EDITOR: ALLEN KATZ, K2UYH;
ENGR DEPT., THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY, TRENTON, NJ 08650-4700 (W 609-490-2817 OR H 443- 3184, FAX 609-443-1713, AND EMAIL Allen Katz, K2UYH
PRODUCTION ASSIST: TOM KIRK, KA2VAD (908-521-2049).
SKEDS CORD & DIRECTORY: DL4EBY/DK0TU, KLAUS TIEDEMANN, HALSKESTR.35, D-12167 BERLIN, (49-30-7955467), E-Mail: Klaus Tiedemann.
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Steve is in agreement with Ian's suggestion that a set of polarity
abbreviations be defined and adopted. He notes that several stations are
already using similar abbreviations such as "RX P VVV" and "TX P HHH"
to let the station that they are working know what their pol is. However
there is no standardization of these abbreviations. Before the EME
community adopts a "polarity language" we may want to think over some
options. For example when one station asks another to transmit vertical
"VVVVV?" the other station may already be vertical. The real objective
may be to get the other station to switch pol by 90 deg or possibly by
45 deg. Does an abbreviation such as "PS?" or "P9" which would mean
change your TX polarity by 90 deg make sense? Steve also suggests that
abbreviations be used for 45 deg polarity. Some suggestions are "/" or "5".
To tell a station that you are transmitting at 45 deg you would
send "TX P /" or "TX P 5". These could also be extended to + or - 45.
It could be assumed that "P /" or "P 5" would mean clockwise 45 deg
(as viewed from the rear of the array". To indicate counter clockwise
either "M" for minus or "C" for counter-clockwise could be used, e.g.,
"RX P M /" means that you are receiving at counter clockwise 45 deg.
Steve would like to hear suggestions from other EME operators. He feels
there are probably lots of good ideas out there, and offers to act as
center for collecting suggestions. After some more ideas are put forth
he draft a "universal polarity language".
70 cm EME totals for K1FO are 510 initials, 49 states and 75 DXCC.
F5HRY is now QRV on e-mail. He can be reached at F5HRY and invites recommendations/ideas for the 98 EME Conference in Paris.
LA8LF worked in Jan SW on 1296 NL7F and WA8WZG. Anders also has a change of e-mail address. The new address is LA8LF
DL9KR heard nil from WA8WZG and N4UK during skeds but picked both up on random later. Jan has KF0M's QSL and is awaiting QSLs from WE7P and W6VPH.
DF3RU Karl plans to be on 10 GHz EME in the spring. He needs on 70 cm the states of SC, RI, NEB, KY, ARK and HI.
W4TJ is the new call of AA4TJ.
HP3XUG is looking for 432 skeds. Louis completed with W7FN, DL9NDD, NC1I, VE1ALQ and HB9SV in Jan.
AF9Y is looking for a 70 cm station with which to conduct low power EME experiments. The station should have at least 300 kw ERP to establish condx. The station must be able to xmit on SSB from a Soundblaster sound card for 15 min tests between 1900 and 2300. Contact Mike at Mike, AF9Y
WA8WZG in Ohio is now QRV on 13 cm EME as well as 70 and 23 cm. Tom QSO'd during the SW on 23 cm LA8LF, on 70 cm KD4LT, K0RZ, K1FO, DL9NDD and DL9KR, and on 13 cm WB5LUA, VE4MA and OE9ERC.
NU7Z, Rick is now QRV on 13 cm. He worked OZ4MM, WB5LUA and VE4MA, and CWNR OE9ERC (S5 on SSB), during the SW.
K9BCT will be QRV on 70 cm and 23 cm with low power (50 w).
I6PNN is not yet QRV on 5.7 GHz. He will be on in 2 months or so.
IN3KLQ is running 600 w not 6000 w as indicated last month!
K2DH's new e-mail address is Dave, K2DH Dave is sorry for missing his Jan SW skeds, but was involved with club VHF contest operation.
