EDITOR: ALLEN KATZ, K2UYH;
*** NA EME BBS: 704-284-4854 ***
EME NETS: 14.345 1600 Z SAT/SUN;
CONTL NA NET: SCOTT, KD4LT AND JAY, K5JL;
EUR NET: JOE, K1RQG (207-469-3492).
EME STANDINGS: JIM STARKEY, W0KJY, 3845 CAPITOL DRIVE, FT. COLLINS, CO
80526, (970) 226-0669)
Generally good reports were received for 70 cm and 23 cm and above conditions
in April. EME interests in the next few weeks should focus on both the May SW and the up
coming ARRL June VHF Contest. This contest is scheduled for the weekend of 8/9 June, and
does not discriminate between EME and terrestrial contacts. The exchange is the short (4
character, FN20, etc.) locator (FN20, etc.) Look for activity on both 432 and 1296 during this
contest. WD8ISK will be QRV on 70 cm EME from >WVa during the contest.
YL3AG, Vitauts is reported to be planning operation on 23 cm.
3V8BB is reported to be QRV on 70 cm with 200 w and 2 x 38 el yagis
(1 KW soon).
S59DCD QSO'd 30 March VE1ALQ.
W2UHI added only one initial on 23 cm during the contest. Frank is working on a new larger (18') dish.
KA0RYT has a new LNA in operation.
WB7QBS is coming on 70 cm EME soon from Sunnyside, WA (CN96).
W7FN QSO'd W6JKV on 70 cm. Don plans to attend the EME Conf.
VE4MA is working on 10 Ghz.
AA4TJ worked EA6/DF5JJ.
K9BCT/4 was active on both 70 & 23 cm in April, and is working toward 10 Ghz.
K6HXW is not QRV at present. His antennas are on the ground.
W0KJY worked VE6TA & WB6IMC on 432.
VE6TA worked during the April SW W9QXP, W2CRS and W0KJY for an initial.
W6PO's e-mail address is: W6PO
PY5ZBU will be active during the May SW and is looking for 432 skeds.
DL8YHR is QRV with 200 w and 2 x 38 el yagis (1 KW soon) on 70 cm from 3V8BB.
KB2AH reports that 8829s or Y667s work exceptionally well in his single tube 1296 amp. They provide more than 175 w without pushing. He recommends 1800 volts on the plate.
G3SEK, Editor, 'The VHF/UHF DX Book' and 'In Practice' columnist for RadCom (RSGB) is Professionally available through IFW Technical Services for Clear technical English - anywhere.
NL7F is looking for a prop pitch motor large enough to turn a 12' TVRO dish and small enough to fit inside Rhon 25 tower. He is also looking for an ICOM IC-1275 23 cm rig in good working order. Bill can be reached via e-mail at NF7F
W2CRS has for sale an ARCOS 432 amp which runs 700-800 w.
DJ9YW needs help locating data on the USA SHF tetrode, 7649. He needs info on anode, grid 1 and 2, heater, etc. Contact Helnrich at tel +49- 5155/8404 or FAX /8007.
W1SJS has a complete 70 cm K2TKN 7650 cavity amplifier with a brand new 7650 for sale. He also has all the pieces for the 23 cm UPX 6 tube ring amp, a 2 x 7289 amp, and a 2 m plumbers delight available. Contact A.G. Courchene, RR1, Pittsburg, NH 03592.
K4PKV plans to move to new home QTH in the not to distant future. There is no room for the massive antennas which now occupy his back yard. Available for sale are 16 DL9KR Yagis with stacking frame for 432 EME, an additional frame for 8 long yagis (a la F9FT), 4 Cushcraft 3219 antennas and stacking frame and harness, sundry tower sections, some with rotors. 16' polar mounted dish with surface for 4.2 GHz, .25" mesh, aluminum construction. 220 MHz yagis for EME or whatever. All are priced to make it easy for someone to enter the wonderful field of EME. Pick up only from our rural NC location near Winston Salem. QTH is also available - 8 Acres, 2400 Sq Ft home VERY isolated, purchased primarily for its location. Home is contemporary A frame with country atmosphere and modern conveniences, .5 mile driveway, Purchase the house, get all the antennas free (even the tropo system). COAX for sale: 250' new 1 5/8 heliax with connectors on spool, $500, you pick up. He says "NO OFFERS REFUSED, we are interested in moving this stuff, and getting out to our new QTH." Tel 704-634-9499 during the day, 704-634-3751 at night.
SM0PYP, Paul is looking for a solid dish of about 2.4 m dia ('8) for 10 GHz. Can anybody from the W6 area help him? His e-mail is SM0PYP See Paul's report for his address and telephone numbers.
KB2AH is producing VE4MA like 1296 feeds with built-in IMU type circular polarizer. He also has a complete line of 1296 HPAs (6, 4, 2 or 1 x 7289) available, and a new 13 cm design coming up soon.
