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Re: Ghz in EI on Sunday

Robert Price <g8dtf@...>
 

Hi Tony
 
Well done on the first 3cm contact. I'll have to have a go a working you at 3 rock from Winter Hill. I couldn't get up the hill today unfortunately.
 
regards
 
Bob
G8DTf


From: Tony Gallagher
To: ukmicrowaves@...
Sent: Sunday, 3 May, 2009 16:50:11
Subject: [ukmicrowaves] Ghz in EI on Sunday

Hi everyone,
Just finished up on 3 rock in Dublin and I'm delighted to say I've had my first qso on 10Ghz with GD0EMG. Also, my first qso's on 23cm outside of EI including GM4CXM, G3VKV, G4EAT, G4PBP.

Looking forward to the next Ghz contest!!! :)

Tony EI4GHB



Re: weekend uWaves

Christopher Bartram <cbartram@...>
 

Hello Martyn

Sorry we didn't manage to hook-up today. I spent too much time playing
(unsuccessfully!) with the GD and GM guys...

Keith, 'TKH and I managed to detect each other over a 107km path with both
732 and 665m obstructions. I guess the gear works! I now have to get a bit
more power, a larger dish, shave off some of the T/R switching losses and
improve the noise figure... All are in the pipeline, I just need time to
finish the work!

Hope to try next month from SN221352.

Vy 73

Chris
GW4DGU


Ghz in EI on Sunday

Tony Gallagher <tony_g_ireland@...>
 

Hi everyone,
Just finished up on 3 rock in Dublin and I'm delighted to say I've had my first qso on 10Ghz with GD0EMG. Also, my first qso's on 23cm outside of EI including GM4CXM, G3VKV, G4EAT, G4PBP.

Looking forward to the next Ghz contest!!! :)

Tony EI4GHB


Re: Ghz in EI on Sunday

mikeg3pfr@...
 

In a message dated 03/05/2009 16:51:23 GMT Standard Time, tony_g_ireland@... writes:
Just finished up on 3 rock in Dublin and I'm delighted to say I've had my first qso on 10Ghz with GD0EMG. Also, my first qso's on 23cm outside of EI including GM4CXM, G3VKV, G4EAT, G4PBP.
 
Well done,Tony! What an excellent return for a "First time out". Pity that a few more 10GHz paths didn't do too well, but maybe that will come with your increasing experience...it's hard work (been there, got the Tee-shirt, etc.!) so, continue the good work and the best of results to you!
 
Regards, Mike, G3PFR


Re: Metal Cased Mica Caps

Keith Le Boutillier <keith@...>
 

Hi Dennis

 

Thanks for the reply

 

I am after 2 x 64p or close

               2 x 104p or close

               2 x 1000p or close

               100V or greater would be fine

To be honest if they are 1 – 2 £ each I would be happy to pay that kind of price. Please let me know if you have anything and the cost finding some of these types of parts from GU can at times be a struggle even

With the Internet as some companies only want to sell hundreds or more.

 

Thanks again for your help

 

73 Keith GU6EFB

 


From: ukmicrowaves@... [mailto:ukmicrowaves@...] On Behalf Of Dennis Anderson
Sent: 03 May 2009 09:46
To: ukmicrowaves@...
Subject: Re: [ukmicrowaves] Metal Cased Mica Caps

 




Hi Keith

 

Is it the Unleco type caps your after if so what value and voltage ?

 

Can see if I have any left from the last rally.

 

You can try people like JAB, but they can be expensive i.e. £1.00 - £2.00 each

73's Dennis G6YBC

 

 


From: Keith Le Boutillier net>
To: ukmicrowaves@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, 2 May, 2009 21:22:23
Subject: [ukmicrowaves] Metal Cased Mica Caps

Hi all

 

Hope you don’t mind me asking but dose anybody know of a UK supplier of Metal Cased Mica Caps for use in RF amps

 

73 Keith GU6EFB

 


Re: Metal Cased Mica Caps

Dennis_G6YBC
 

Hi Keith
 
Is it the Unleco type caps your after if so what value and voltage ?
 
Can see if I have any left from the last rally.
 
You can try people like JAB, but they can be expensive i.e. £1.00 - £2.00 each
73's Dennis G6YBC
 


From: Keith Le Boutillier
To: ukmicrowaves@...
Sent: Saturday, 2 May, 2009 21:22:23
Subject: [ukmicrowaves] Metal Cased Mica Caps

Hi all

 

Hope you don’t mind me asking but dose anybody know of a UK supplier of Metal Cased Mica Caps for use in RF amps

 

73 Keith GU6EFB



Re: 10GHz Trophy Report

Richard Newstead <g3cwi@...>
 

I should have added that the RSGB now has a very good online logging system so if you did make any contacts, you can enter the contest online in just a few seconds. The link is:

http://www.vhfcc.org/cgi-bin/claim.pl?Contest=10GHz%20Trophy&year=2009

Even if you only made one contact it would be good to do this as submitting an entry helps to ensure that minority events continue to be run.

