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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Good conditions were generally reported for the DUBUS-REF Contest/SW despite the less than ideal position of the Moon. (A near full Moon did make visual tracking easy.) But, propagation was not the problem. For many high winds and poor WX put a damper on the weekend. In spite of this 23 cm activity approached that of the ARRL Contest. High contest scores include OE9XXI 63x36, ZS6AXT 49x29, K4QI 44x31, VE1ALQ 40x28 and K2UYH 40x27. Now its time to switch attention to 70 cm and 13 cm up for the 2nd phase of the contest. Also in the news is a new 10 GHz DX record achieved by DJ7FJ and ZL1GSG a few days before the contest - see their reports.
KA0RYT worked on 70 cm W0KJY and KB3PD.
W0KJY had an easy QSO with KA0RYT, but heard nil from KL7HFQ.
W7QX reports a partial with JA9BOH and worked JA5OVU and JA4BLC with nice sigs.
K5WXN will be on 70 cm during coming contest weekend.
NC7K is now K7XC. His e-mail account will change to reflect the new call, but Tim is uncertain as to when.
LA8LF also has a new e-mail address Anders, LA8LF His WEB Page.
W6/SM0PYP's e-mail address has changed to Paul, W6/PYP.
9H1ES is getting on 23 cm EME with a 2.4 m dish and 300 w PA.
EA6ADW is QRV again on 23 cm with 1 kw. Peter's standings are on 70 cm initial #58, DXCC 22 and WAS 16, on 23 cm initial #111, DXCC 26 and WAS 21, and on 13 cm initial #9, DXCC 8 and WAS x1.
KB3PD is QRV and looking for 70 cm skeds.
DJ5MN will be on 70 and 23 cm in the summer from his home with a 3 m dish.
W0RRY's new dish is all together and he expects to be operational on 70 cm very soon.
WI7Z will be QRV for the 70 cm contest weekend.
W4HHK had a partial with WA8WZG on 13 cm.
OE5JFL was not QRV on 23 cm in the 1296 part of the contest because of bad WX, but hopes to be QRV on 70 cm next month.
W4TJ reports hearing 20 or so stations on 23 cm during the contest. Bill is still working on his 23 cm PA.
WB5LUA has completed QSOs on 10 GHz with CT1DMK (M/M) and VK2ALU (O/O). Al made initials on 23 cm during the contest with DH9FAG, K9BCT and K2DH.
KB0PYO worked 3 stations on 1296 during the contest: OE9XXI, KB2AH and OZ4MM. High winds were a problem.
I6PNN is not presently QRV on 5.7 GHz. He is on 2304 and hopes to be on 5.7 in one more month.
W7CI reports a good QSO with HP3XUG.
W7FN QSO'd G0BPU and IK0EQJ on 70 cm.
VE6TA was on 23 cm in the contest and ended with 25x19, 2 of which were initials with NL7F and JH5LUZ to bring him to #55. Nil was heard from DF3RU.
N2IQU had 35 QSOs on 23 cm.
W1ZX did not make his skeds because high winds.
K5JL was QRV on 1296 during the contest and worked EA6ADW among many others for 43 QSOs.
G4ERG is not currently QRV on 70 cm. Peter expects to have a new array of 16 x 11 el 2.3 lambda rear mount yagis with pol rotation in operation this summer.
9A1W a club station in Samobor, Croatia is reported to be QRV on 23 cm EME. KF0M contacted G3SEK.
DL4KG now has 500 w and 4 yagis on 432.
KL7HFQ reports about 10-12 dB of Sun noise, but is not making many contacts off the moon. He will be QRV on 70 for the contest.
VK1DO will be QRV this summer with 8 yagis on 432.
W4OP (EL96) is QRV on 1296 with a 12' dish and 180 w PA composed of 2 x N6CA amps. He is also working on a 4 tube KB2AH PA. He is x-WA2YPY with e-mail address W4OP. and mailing address (6869 Bayshore Dr, Lantana, FL 33462).
KB7UWC, Mark (CN96) is QRV on 1296 with a 10' dish and 50 w. He worked OE9XXI and can be reached via e-mail at Mark, KB7UWC
K9BCT has a new tel # 954-472-3846.
HB9BBD was only on Sunday during the contest, but made 17 QSOs.
