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Re: 23 cm GB3MCB Beacon

SAM JEWELL
 

Hi John,
I haven't positively identified the beacon yet, but I have a week trace on Spectran, corresponding to the expected signal, including QSB etc. I hope to get a positive ID on A/C at some stage.
Well done to everyone for getting MCB back on air. Great!

73 de Sam, G4DDK

JO02PA, Near Felixstowe, Suffolk



John Newman wrote:

Gentlemen
 
I should like to say thank you to the UKuG and in particular to David Wrigley G6GXK for the construction and installation of the 23cm beacon at St Austell.
 
The beacon is now on the air 1296.860 MHz plus the tone and is beamed North West from the St Austell repeater site in IO 70 OJ.
 
Regards es 73 to all
 
John G0VDU ( Member of the Mid Cornwall Beacon and Repeater Group )

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Re: GB3AZA back on!!

Ted Agar <tedagar@...>
 

Afternoon Murray, just to let you know that the present antenna setup is only a single horn on 188degrees. We need a magic tee to get the continental leg in action but the only reports on the old beacon were from PA0 so we shall provide the North Sea leg ASAP.
 
BR
Ted
G8AZA


Re: GB3AZA back on!!

Ted Agar <tedagar@...>
 

Afternoon all, I think Murray was so excited about it that he missed out
the North before the East. I have just finished tidying up the cables on the
tower to confirm the details on the reflector.
Freq.:-10,368.900Mhz
Location:- IO94TF38 300ft ASL 800yds from sea at Cayton Bay 4miles South of
Scarborough Castle headland.
200mw to a Single 17db Horn Approx 10w ERP Pointing 188degrees Magnetic.

Ted
G8AZA


23 cm GB3MCB Beacon

John Newman <g0vdu@...>
 

Gentlemen
 
I should like to say thank you to the UKuG and in particular to David Wrigley G6GXK for the construction and installation of the 23cm beacon at St Austell.
 
The beacon is now on the air 1296.860 MHz plus the tone and is beamed North West from the St Austell repeater site in IO 70 OJ.
 
Regards es 73 to all
 
John G0VDU ( Member of the Mid Cornwall Beacon and Repeater Group )


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Re: GB3AZA back on!!

Murray Niman <mjniman@...>
 

That's right - sunny Scarborough

It beams east so its more for continental benefit

Murray

--- In ukmicrowaves@yahoogroups.com, "C T" <eightgoes@...> wrote:


Thats in IO94TF ........?


73


reports on GB3AZA would also be welcome too
10368.900 beam east

Murray


++++++++++++++++++++++++

Gents

I've just had a call from Ted to say that GB3AZA is back
on..........

Regards

Graham





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Re: GB3AZA back on!!

Chris G8BKE
 

Thats in IO94TF ........?


73

reports on GB3AZA would also be welcome too
10368.900 beam east

Murray


++++++++++++++++++++++++

Gents

I've just had a call from Ted to say that GB3AZA is back on..........

Regards

Graham





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All Band Activity Day

g0dja <dave.g0dja@...>
 

(Resending online, as it did not get through from my email system)

I spent some time listening and sometime arranging skeds on the ON4KST
system, to see what difference it would make having a way of
prearranging contacts over the other day when I didn't have KST in the
shack.

Contacts were made with G4KIY (Keith - 108km), G8VR (Ken - 277km),
G4FSG (Graham - 214knm), GM4CXM (Ray - 361km) and G7NCG (Ted - 119km).
However, I was only active on and off between about 15:00 and 18:00
UTC. Mainly because I'd forgotten that it was an 'All Band' day as
most people seemed to be arranging 10 and 24G contacts. That will
teach me to keep an eye on the callendar!

On the station upgrade front, I called the local supplier of
Echoflex15 the other day, he hopes to have fresh stocks sometime
towards the end of this week.

Dave (G0DJA)


Test

g0dja <dave.g0dja@...>
 

For some reason my posts are not being sent to the reflector from my
mail system.

Posted several about MCB much earlier, and replies to threads, but
none are appearing.

This is being sent online to see if it gets through...

Dave (G0DJA)


GB3AZA back on!!

Murray Niman <mjniman@...>
 

reports on GB3AZA would also be welcome too
10368.900 beam east

Murray


++++++++++++++++++++++++

Gents

I've just had a call from Ted to say that GB3AZA is back on..........