73

Richard
G3CWI


10GHz Trophy Report

Richard Newstead <g3cwi@...>
 

This weekend is the International SOTA activity weekend. I'm not a great fan of SOTA activity events myself and had not intended to be out. However since the event coincided with the 10GHz Trophy Contest I decided to go out on 10G. There are only a few 10G activity periods and they do offer the chance to qualify a summit relatively easily on that band. Looking at the likely distribution of stations and the scoring system for the contest I decided that Moel Famau (554m) in the Clwydian Hills was the best option.

The day was dry and even sunny, in fact ideal for 10G SOTA. The gear is rather heavy as I carry 10G + a 40W 2m station as well as a laptop with GPRS for accessing the ON4KST microwave chat system. Despite this, I slogged up the path at a reasonable lick. The summit was busy but as I arrived at 1520, most people were starting to leave. KST2me was hard to use in bright sunlight because of its small font and the GPRS was difficult to set up reliably (thank goodness I had a GSM corner reflector).

It would be nice to say that contacts came thick and fast but in reality it was a rather relaxed affair. In the end, over about 2.5 hours, I logged 8 contacts in 4 countries (G, GW, GM, GD). G4RFR/p was my best DX and was a surprisingly strong signal at 260km.

Eavesdropping on the 2m talkback frequency I heard several comments about lack of activity. There are very few opportunities in the year to make 10GHz contacts (the 10GHz Trophy and the 10GHz Cumulatives) so it does seem odd that so few people make the effort to support such events...

Distance walked 5.2km
Ascent 220m.

73

Richard
G3CWI


Metal Cased Mica Caps

Keith Le Boutillier <keith@...>
 

Hi all

 

Hope you don’t mind me asking but dose anybody know of a UK supplier of Metal Cased Mica Caps for use in RF amps

 

73 Keith GU6EFB


10 & 24GHz Activity on Sunday

Peter Day <microwaves@...>
 

An update to my earlier email:

I'll start at 0900z from the west side of Winter Hill, IO83RP73, looking
for GD0EMG on 24GHz (almost 150km & grazing the sea!!) and 10GHz.
Unfortunately this location is not good for GM on 24GHz but should work
on 10GHz OK. It is also a lousy QTH for the south!


I will now NOT be using KST this time so please look for me on
144.175MHz SSB where I will have 50 watts to a 5 ele yagi.

My 10GHz is downsized for rover operation... just a 60mc offset and 5
Watts o/p.

After Winter Hill I will drive south to North Derbyshire/Staffordshire
to look for 24GHz contacts.
I'm happy to give 10GHz QSOs to anyone in the IARU/RSGB Contest up to
1400GMT.

73


Peter G3PHO/P


Re: weekend uWaves

Christopher Bartram <cbartram@...>
 

Hello Martyn

Just above to leave for Brown Clee IO82QL.
5.7 and 10G today until late.
24GHz Roving on Sunday, starting at Brown Clee. 2nd or even 3rd Shrops.
site possible, weather, enthusiasm and activity permitting. Likely times
10-1pm (local) Brown Clee, 2-4pm site 2, and 4.30pm onwards for 3rd QTH.
Wotsa 24 giggermen ?
I'll be out and about with 24 tomorrow. I expect to be QRV from a site at
SN221352 - the best I can find in your direction - at about 1230local. My
mobile no. is 07545 094490, but I will have 2m as well!

Vy 73

Chris
GW4DGU


Re: 10GHz Trophy Contest, 5/2/2009, 2:00 pm

Christopher Bartram <cbartram@...>
 

Hello Steve

Hunstanton is on the East Coast but the cliff looks out to the West
(towards Lincolnshire) and to the North West (i.e. to the North East
of England). Clear ??
When my daughter lived briefly in Hunstanton, she was quite amused at being
able to say that she lived on the west coast of Norfolk!

Vy 73

Chris
GW4DGU


Re: RAL pictures

DF6NA Rainer
 

Rainer schrieb:
with some delay because I stayed in England up to tuesday I've put the pictures on my homepage.
http://www.df6na.de/df6na/trip/2009-04/index.htm

Hope you enjoy!
73, Rainer

Hi Ralph,

thanks a lot. Also your mail went to SPAM folder I found it and have put
the pictures on my page.

vy 73, Rainer

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Re: Sunday activity from EI....

Tony Gallagher <tony_g_ireland@...>
 

Hi,
Just to confirm I will be on three rock Sunday,, (Dublin), hopefully setup around mid-day.
I'll have 10Ghz, 23cm, 70cm and 2m.
I hope to have limited KST on my phone. Mobile is 00353877990435 +353877990435.
In the effect I can make it, I'll post here to let you know.