NC7K was not be available for skeds during the Jan VHF contest (SW). He will take skeds in Feb.
W4HHK was QRV on 13 cm during the Jan SW. He QSO'd OZ4MM on random. Nil was copied from DF3RU. Echoes did not seem as good as in the past.
WD5AGO, Tommy had sparks fly in his 23 cm amp during the SW. He was down to 150 w, but still worked NL7F for state 36, CT1DMK and LX1DB.
LX1DB worked on 19 Jan 16 stations on 23 cm. Willie plans to be on 13 cm in Feb.
PA3CSG worked W8MQW on 70 cm in Jan. Geert heard nil from WB6IMC, KF0M and N4UK in skeds.
W8MQW does not want skeds on 432.045 as Chuck has a TV birdie on this freq.
W7FN, Don worked UR5LX with a big signal and confirms a good one with HP3XUG.
VE6TA had an HPA problem on 1296 during the Jan SW.
K5JL added CT1DMK and N4UK to his initial list during Jan.
KF0M was QRV on 432 in Jan.
VE4MA was on 13 cm both nights of the SW and worked NU7Z, WA8WZG and SM3AKW. Barry now is up to initial #31 on 13 cm. On 1296 he QSO'd NL7F and VE3BQN, who had a strange signal.
KA0RYT QSO'd N4UK, JH0YSI, 7M2PDT and more in Jan.
W7QX worked N2IQU with the loudest signal he has ever heard on 70 cm, and=20 many more, but did not hear K6MYC.
W1ZX missed his 7M2PDT sked due to the cold WX locking up his AZ drive.
JH4JLV, Kaz is now up to initial #36 and 12 DXCC. He made 30 QSOs in '96 and is planning to extend his yagi array to do more in '97.
W7HAH, Shep had some storm damage to his yagis in Nov, but is still QRV on 432.
PA2CHR, Chris (JO22xa) is QRV with 4x35 el yagis (needs > 5 degs el) and 800 W. He plans to be active next weekend on random and will hang around on 432.019.
KB0PYO, Mark is QRV on 23 cm from MN, but still needs to improve his RX capability. He copleted with K2UYH in Jan.
KB7UWC: (CN96xi) in WA, will be QRV next weekend on 23 cm with a 3 m dish and 50 w. His e-mail address is Mark, KB7UWC Mark has no el. drive as yet, so he is only good for moonrise skeds.
K1FO has a mint late model Drake TR7A for sale. Steve is the original owner and he has the original shipping cartons. He has some accessories, including a SL4000 filter and service manual photo copy. Contact Steve, K1FO at 203-421-3377.
NU7Z is still looking for xfmr for 1300v @ .5amps.
AL7JM is looking for a used IC-1271 or a transverter for 1.2 GHz.
WA8WZG reports that he is your "Andrews Connector Connection". He has connectors, cables, waveguide, assorted jumpers, etc. for sale. He notes that his stock changes weekly. Call Tom a (419) 732-2944 or on e-mail at: Tom, WA8WZG
KB2AH has a full line of cavity amps and 1, 2, 4 and 6 tube ring amps,
lin/circular feed horns and LNAs. For full details see Tom's 1296
WEB page: Tom
For more info contact Tad, K3TD at (770-513-9252 or e-mail: Tad, K3TD or WEB page: SVHF
TNX for all the reports. We can of course always use more technical
material. Virtually all the reports are now coming in by e-mail. E-mail
reports are great, and very convenient, but PLEASE do not submit lists of
QSOs in column form, i.e., log copies. Although this look great on e-mail,
I can not print in this form int he NL - it takes up too much space.
Removing all those carriage returns and spaces is very time consuming - and
tough on the wrists. I do want the reports, please keep them coming,
but if possible run lists of calls horizontally together.