Regards

Graham


Re: GB3MCB up & running

Roger TAYLOR <RogerTaylor@...>
 

I thought I would make you all look hard!

Yes, 1296.860

73

----- Original Message -----
From: "C T" <eightgoes@yahoo.co.uk>
To: <ukmicrowaves@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2007 2:51 PM
Subject: Re: [ukmicrowaves] GB3MCB up & running


1296.86 I hope!?

73



] GB3MCB up & running


GB3MCB St Austell 1296.960Mhz, good signal in JO02BI, peaking 539.

Well done.

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Re: GB3MCB up & running

Chris G8BKE
 

1296.86 I hope!?

73



] GB3MCB up & running

GB3MCB St Austell 1296.960Mhz, good signal in JO02BI, peaking 539.

Well done.

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GB3MCB up & running

g4bel <RogerTaylor@...>
 

GB3MCB St Austell 1296.960Mhz, good signal in JO02BI, peaking 539.

Well done.


Use of chats for talkback

Ian Lamb <ianlamb@...>
 

Very well put Uffe and I fully agree!

73 .. Ian
G8KQW



Sorry for the late reaction to the topic. I belong to the group of
microwave amateurs, that think that KST chats and other means of
talkback have been an advantage and have given a boost to microwave
activity.

I do think we need an "netiquette" though. It should define in more
detail how we would like to use chats etc.

Personally I like the rules set up for Meteor Scatter QSOs:

http://home.hccnet.nl/uffe.noucha/msproc.htm <http://home.hccnet.nl/uffe.noucha/msproc.htm>

This procedure has two important implications:

1. No talkback during the QSO (only before and after)

This means that messages "I need my report again", "please shift to 1
mins periods" etc. are not allowed, and would require a new QSO
attempt to start from scratch.

2. Confirmation of the received report should be via the radio link

This means that a question after the QSO like "did you get the
report ?" is not acceptable, while "did you receive my RRRs ?" would
be OK.

Do not get me wrong. I have from time to time broken the above rules,
but they make good sense to me. The joy of a proper QSO is many times
that of one where talkback was used excessively.

In fact we should learn more from the MS procedure and adopt a proper
QSO procedure with timing etc.

IMHO Uffe PA5DD


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G3UYM Activity Report 22 April

Ian Lamb <ianlamb@...>
 

Hello Harold,

Please can you send me an e-mail so we can chat about 47GHz testing?

My e-mail address is ianlamb@btconnect.com

Thanks .. Ian

________________________________

From: ukmicrowaves@yahoogroups.com on behalf of hjg1931
Sent: Mon 23/04/2007 10:22
To: ukmicrowaves@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [ukmicrowaves] Activity Report 22 April



For the activity day i operated portable from Therfield IO92XA
and had 2way contacts on 24GHz with: G4BEL JO02
G4BAO JO02
G4EAT JO01
G4DDK JO02
Unfortunately i was on the wrong side of the hill to try with G3ZME/P.
I was joined on site by Doug VK4OE who had several contacts on 23cms
including PA0EZ.
73,
Harold.
G3UYM


Use of chats for talkback

Uffe Lindhardt <uffe.noucha@...>
 

Sorry for the late reaction to the topic. I belong to the group of
microwave amateurs, that think that KST chats and other means of
talkback have been an advantage and have given a boost to microwave
activity.

I do think we need an "netiquette" though. It should define in more
detail how we would like to use chats etc.

Personally I like the rules set up for Meteor Scatter QSOs:

http://home.hccnet.nl/uffe.noucha/msproc.htm

This procedure has two important implications:

1. No talkback during the QSO (only before and after)

This means that messages "I need my report again", "please shift to 1
mins periods" etc. are not allowed, and would require a new QSO
attempt to start from scratch.

2. Confirmation of the received report should be via the radio link

This means that a question after the QSO like "did you get the
report ?" is not acceptable, while "did you receive my RRRs ?" would
be OK.

Do not get me wrong. I have from time to time broken the above rules,
but they make good sense to me. The joy of a proper QSO is many times
that of one where talkback was used excessively.

In fact we should learn more from the MS procedure and adopt a proper
QSO procedure with timing etc.