Three Rock:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Rock_Mountain

Regards


Tony EI4GHB

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

Tony,

14:00 Sat to 14:00 GMT (UTC) Sunday - 432MHz-248GHz Contest

But 10G and 432 Trophies only 14:00 - 22:00 UTC on Saturday

Neil, G3RIR


-----Original Message-----
From: ukmicrowaves@... [mailto:ukmicrowaves@...] On
Behalf Of Tony Gallagher
Sent: 01 May 2009 14:32
To: ukmicrowaves@...
Subject: [ukmicrowaves] Re: Sunday activity from EI....

Hi,
If there's going to be alot of contest activity I might try to make it up
earlier. Its just that I'll be driving from Mayo in the North West to Dublin
and the traffic coming into Dublin wil be crazy due to bank holiday and the
match. I'll aim to be there by two in that case. I'll be on KST when I'm
there. What time is the contest running from?


Tony

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

Tony,

Do you really mean Sunday 4pm to 8pm? I suspect most people will have
packed
up before then and certainly the contests will have finished.

Neil, G3RIR
Hoping for some 23cm QSOs over the weekend



-----Original Message-----
From: ukmicrowaves@... [mailto:ukmicrowaves@...]
On
Behalf Of Tony Gallagher
Sent: 01 May 2009 11:54
To: ukmicrowaves@...
Subject: [ukmicrowaves] Sunday activity from EI....

Hi everyone,
Just to let you know I'll be active Sunday 3rd May from 3 Rock in Dublin
on
Sunday WX permitting. 2M, 70cm, 23cm and 10Ghz. I'll have KST with me for
scheds. Not sure of time yet as I expect Dublin traffic to be heavy due to
major football/rugby matches on in the capital, but I'm hoping 4pm to 8pm.

Regards

Tony
EI4GHB




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Martyn G3UKV
 

GA All
Just above to leave for Brown Clee IO82QL.
5.7 and 10G today until late.
24GHz  Roving on Sunday, starting at Brown Clee. 2nd or even 3rd Shrops. site possible, weather, enthusiasm and activity permitting. Likely times 10-1pm (local) Brown Clee, 2-4pm site 2, and 4.30pm onwards for 3rd QTH.
Wotsa 24 giggermen ?
 
73
Martyn G3UKV _  G3ZME/P
 
Tel: 07932 927887, 2m and KST on Saturday.


Re: 10GHz Trophy Contest, 5/2/2009, 2:00 pm

Richard Newstead <g3cwi@...>
 

--- In ukmicrowaves@..., "Steve, G4GXL" <steve.g4gxl@...> wrote:

Hunstanton is on the East Coast but the cliff looks out to the West
(towards Lincolnshire) and to the North West (i.e. to the North East
of England). Clear ??

I will be listening for you in Welsh Wales. I may have to compromise and not take the dish - looking windy. If so it will be a 20dB horn.

73

Richard
G3CWI


Re: 10GHz Trophy Contest, 5/2/2009, 2:00 pm

g4bao
 

Steve, G4GXL wrote:
That's the cliff top at Hunstanton which looks over The Wash to the East and North East
    
I knew I'd get that wrong !

Hunstanton is on the East Coast but the cliff looks out to the West
(towards Lincolnshire) and to the North West  (i.e. to the North East
of England). Clear ??

  
I always considered Hunstanton to be on the West Coast............of East Anglia :-)

I'll look out for you this afternoon

73
John

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Re: 10GHz Trophy Contest, 5/2/2009, 2:00 pm

Steve, G4GXL
 

That's the cliff top at Hunstanton which looks over The Wash to the East and North East
I knew I'd get that wrong !

Hunstanton is on the East Coast but the cliff looks out to the West
(towards Lincolnshire) and to the North West (i.e. to the North East
of England). Clear ??

73
Steve, G4GXL


Re: 10GHz Trophy Contest, 5/2/2009, 2:00 pm

Steve, G4GXL
 

I will be on 10GHz from 1400z for about 3 hours

10 Watts to 48cm dish

Location: JO02fw
That's the cliff top at Hunstanton which looks over The Wash to the
East and North East

No KST at the moment.

Email is OK to steve@...
or phone 07794 686 425

John 'BAO - there may be a path from there directly down the Ouse
I'll point that way often

73
Steve, G4GXL
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On Sat, May 2, 2009 at 09:45, g4bao <john@...> wrote:


Hi all,
I plan to be on for the first couple of hours of this contest from
1400GMT. ( I assume it's 1400GMT, not clock time? )

JO02cg
1W to 45cm dish at 8m asl

Liaison via KST
I'll also be on 144.175 but with a poor indoor antenna, beaming up
country and enough computer hash to make your ears bleed)

73
John

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Re: 10GHz Trophy Contest, 5/2/2009, 2:00 pm

SAM JEWELL
 

Folks,
I won't be on the IARU/trophy contest today as it clashes with the DUBUS EME contest. You might hear me at the lower end of 13cm trying to work a few of the bigger stations.
I'll be back on terrestrial tomorrow.

Time and tides (moon controlled!) wait for no man.

73 de Sam, G4DDK