EDITOR: ALLEN KATZ, K2UYH;
ENGR DEPT., TRENTON STATE COLLEGE, 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, DL4EBY/DK0TU
E-MAIL LIST CORD: Scott, KD4LT
*** NA EME BBS: 704-284-4854 ***
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CONDITION: Amidst the news of generally very good conditions, (except for problems with polarization misalignment experienced by some yagi stations on 70 cm - pol. is usually very focused and steady at times of best conditions), during the 1st half of the ARRL EME Contest, comes very sad news of the passing of 2 well known EMEers: KL7WE and CT1WW - see SILENT KEYS near the end of NL.
HZ1AB has an RIW amp complete. He will not be on for the 2nd contest weekend, but plans to be QRV on 432 late this winter or in the spring.
G4ERG has not been QRV since the beginning of the year. Peter is building a array of 16 yagis with polarization rotation. He hopes to be QRV again sometimes early next year.
KJ7HB has found a RIW type amp and hopes to be QRV in a month or so.
SP5CJT QSO'd 16 stations on 432 during the 1st part of the contest.
UA4API on 70 cm in the contest made 6 QSOs.
UA6LGH made 24x15 on 432 including initials with DL1EJA, K5GW and K4QIF for #191.
UA9FAD made 7 QSOs on 70 cm including OZ4MM for initial #122.
UT7VF is looking for skeds.
VE3BQN was QRV on 1296 during the contest with his 16' dish and 200 w plus.
ZS6AWK, Danie has acquired a 5 m TVRO dish, after having been inspired by hearing the guys on 70 cm in the ARRL contest. He is QRV on 70 and 1296, but still need PAs and LNAs.
KB2AH operated exclusively on 1296 and ended with a score of 46x26. Even with the new elevated dish, tree blockage still prevented a JA QSO in Oct. He will be looking for a JAs again in Nov with its fewer leaves.
KF0M, John is QRV on 432 with 2 x 9 lambda M2 yagis and 800 w. He is taking skeds and will be active during the contest.
AA6WI was QRV on 1296 during the 1st contest weekend, but will be traveling out of country right afterwards, and may not make it back in time for the 2nd weekend.
ON5OF has a new 700 w amp on 70 cm.
PA3CSG plans to be QRV on 70, 23 and 3 cm in Nov. Gert wants to know if anyone has had any experience with 8877 by Jolita?
VE6TA was active on 70 cm the 1st contest weekend and ended with 14x12. He will be on 23 cm for the 2nd weekend.
KA0RYT/0 was QRV from EN24 on 23 cm with 150 w. He worked W2UHI for the 1st ever Minn 23 cm EME QSO. Ron ended the contest on 70 cm with 19x13 (EN 34) and on 23 cm with 3x3 (EN24). In Nov KB0PYO, Mark will be QRV on 23 cm from EN24. Ron/Mark can be reached via e-mail at: Mark, KB0PYO for 23 cm skeds.
VE3KDH, Kevin is QRV on 70 cm with 4 x 38 el yagis and 100 w. His tel is 905-878-91910.
DL9EBL will be on 23 cm and on 13 cm TX 2320 and RX 2304. He achieved the 1st 13 cm DL-JA QSO with JA4BLC (569/579) on CW and (55/56) on SSB.
NC7K, NV is QRV on 70 cm.
NU7Z was not QRV 23 cm during the 1st contest weekend, but is trying to be on 70 cm with 4 x FO33 yagis and 1 KW for the 2nd.
W6WE is looking for 70 cm skeds.
DK3WG's e-mail can be sent to: Stefan, DK3WG
DL8OBU needs QSL cards from K5JL and K5GW.
EA2LU is only QRV on 2 m. He has not yet received permission for 10 GHz operation. He will be back on 70 cm later.
EA2AVY will be QRV on 432 in about 2 months with 1.2 KW and 4 yagis.
DF3RU has sent 2 tubes to 4X1IF. G4ALH will be QRV on 70 cm both contest weekends. In Oct he achieved 24x14.
S57Q, Klaus has a change for the directory. His zip code should be 68290. His locator is JN76. OZ4MM was QRV only on Saturday in the contest, and worked 50 stations on 70 cm.
WB5LUA is working on 24 GHz. The station consists of a 5 m dish and 4.5 dB NF LNA. He is recieving .4 dB of Moon noise and 6 dB of Sun noise.