E-mail distribution of the NL seems to be working well. This year the
number of NLs mailed was down for the 1st time. We are now printing about
235 NLs versus 275 a year ago. I do not think this drop is due to a lack
of interest. If anything there is more interest, judging by reports. It is
just that more stations are electing to receive the NL exclusively by e-mail. I am trying to come up with a way to=
include diagrams and pictures in the e-mail version. The master of every
NL is sent to Rein, W6/PA0ZN for scanning of important figures and pictures
into his WEB version of the NL.
That about covers the news for this 29... 73,
Al - K2UYH.
If you receive the 432 & Above NewsLetter from Allen, K2UYH (paper
version), and your CALLSIGN does NOT appear in this list. Or there is a
correction to be made please contact me, VE1ALQ as soon as possible. We
know there are a number of calls that will not appear in this first
printing, and for that we do apologize. But we do want to see your call in
the list. Please see below at bottom of list.
A22BW, AA4TJ, AA6WI, CX9BT, DD1XF, DF3RU, DF5YY, DF6NA, DF9QX, DJ7FJ,
DJ8LQ, DJ9YW, DK3WG, DK8VS, DL4EBY, DL6WU, DL9EBL, DL9KR, DL9NDD,
EA2BK, EA2LU, EA3DXU, EA3UM, F1ANH, F2TU, F5EHQ, F5HRY, F5PAU, F6CGJ,
F9FT, G0BPU, G3HUL, G3LQR, G3LTF, G3SEK, G4ALH, G4ERG, G4GCM, G4RGK,
GM3JFG, GW3XYW, HB9BBD, HB9BHU, HB9JAW, HB9SUL, HB9SV, I2COR, I5TDJ,
I6PNN, IK1HWG, IK3COJ, IK5WJD, IK6EIW, JA2JRJ, JA2KRW, JA4BLC, JA5OVU,
JA6AHB, JA6CZD, JA8ERE, JR8FLY, JA9BOH, JH0YSI, JH1MOM, JH3EAO, JH4JLV,
JL1ZCG, JR1RCH, K0KJX, K0RZ, K0TLN, K1FO, K1OYB, K1RQG, K1RSA, K1VYU,
K2OS, K2RIW, K2TKN, K2UYH, K3EAV, K3HZO, K3LFO, K3XA, K4QIF, K5AZU,
K9BCT/4, K9KFR, K9ZZH, KA0RYT, KB2AH, KB3PD, KB8ZW, KB9CTS, KD6R,
LA8LF, N1AXB, N2IQU, N2LIV, N4GJV, N4MW, N4PZ, N6OC, N7ART, N7AUV, N9AB,
NA4N, NC1I, OE5JFL, OE6AP, OE9ERC, OE9XXI, OH2DG, OK1KIR, ON4AOD,
ON4KNG, ON4UV, ON5OF, ON5RR, ON6JY, OZ4MM, PA0AVS, PA0PLY, PA0SSB,
W6/PA0ZN, PA3CSG, PA3DZL, S51ZO, S56UUU, W6/SM0PYP, SM2BYA, SM3AKW,
SM6CKU, SP5CJT, VE1ALQ, VE2XX, VE1ASO, VE3BQN, VE3CF, VE4MA, VE7BBG,
VK1VP, VK2ALU, VK2BE, VK2FZ/4, VK3UM, VK5MC, W0KJY, W0RRY, W1CAL,
W1JR, W1ZX, W2CRS, W2JWJ, W2UHI, W2WD, W3EP, W3IIT, W4HHK, W4RDI,
W5RCI, W6DXJ, W6XS, W7FN, W7GBI, W7HAH, W7ID, W7VQQ, W8IDU, W8MQW,
W8TN, WA4NJP, WA4OFS, WA4ZTK, WA5VJB, WA7CJO, WA7TZY, WA8WZG,
WA9FWD, WB0GGM, WB2VVV, WD5AGO, WI7Z, YO2IS, ZS6AXT, ZS6JT, ZS6PT
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