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Re: PW Dish

mikeg3pfr@...
 

In a message dated 30/03/2009 21:52:18 GMT Standard Time, john@... writes:
STOP IT, I'M LAUGHING SO MUCH IT HERTZ!
'nother one!
 
Regards, Mike, G3PFR


Re: PW Dish

mikeg3pfr@...
 

In a message dated 30/03/2009 21:43:33 GMT Standard Time, g3cwi@... writes:
Anything else is on the Heaviside...
 
Ho, Ho! I like it!!
 
I have an ex-airborne radar dish of similar size (and unknown provenance) which is not focal plane and is not appreciably heavier than the PW dish - illuminated by a water-proofed taper-matched dipole and splash-plate (reflector), the main difference being that it has a pretty decent rim...and mounting. I bet there ain't more than a couple of 100g difference in weight (if that)!
 
Wish I could help, as I completely understand your dilemma
 
Regards, Mike G3PFR


Re: GB3IOW

Richard Newstead <g3cwi@...>
 

--- In ukmicrowaves@yahoogroups.com, "G3RIR" <g3rir@...> wrote:

Also where should I find accurate information about 1296 beacons
Beaconspot.eu


GB3IOW

G3RIR <g3rir@...>
 

For the first time I am copying GB3IOW on 1296 (my loc IO92jl). I have just
repaired my beam thanks to Sam and a new parrot perch.

Anyway I make the frequency about 1296890. I had been searching around
1296900 as that what the RSGB yearbook says. My frequency calibration is
somewhat poor as yet so what is the "real" frequency?

Also where should I find accurate information about 1296 beacons if I can't
trust the yearbook?

Neil, G3RIR


10GHz Sunday

Christopher Bartram <cbartram@...>
 

I managed to get on the air on Sunday in the Dubus EME contest, and had the
following 3cm QSOs:

F2TU, G4NNS, F5JWF, ES5PC (1st ES-GW
QSO on 10GHz), OK1KIR, IQ4DF, and W5LUA.  WA6PY - who I've
worked previously - heard me 'nearly as strong as W5LUA', but I didn't hear
him... I obviously need to call CQ more! To put this in perspective, the
results are not dissimilar to those being obtained by people with
significantly larger antennas.

In view of some of the misinformed comments which have recently been made
here, it's worth noting that all of these contacts were 'random'
ie. not scheduled. No talkback of any kind was used. All were made
using straightforward CW, sent in my case using an old fashioned straight key,
and were received using Mk.1. ears and the usual wetware behind them. Narrow
filters don't help me read the 'tuned noise-in-noise' signals characteristic
of 10GHz EME, and so I used a standard 2.4kHz bandwidth SSB receiver. I
didn't even turn the SDR receiver on!

The rig puts in the region of 40W into the feed. The antenna is a 2.4m offset
dish, and the overall system noise temperature is about 110K.

I've sent a longer report to Robin G8APZ for 'Scatterpoint'

Vy 73

Chris
GW4DGU


Re: PW Dish

mikeg3pfr@...
 

In a message dated 30/03/2009 21:41:40 GMT Standard Time, john@... writes:
Mine seems to have a pointing error (or perhaps it's a Poynting error?)
 
No I didn't, John - Richard, G3CWI said that! What I said was that it is/was a very flimsy dish and I'm therefore not surprised that it has an error....
 
Regards, Mike, G3PFR


Re: Time

David Wrigley <zen130696@...>
 

Hi Darren

Thanks I've bookmarked the SCiBAr for future reference


David G6GXK


Storer, Darren wrote:

Hi Mike,
for any of the NW uWave group... Ian Morison is speaking tonight at the Pitcher and Piano in Didsbury (admission is free); the topic is: Proving Einstein Right More info here:
http://www.scibar.info/
73 de Darren
G7LWT
2009/3/19 MICHAEL SCOTT <g3lyp@btinternet.com <mailto:g3lyp@btinternet.com>>
Hi All
Refering back a few days to a discussion on time, I went to an
interesting lecture today on the subject of time given by Ian
Morison of Joderell Bank.
A pdf transcript ( 23 pages ) is available at:
www.jb.man.ac.uk/public/im/Timeextended.pdf
<http://www.jb.man.ac.uk/public/im/Timeextended.pdf> if anyone is
interested.
73, Mike G3LYP


Re: PW Dish

mikeg3pfr@...
 