DJ7FJ will be on 6 cm and 10 GHz in Nov and is looking for skeds. VK2FZ/4 is a new 4 yagis station. He copied DL9KR and called him many times in Oct, but received no response. He is building a bigger amp.
KL7HFQ worked in Oct DL9KR, N2IQU, SM4IVE, K4QIF, K1FO, OE5JFL, OH2PO and NC1I. He is available for sked on weekends but will be gone during 2nd contest weekend.
DL9NDD worked DK0BY and say this station is the as same the DL6NAA club station. He needs K1RQG's QSL.
DL1EJA, Oliver made 34 initials in the contest. He is a new 70 cm station with 16 yagis and 1 KW. He will be active the 2nd weekend, and will take skeds, but does not plan to be QRV during normal SWs.
K5JL will be QRV on 70 cm the 1st day and 23 cm the 2nd day in Nov.
W6VPH's address is (Lawrence W Anshley, 2535 So. Myrtle, Monrovia, Los Angeles, CA 91016), DM04?
W0AH is the new call of W2CRS.
EA6ADW has ended activity from Majorca for this season. Peter will be back in March. UT5DL ended with 28x16.
G4RGK's early score was 35x19.
KD5RO had 30x20 on 23 cm in Oct. Dave has cured all his problems and expects to have 600 w on 23 in Nov.
IW5AVM achieved 19x14.
JA6XED's address is (Hisao Tsukamoto, 212 Kyo-machi, Kurume- city Fukuoka 830). His tel in shack is +81-942-34-3332. The system is an 8m dish with f/d of 0.36, MRF648 LNAs and 8938 PA at about 800 w. Note this station is the same as the JA6ZHR club station.
WA8WZG will be active on 23 cm with 100 w and a 5 m dish from EN81 in Ohio in the 2nd part of the contest. He has already worked WB5LUA and W2UHI. His e-mail address is: WA8WZG
W4HHK made 2 contacts on Friday night of the contest: OZ4MM and WB5LUA. On Saturday night be kept skeds with IK6EIW, but heard nill. WB6IMC ended with 21x12 in Nov.
UT1PA worked OZ4MM and K5GW to bring him to initial #60. In the contest he worked 13x10.
EA8/ON5FF will be QRV on 70 cm in Nov from IL18pb. AL7JM was not on for the 1st weekend, but will be on 70 cm the 2nd weekend.
W1ZX, Willie has some leftover EME Conference items for sale: Hats ($10.00) Clocks ($3.00) with the '96 Int'l EME logo of course. Proceedings are also available for $US12.00 + shipping $3.00 in the States (110 have been sold to this date). General Radio IF Amplifier (30 MHz) 1236A, $US 150.00 & shipping, Dielectric-Coaxial Dynamics 1000a wattmeter, same as Bird 43 wattmeter, $175.00, $190.00, $200.00 with new meter movement call, AIL 75 Noise Figure Meter with cabinet $US 275 & shipping, AIL Noise Generator 7010, Diode Noise Generator type 70, Hewlett Packard UHF Noise Source 349a + shipping CALL, Several Transco "Y" type Relays with "N" Connectors $US 50 & shipping; Call Willie at 301 645 5584, 2000-2230 EST, FAX 301 645 6853, 24 hrs, Email: Willie, W1ZX V3BQN is looking for brick device with 30 w output for 23 cm. 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 amps) available. Contact Tom at 908-223- 8124 or e-mail at: Tom, KB2AH
I was equally troubled to learn that CT1WW also passed away. Tiago Frederico was a avid VHF/UHF amateur. He gave me my 1st 432 QSO with Portugal and was host of a major 70 cm EME dexpedition only a few years ago. Tiago was in his 50's and also died suddenly.
1997 INTERNATIONAL EME MARATHON CONTEST: The IRC is again sponsoring an EME Marathon. The rules are the same as last year. The stations makings the most points, (contacts x [DXCC countries +1] x 100), in there class during the year wins. You can only work a station once in a given day. Competition is by band and power class - same as in the DUBUS EME Contest. Logs must be submitted by 31 Jan.
CU then ... 73, Al - K2UYH.
This information was obtained from Scott, KD4LT
For comments or corrections: Rein, W6/PA0ZN.