The ARI has announced the `96 Italian EME Contest for the weekend of 31 Aug/1 Sept. The rules are at the end of this NL. The 432 results for the `95 contest are also included.
The new EME Directories are all out. DL4EBY and company deserve Kudos for a job well done... but Klaus has not stopped there, and has begun work on the next directory. Get your correction forms in!
The G telephone numbers in the EME Directory are incorrect! Since April 1995, all G telephone numbers have a 1 inserted at the beginning (after 44-). For example, G3SEK is 44-1235-531559. This change needs to be made to all the G numbers except for the following, which are already correct: G0GMS, G0RUZ, G3LTF, G4CVI, G4DZU. [Thanks G3SEK for catching this glitch.]
It's time to get your registration forms in for the 96 EME
Conference - that is if you have not done so already.
This is one conference which you will not want to miss! A registration form is included at the end of this NL. More Technical Papers are desired for printing in the EME Conference Processings. (Camera ready is a must for printing).
Send all Technical Papers to Bill Lakatosh, AA4TJ, 735 Yorkshire Rd., Earlysville, VA 22936, 804 978 4853, Email email@example.com; Deadline: July 1, 1996.
Slides of EME Stations are also wanted for the Conference Slide Show, 10 slides maximum, EME Shack, special EME equipment, Antennas/Dish, etc. Please send Slides & 1 page explaination to Willie W1ZX.
Tentative Conference speakers are:
Saturday Evening Dinner & EME Speaker, (Vic Michael, W3SDZ).
EME Forum: K1RQG, Chairman, DL4EBY, KD4LT and K5JL.
For more info contact Willie, W1ZX at 301 645 5584 between 0100-0330, FAX 301 645 6853 24 hrs, Email: Willie Mank, W1ZX, 7620 Bensville Rd., Waldorf, MD 20603. Please keep the info coming to this NL too. More technical material is needed.
I was not active during the April SW because of my involvement (as director) with the Trenton Computer Festival - its was our 21st year. I plan to be QRV on 432 and 1296 in May and will be looking for all of you off the moon then. 73, Al - K2UYH
Sked requests for 25 MAY time 432.040 432.045 432.055 432.070 1296.050 2304.050 0030 W0KJY - HP3XUG 0300 JA8ERE - WB5LUA 0330 JA9BOH - WB6IMC 7M2PDT - K2UYH JH5LUZ - VE1ALQ 0400 JA9BOH - W8MQW 7M2PDT - N4GJV 1230 ZS6AXT - JR4AEP 1300 DL8YHR - UR5LX OZ4MM - UA4API G4FUF - JA2JRJ ZS6AXT - JH5LUZ 1330 G4FUF - UA6LGH DL4KG - UR5LX S59DCD - ZS6AXT 1400 G4FUF - UT5DL 1430 G4DZU - ZS6AXT 1630 G4FUF - 9M2BV 1900 # KD4LT - ZS6AXT 1930 DK3WG - KA0RYT DL0UL - UR5LX 2000 DK3WG - N4PZ WA4NJP - G4FUF 2030 DK3WG - K5GW K3EAV - G4FUF W0KJY - K3HZO W4HHK - DF3RU 2100 DK3WG - VE6TA K9KFR - G4FUF W0KJY - KA0RYT 2130 DK3WG - WE7P W7GBI - G4FUF W0KJY - K5GW WB5LUA - G3LQR 2200 WE7P - K2UYH W7FN - G4FUF W0KJY - K5AZU 2230 W7HAH - EA3UM W9QXP - G4FUF WB6IMC - K2UYH 2300 W0KJY - G4FUF Sked requests for 26 MAY Time 1296.050 1296.075 2304.025 0030 W4RDI - VE1ALQ 0400 JA8ERE - WB5LUA JR4AEP - VE1ALQ 0430 JR4AEP - WB5LUA 1700 SM3AKW - OZ4MM 1730 SM3AKW - F2TU 1800 SM3AKW - DL9EBL 1830 SM3AKW - LX1DB 1900 SM3AKW - CQ 1930 SM3AKW - CQ 2000 KD5RO - S59DCD SM3AKW - W4HHK 2030 VE1ALQ - S59DCD KD5RO - F5PAU SM3AKW - VE4MA 2100 VE1ALQ - OE5JFL KD5RO - DF3RU SM3AKW - W7GBI 2130 WB5LUA - F5PAU KD5RO - IK3COJ 2200 WB5LUA - DJ9YW N7ART - KD5RO 2230 WB5LUA - S59DCD WA7BBM - K2UYH 2300 S59DCD - K2UYH
This information was obtained from: Scott, KD4LT
For comments and corrections: Rein, W6/PA0ZN