In a message dated 30/03/2009 20:46:55 GMT Standard Time, g3cwi@... writes:
Mine seems to have a pointing error (or perhaps it's a Poynting error?) which suggests that all is not well.
Richard - could be that it is distorted - it was a very flimsy dish and focal plane at that - which, as you probably know, makes it difficult to feed with any decent efficiency... I scrapped mine years ago, simply because it was so flimsy.
 
Regards, Mike, G3PFR


Re: Sunday

Richard Newstead <g3cwi@...>
 

--- In ukmicrowaves@yahoogroups.com, Robert Price <g8dtf@...> wrote:

Had a good day on 3cm though, managed to work G3CWI, MW1FGQ and G4BRK

A good day indeed Bob. Working Neil on SSB with just a 20dB horn was excellent (231km). I was surprised to find that you were a good signal when I was beaming south - must have been reflecting off something. I was also pleased to work you on the direct path as TV from Winter Hill is marginal here.

It was such a nice day with a cloudless blue sky that I could not resist going out myself in the afternoon. The weather was very odd in that there was snow on the verges in the Peak and quite a covering on house roofs - which seemed at odds with the lovely warm sunny weather. I managed contacts with G4PBP and G4BRK; both on SSB. Tried with G4LDR and G0DJA to no avail. Beacons heard GB3XGH, GB3CEM and GB3CCX (first time heard). Nothing from Leicester or Scarborough. Forgot to listen for Cambridge.

73

Richard
G3CWI


Re: Time

Storer, Darren
 

Hi Mike,

for any of the NW uWave group... Ian Morison is speaking tonight at the Pitcher and Piano in Didsbury (admission is free); the topic is: Proving Einstein Right 

More info here:


73 de Darren
G7LWT

2009/3/19 MICHAEL SCOTT <g3lyp@...>

Hi All
 
Refering back a few days to a discussion on time, I went to an interesting lecture today on the subject of time given by Ian Morison of Joderell Bank.
 
A pdf transcript ( 23 pages ) is available at: www.jb.man.ac.uk/public/im/Timeextended.pdf  if anyone is interested.
 
73, Mike G3LYP



Tonight - Microwave Activity Night, 3/30/2009, 8:00 pm

ukmicrowaves@...
 

Reminder from:   ukmicrowaves Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   Tonight - Microwave Activity Night
 
Date:   Monday March 30, 2009
Time:   8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Repeats:   This event repeats every week.
Notes:   Monday nights are traditionally microwave activity nights. Why not try listening around at 20:00 local time? Better still, call CQ! Consider using KST to co-ordinate activities:

http://www.on4kst.com/chat/start.php
 
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2010 International EME Conference

David Robinson
 

For those who wanted the (very) advanced info

Dave

ww2r

Hello EMEers

We are pleased to announce the 2010 International EME Conference to be held in Dallas, Texas on August 12, 13, and 14th. Although the event is over a year away, plans are well underway. The event will be held at the Weston Hotel near the Dallas Ft.Worth airport in Irving. The hotel has excellent recently re-modeled sleeping rooms and conference facilities. This is the same hotel where Microwave Update 2009 will be located. The service provided by this hotel and the hotel staff are excellent and includes a free shuttle service to and from the DFW airport. The central location of the Westin hotel provides a convenient location from which to embark out on planned activities for the spouses. Hotel details as well as website check-in details will be forthcoming.



The tentative schedule is as follows:



Thursday August 12th 8AM to 5PM Surplus Electronics Tour

Friday August 13th 8AM to 5PM Welcome and Technical presentations

Saturday August 14th 8AM to 5PM Technical presentations

7PM to 10PM Banquet with speaker and prize drawing

Sunday August 15th 8AM to 10AM Summary and Plans for 2012



We plan to have excursions for the spouses (and men if they want to tag along) on both Friday and Saturday and possibly on Wednesday the 11th for both husbands and wives. Although Dallas is not as old as the great cities of Europe such as Florence it does have its own unique history and we believe that you will have an opportunity to experience a bit of the "old west" with the activities we have planned.



