for the final touch in painting the house done during 
the w/e. That satisfies me :-)



73 / Ingolf, SM6FHZ



 




  



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Den sön 22 sep. 2019 kl 23:10 skrev Peter Blair via Moon <moon at moonbounce.
info(mailto:moon at moonbounce.info)>:

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I started on 13cm and worked (all CW) UA3PTW, OK1KIR, RA3EME, SP6OPN, OK1CA,
PA0PLY, SP3XBO, WD5AGO, G4CCH, K2UYH, OH1LRY, WA6PY, G4BAO, PA0BAT, and KL6
M. I changed the feed to 6cm before the end of the 1st pass and worked VE6
TA, K2UYH and HB9Q. At MR on the second pass I worked UA3PTW and JA4BLC and 
later SM6FHZ and VE6BGT #. I then changed the feed to 9cm  and worked WA6PY,
OH1LRY, KL6M, SM3BYA, LZ1DX, K2UYH and HB9Q. Activity seemed down on 
previous years on these bands, especially 13cm but maybe because more were 
concentrating on 3cm. Conditions were good, near moon-set on 6cm , close to 
the doppler reversal point and with very slow libration, I was getting some 
amazing ssb echoes on the peaks.
Thanks to all for the nice QSOs
73, Peter G3LTF
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