The latest 70cm, 23cm, 13cm, 9cm & 6cm EME activity from G4CCH
6th September 2014

Quick update

Hyperlinks on callsigns are to audio clips of signals (will add more clips later)

23cm running at reduced power while SSPA's being upgraded.

StartDate StartTime FREQ Mode TXPWR Callsign RSTOut RSTIn QSO_SQUARE INITIAL INIT_A INIT_D FIRST COMMENTS
31/05/2014 15:48 1296 CW 80 OK1CS 569 559            
31/05/2014 16:10 1296 CW 80 G3LTF 579 559            
31/05/2014 18:07 1296 CW 80 OK1KIR 579 559            
31/05/2014 19:06 1296 CW 80 W6YX 579 559            
31/05/2014 19:20 1296 CW 80 K2UYH 579 559            
31/05/2014 19:36 1296 CW 80 VE6TA 579/RO O            
31/05/2014 19:47 1296 CW 80 WA6PY 579 559            
31/05/2014 20:04 1296 CW 80 F5SE/P 579 539            
31/05/2014 20:15 1296 CW 80 OK1CA 579 559            
01/06/2014 09:32 1296 CW 80 VK3UM 579 559            
01/06/2014 09:49 1296 CW 80 OH2DG RO O            
01/06/2014 11:13 1296 CW 80 I1NDP 589 559            
06/06/2014 18:35 1296 CW 80 LU8ENU RO(-16) O            
08/06/2014 17:00 1296 CW 80 IK5VLS R-08 O(-15)            
08/06/2014 21:00 1296 CW 80 PA3CQE -10 R-16           3m dish, 250W. best -07

23cm after SSPA upgrade. Some issues with balance to be resolved, but 1KW easily possible again. Also had some switching PSU failures, which I'm working on.

StartDate StartTime FREQ Mode TXPWR Callsign RSTOut RSTIn QSO_SQUARE INITIAL INIT_A INIT_D FIRST COMMENTS
07/08/2014 19:20 1296 JT65C 1000 DC9UP -16 -11 JN39QN Yes   232   3.2m dish, 400W JT
07/08/2014 19:44 1296 JT65C 1000 DJ2DY O(-24) O JN39OI Yes   233   48 el yagi, 300W at feed, G4DDK LNA
08/08/2014 19:44 1296 JT65C 1000 DC9UP -12 -14           improved to -09 as Moon cleared obstructions
08/08/2014 19:57 1296 JT65C 1000 YL2GD O(-09) RO(-07)           6m dish
08/08/2014 20:12 1296 JT65C 1000 DL6SH -6 -4            
08/08/2014 20:58 1296 CW 1000 DC9UP RO(559) O(579) JN39QN Yes 394     3.2m dish, 700W CW
08/08/2014 22:13 1296 JT65C 1000 EA1RJ -20 O            
08/08/2014 22:32 1296 SSB 1000 DC9UP 53 54   No        
09/08/2014 20:36 1296 JT65C 1000 RN4AT RO(-23) O(-14) LN29LA Yes   234   4m dish, 60W
10/08/2014 22:20 1296 JT65C 1000 EI9E RO(-25) O IO41TU Yes   235   67 el yagi, 200W
11/08/2014 22:21 1296 JT65C 1000 EI9E RO(-25) o           67 el yagi, 200W
12/08/2014 21:32 1296 JT65C 1000 PA2CHR RO O JO32 Yes   236   67 el yagi 150W at feed pt
12/08/2014 21:57 1296 CW 1000 RA3EC 569 579 KO82 Yes 395     3.7m dish
12/08/2014 22:04 1296 CW 1000 SP6ITF 569 589            
16/08/2014 06:24 1296 JT65C 1000 PY2BS -3 -6           improved to -04 at PY2BS
16/08/2014 07:02 1296 CW 1000 SP6ITF 569 589            
16/08/2014 07:25 1296 JT65C 1000 HK1H RO(-19) O(-14) FJ29EM Yes   237 Y WD5AGO horn, 250W
22/08/2014 13:25 1296 JT65C 1000 PA2DW -17 R-18            
22/08/2014 13:45 1296 JT65C 1000 KL7UW -22 O BP40IQ Yes   238   4.9m dish, 50W
22/08/2014 14:05 1296 CW 1000 KL7UW O RO BP40IQ Yes 396     4.9m dish, 50W
23/08/2014 10:53 1296 CW 1000 SP6ITF 579 579            
23/08/2014 11:01 1296 CW 1000 TI2AEB 569 559            
23/08/2014 11:17 1296 CW 1000 SM4IVE 599 579            
23/08/2014 14:39 1296 JT65C 1000 PA2DW -19 -16           -16/-12 best
23/08/2014 15:10 1296 CW 1000 K5DOG O RO EM00WH Yes 397     2.8m dish, 80W
23/08/2014 15:41 1296 JT65C 1000 EI2FG O RO IO61AX Yes   239   4x35 el F9FT yagi, 200W
23/08/2014 16:04 1296 JT65C 1000 KL7UW -14 O(-04)           Best -12/-04
23/08/2014 16:40 1296 JT65C 1000 N4QH RO O EM84IN Yes   240   4.6m dish, 400W

6cm was quickly installed on the dish to work the guys at the EME Conference. Had issues with drive level, unfortunately caused some damage to driver stages while trying to diagnose the fault. I have the parts now to complete repairs, and will learn lessons from the experience...

StartDate StartTime FREQ Mode TXPWR Callsign RSTOut RSTIn QSO_SQUARE INITIAL INIT_A INIT_D FIRST COMMENTS
24/08/2014 14:35 5760 CW <10W OK1KIR RO O           Low drive, so low O/P pwr
24/08/2014 15:19 5760 CW 30W TM16EME 579 559           TM8PB EME 2014
24/08/2014 16:10 5760 JT4F 30W OK1KIR R-16 -17 JN79DW Yes   1   1st JT4F on 6cm EME


You can find more details of my Initials and standings here

Future Activity

Next activity will be on:
23cm EME - on 12th to 14th September 2014

23cm

All that you need to make a JT65c QSO with me is >20dBi antenna and >100W... why not give it a try sometime, you might be surprised.

I can be QRV again over the next few days on CW and JT65c.
If anyone else wants to try then please E Mail me - howard(at)g4cch(dot)com

When I am QRV (but not during contests), you can usually find me on 1296.015 CW or 1296.085 JT65c. I have Internet access in the shack, and check HB9Q's logger and ON4KST microwave chat for possible activity. 

13cm

Please email me if you want a sked, otherwise you should find me during the various activity weekends... I will announce when I am going to be on.

 

Worked All States (WAS)

So far I have had 23cm EME QSO's with stations in 37 of the 50 US States. To complete WAS I need the following 13 states:  AL, AR, DE, KY, MN, MS, MT, NE, NV, OR, SC, SD & TN.

I would like to hear from anyone who could activate these states on 23cm EME either on CW or JT65... please email me if you have a 23cm EME capable station or have plans to build one, or if you intend to do an expedition to any of the listed states.

howard(at)g4cch(dot)com

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