We hope that you can work the Dallas Ft.Worth area into your vacation plans in August of 2010. The DFW airport is a major airline hub that should allow good international flights into the US and also allow some air excursions either before or after the conference to other vacation areas in the US.



Further information as well as schedule information will be posted on the North Texas Microwave Society www.ntms.org as it becomes available.



Best Regards

Al Ward W5LUA w5lua@sbcglobal.net

Tony Emanuele WA8RJF wa8rjf@arrl.net

Barry Malowanchuk VE4MA ve4ma@shaw.ca

March 30, 2009


Re: 10 digit locator

DF6NA Rainer
 

Chris schrieb:
Hi Rainer

my computer tells me I have an error running the software. Im running XP. I downloaded msstdfmt.dll then used this in Run command,- regsvr32 C:&#92;Windows&#92;system&#92;msstdfmt.dll now its telling me- component 'mscomm32.ocx' is not correctly registered or missing or invalid. Is this normal?

73 Chris
Hi Chris,

please use the new link for a complete package of files:
http://www.dl7qy.de/VB6/NMEA%20LOC.zip

73, Rainer

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Re: anyone interested ?

g0mjw <mike.willis@...>
 

I bought one of these and Graham was right, it is an excellent piece of test gear. I used mine mainly as a spectrum analyser. I have just acquired a more modern spectrum analyser so I no longer really need the 8922M and will pass it on if there is interest. I think mine was a 250 Euro one without the ultra stable reference, though I don't really remember.

I also have an HP 8557A and an HP 8558B I no longer need. I have just tested them and the 8557A seems to be fine, the 8558B is also working properly except the display seems to have stopped working while in storage.

Mike

--- In ukmicrowaves@yahoogroups.com, graham <graham.d@...> wrote:



I will be at Martelsham on the Sunday...

I can bring the last of some HP 8922's Test Sets if anyone interested...so
far 6 went to France and 11 to Holland...I have 2 to come for guys in the
UK who already reserved them..........I have only 2 left.

asking 250 euros (but can take pounds) for the first one.

The second one has option 001, which is a high precision 10 MHz reference
(with external output)....asking 350 euros for that one.

I put the basic spec. here

http://www.rfham.com/g8mbi/hp8922.pdf

I will only bring these to order.....they are weighty, but modern and
excellent bits of kit..

Normally GSM test sets are relatively useless for General/Amateur use,
however these models have a usable Spectrum Analyser from 10MHz to 1 GHz
with an upto 10 Mhz span, a CW generator (with a freq offset, but it is
constant and very stable) , power meter function, audio scope (low res but
fine), audio tone generator.....crosspatch cables can be used to put tone
generator to scope, to mod out, mod recovery to scope, etc....there is a
built in FM Demod and audio amp+speaker, so these make excellent Band I
and Band II monitors for Sporadic E as well as a nice bit of general use
test gear....the high stability 10 Mhz source (even without the option 001
it is very respectable) is also useful.


I will also bring a quantity (depends on how many show interest) of the
HP8761A DC-18 Ghz RF switches .......

http://www.home.agilent.com/agilent/product.jspx?cc=US&lc=eng&ckey=1000002301:epsg:pro&nid=-536900778.536879164.00&id=1000002301:epsg:pro

http://cp.literature.agilent.com/litweb/pdf/5952-1911.pdf

I have various combinations of 'N' males and females at common, and NC and
NO, looking for 30 euros a piece ....again any interest email me this week
before Friday.....

Graham F5VHX, G8MBI etc .....


Re: 10 digit locator

DF6NA Rainer
 

Hi Chris,

I had to register msstdfmt.dll in the registry. To register it, open the DLL file with Regsvr32.exe
( START - EXECUTE - Regsvr32 msstdfmt.dll )
Probably you also must get and register mscomm32.ocx if you did not yet.

The program is written in Visual Basic and these files are not on all PCs.