G4ALH is now QRV on e-mail at G4ALH
W5ZN x-WB5IGF in AK is , testing on 5.76 GHz EME with WB5LUA. He has a 10' dish and 20 w at the feed. Sun noise is 11 dB. He also has16 x FO 22s yagis in the air and might be convinced to come on 432 EME.
WD5AGO plans to be QRV for the April contest.
WA8WZG is your "Andrew's Connector Connection". He has for sale Andrew cable, connectors, associated hardware, jumper c- ables (Superflex and LDF). Tom also has hard to find items, waveguide, flanges, etc. Call Tom a (419) 732-2944 or on e- mail at TOM, WA8WZG Also check out Tom's WEB page is Here
WB6IMC is looking for 23 cm PA with 250- 350 w out. He is also in need of 7289s - needs 3 tubes.
CT1DMK is looking for a TWTA for 5.7 GHz. KB2AH has a full line of cavity amps and 1, 2, 4 and 6 tube ring amps, lin/circular feed horns and LNAs for 432 and 1296... And recently he has added mounting blocks for K1FO yagis. For full details see Tom's 1296 WEB page KB2AH , for prices or phone 908-223-5067, FAX 908-223-0901 (24 hrs) or voice 908-223-8124.
K1RQG: has for sale a 70 cm commercial cavity amplifier, 8874 tube included. All that is needed to put on the air is HV p/s and bias or zener and meters. Blower is included. The PA should make 500-700 w out. See the NL's masthead for contact info for Joe.
NU7Z is working on the DUBUS directory. If you know of any corrections for any stations, please send them to Rick, NU7Z or by any other means. K1RQG wants to encourage ALL EME stations to become more active on the 20 m net. Joe notes that not everyone has e-mail. Besides if everyone relied on e-mail news, there would be no NET activi- ty.
DL9KR has suggest the following date for the '97 ARRL EME Contest: 18/19 Oct and 15/16 Nov. Jan feels the next best alternatives are the following weekends. What do you think? Sends your to the ARRL.
Please keep the news and especially technical reports coming. E-mail is the preferred way to submit information, but I will take reports in all forms. Good luck in the 2nd part of the REF/DUBUS Contest. I will be looking for you all off the Moon, this time on 70 cm.
73, Al - K2UYH
Skeds for APR 12 Time 432.040 432.045 2304.050 1400z G4FUF -4X1IF 1730z LU7DZ -DK3WG G4FUF -IK0EQJ 1800z KA0RYT-G4FUF DJ5MN -UR5LX 1830z W8MQW -G4FUF 1900z HP3XUG-G4FUF LU7DZ -G3LTF WA8WZG-OK1KIR 1930z VE1ALQ-OK1DFC HP3XUG-G3LTF VE4MA -IK2RTI 2000z KA0RYT-NA4N HP3XUG-UR5LX 2030z KL7HFQ-UR5LX 2100z KL7HFQ-DK3WG 2130z KL7HFQ-VE1ALQ ======================================================== Skeds for APR 13 Time 1296.050 1296.075 5760.100 0230z K2DH -JR4AEP 0300z JA8ERE-WB5LUA JA6CZD-K2DH 0330z JA6CZD-WB5LUA K2DH -JA8ERE 0400z JR4AEP-WB5LUA 1400z DJ9YW -4X6UJ G3LTF -JA6CZD 1430z DF3RU -4X6UJ 1600z DJ9YW -S59DCD 1630z DJ9YW -CT1DMK 1700z DJ9YW -VE1ALQ G3LTF -S59DCD 1730z DJ9YW -SM5DGX K2DH -G4CCH 1800z WA8WZG-S59DCD 1830z K2DH -G3LQR 1900z K2DH -HB9BBD WB5LUA-LX1DB 1930z K9BCT -EA6ADW K9ZZH -K2DH 2000z K2DH -4X6UJ 2030z WB5LUA-I5MPK K2DH -SM5DGX 2100z WB5LUA-ON5RR K2DH -DH9FAG VE4MA -I6PNN 2130z WB5LUA-DH9FAG K2DH -S59DCD VE4MA -LX1DB 2200z WB5LUA-IK6EIW KB0PYO-K2DH 2230z KB7UWC-K2DH 2300z NL7F -HB9BBD =========================================================