IMHO Uffe PA5DD


Activity Report 22 April

hjg1931 <harold.groves@...>
 

For the activity day i operated portable from Therfield IO92XA
and had 2way contacts on 24GHz with: G4BEL JO02
G4BAO JO02
G4EAT JO01
G4DDK JO02
Unfortunately i was on the wrong side of the hill to try with G3ZME/P.
I was joined on site by Doug VK4OE who had several contacts on 23cms
including PA0EZ.
73,
Harold.
G3UYM


Re: Activity report 22 April

Chris G8BKE
 

Peter G3PYB, and myself were out /P today in Hampshire doing some tests on 47 & 76GHz over a 30km
path but despite operating close to 144.175 heard no other stations on.

73 de Chris G8BKE

Web Site:-
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/g8bke/.


Re: Activity report 22 April

g4bao <g4bao@...>
 

Hi all,
Frantic activity here, but mainly rushing to finish re-installing my microwave station! I started at 8am on Saturday, but the activity day came a day too early really. My operation was limited and fraught with dangling coaxes and holding wires together to make the station work! Nevertheless, I'm now QRV on 24GHz as well as 3cm and have got 23cm back with a new 'AGO preamp up on the air.

Despite a warbing OCXO, I worked G4BEL on 24GHz at 11km (wow, I hear you say!) and G3UYM/P at 33km both signals were S9+ here. I also heard G4EAT (58km) at 419 but did not manage a 2-way. Possibly heard Sam G4DDK (79km), but not sure. Sam and my FM ragchew on 3cm was something else though! Just like working a 70cm mobile, Fully quieting with a little flutter.

Not bad for a first half day on 24G.....bring it on!!!

For the record my station is now
24G - 300mW & 5.8dB NF to 45cm Sky minidish, (approx 38dBi)
10G - 1W & 1.2dB NF to same dish (dual band feed)
23cm - 40W & 0.4dB NF to 4x23
all antennas at 8m AGL

I'll tidy up the installation this week and hopefully lock the 24GHz OCXO up to my reference (if I can find my bytebaster cable to program the CPLD in the Cupido board!!!!) and will be looking for further tests on 24GHz

73
John
JO02cg


Re: Fw: Magazine Everyday Practical Electronics (EPE)

G8ZHA <g8zha@...>
 

The issues I am interested in are March and April 2007, the article was a SMS  Controller, if you can help.
 
Regards, Rich
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2007 8:04 AM
Subject: Re: [ukmicrowaves] Fw: Magazine Everyday Practical Electronics (EPE)

Hi Rich if you tell me the month and year I am sure to have a soft copy
73's
Mans

G8ZHA wrote:
>
>
>
>
> *Subject:* Magazine Everyday Practical Electronics (EPE)
>
> Does anyone get the above mag? I have seen that they have published a
> design for a SMS controller - a device which will send a SMS message
> if it gets a trip input. It was in March and April issue.
>
> If anyone has a copy, could you let me have a scan of the article....I
> need to upgrade my house alarm!
>
> Rich
>


Activity report 22 April

Martyn G3UKV
 

Telford Gp. got out to Brown Clee, IO82QL.
 
Conditions definitely up all bands during the morning, but fell back after lunch.
 
Only 4 stations worked on various available bands
13cm: G4BEL (JO02BI), G4DDK (JO02PA - Best DX @ 270 Km), G4EAT (JO01GR)
9cm: G4BEL, G4DDK, (Best DX 270 Km) G4LDR (IO91EC)
6cm: G4BEL, G4DDK (Best DX 270 Km), G4LDR (very obstructed path)
3cm: (New station Jim G8UGL trying out new system with 1Watt & 3" horn !) G4EAT @ 233Km.
24 GHz: G4BEL @ 186 Km, 559/529 rpts. One way QSO with John G4EAT @ 233Km. John's signal remained just a few dB above noise for about 30 minutes, but nothing heard other direction (0.6 W TX our end, with 2.5 W at his end). On papaer, a hopeless path, so it just goes to show .... Humidity low all day at Brown Clee, c. 40-50%, temperature around 10 deg C..
 
Despite all the comments against contests at microwaves, the activity is ALWAYS higher when they are called contests on any calendar. We heard very few stations other than those above. Only two portable callsigns mentioned besides ours, and the mobile phone stayed silent all day. I gather 'KST was fairly quiet too. Draw your own conclusions - we have!
Never mind, a good day was had by all on Brown Clee, and a good opportunity was missed by many during the good morning propagation period. GB3SCx beacons peaked S9 at times in Shropshire!
We'll try that G4EAT/Brown Clee path again in 2 weeks, please John!
 
73  Martyn  (Ops: G3UKV, G4NKC, G8UGL. Club Call G3ZME/P)