73, Rainer

Chris schrieb:

Hi Rainer

my computer tells me I have an error running the software. Im running XP. I downloaded msstdfmt.dll then used this in Run command,- regsvr32 C:&#92;Windows&#92;system&#92;msstdfmt.dll now its telling me- component 'mscomm32.ocx' is not correctly registered or missing or invalid. Is this normal?

73 Chris
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From: "Rainer" <df6na@df6na.de>
To: <ukmicrowaves@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2009 8:40 PM
Subject: [ukmicrowaves] 10 digit locator



The GPS program (NMEA, 4800,8N1) with 10 digit locator and
direction/distance calculation
is available for download at http://www.dl7qy.de/VB6/NMEA%20LOC.exe

73, Rainer

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Re: 10 digit locator

Chris Ruddy MM0KOS
 

Hi Rainer

my computer tells me I have an error running the software. Im running XP. I downloaded msstdfmt.dll then used this in Run command,- regsvr32 C:&#92;Windows&#92;system&#92;msstdfmt.dll now its telling me- component 'mscomm32.ocx' is not correctly registered or missing or invalid. Is this normal?

73 Chris

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To: <ukmicrowaves@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2009 8:40 PM
Subject: [ukmicrowaves] 10 digit locator


The GPS program (NMEA, 4800,8N1) with 10 digit locator and
direction/distance calculation
is available for download at http://www.dl7qy.de/VB6/NMEA%20LOC.exe

73, Rainer

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10 digit locator

DF6NA Rainer
 

The GPS program (NMEA, 4800,8N1) with 10 digit locator and direction/distance calculation
is available for download at http://www.dl7qy.de/VB6/NMEA%20LOC.exe

73, Rainer

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Re: Sunday

Robert Price <g8dtf@...>
 

Hi Neil
 
I'm not sure the 23cm was working properly today. I had to improvise with a power cable and it wasn't reliable.
 
I did hear you from home in the last contest, but I had a very lash up configuration then as well. I am working on getting a proper antenna system for 23cm from home over the summer, so we may manage to hook up later this year.
 
Had a good day on 3cm though, managed to work G3CWI, MW1FGQ and G4BRK
 
regards
 
Bob
G8DTF


From: G3RIR
To: ukmicrowaves@...
Sent: Sunday, 29 March, 2009 10:15:19
Subject: RE: [ukmicrowaves] Sunday

Bob,

 

Would you like to beam towards IO92 at some point for a QSO on 23cm?  I do have KST.

 

Neil, G3RIR

 


From: ukmicrowaves@ yahoogroups. com [mailto: ukmicrowaves@ yahoogroups. com ] On Behalf Of Robert Price
Sent: 29 March 2009 09:53
To: ukmicrowaves@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: Re: [ukmicrowaves] Sunday

 

Hi Richard

 

I am planning to head up Winter Hill shortly, with the 3cm and 23cm gear. Just going onto Matchmoor lane on the sout side of the hill. It will probably take me a while to load up the car and drive up there. I will have KST, 2m & 70cm as well.

 

regards

 

Bob G8DTF

 


From: Richard Newstead
To: ukmicrowaves@ yahoogroups. com
Sent: Sunday, 29 March, 2009 8:40:56
Subject: [ukmicrowaves] Sunday

Lovely sunny day. If any newcomers to 10G want a test today email me direct and I may be able to go portable.

73

Richard
G3CWI





Re: WG16

Michael Scott
 

Hi Geoff
 
I could probably make you one if no-one comes up with one for you. It could be in partial exchange for the wavemeters you were going to bring me. Let me know if you prefer SMA or N.
 
73, Mike, G3LYP

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Subject: Re: [ukmicrowaves] WG16

On Sat, 28 Mar 2009, Andy Talbot wrote:

> I will be bringing a pile of old WG16 / WR90 bits to RAL.

That reminds me, I'll be looking for a WG17 to N or SMA transition at RAL,
if anybody has such.

Geoff

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Sunday 1500 Local

Richard Newstead <g3cwi@...>
 

I will head up to Merryton Low. QRV 3cm and KST. 1W 40cm.

73

Richard