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Re: 24GHz, 47GHz, and 76-248GHz Contests next weekend, 21st July

John Quarmby
 

Hi Ole

I hope you have a great visit to the UK, at least the weather is looking good at present.

I don't know of anyone directly on your route that might be active I'm afraid.

I attach an email from Ian G8KQW, you might like to visit  G8BKE/P and G8ACE/P - I suggest you contact Ian direct and he can let BKE/ACE know if you have the time to divert down to the south coast.

73

John G3XDY



On 14/07/2013 08:53, Ole Nykjaer wrote:
Hi John
 
Do you know of a location in the southwest that will be activated during the test the 21'th - or could point me to someone who knows?
 
I will be on holidays in the UK at the time. On the 21'st we shall be leaving a B&B in Oxford in the morning and ending up in Plymouth late afternoon, visiting places of interest - my wife wants to see Stonehenge - so I can have a wish too. If it's more or less on our route it would be fun to check in on one the test sites. Even just for the view from a hilltop.
 
Unfortunately I cannot bring any of my 24, 47 og 76 GHz equipment with me. Weight limits on Ryanair are quite restrictive.
 
73 Ole OZ2OE
 

From: G3XDY
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2013 12:10 AM
Subject: [ukmicrowaves] 24GHz, 47GHz, and 76-248GHz Contests next weekend, 21st July

 

I won't be putting together a formal activity list for this event, as I
expect those with the capability to take part are already in touch with
each other to coordinate sites etc, so this is just a reminder that the
UK Microwave group mm wave contest is next Sunday 21st July, from 0900 -
1700z (1000 - 1800 BST).

73

John G3XDY



Re: The omens look reasonable..

Martin A Hall <gorrell77@...>
 

I'll be looking for you Phil! 
 
Good luck.
 
73,
Martin
GM8IEM - IO78HF
 

----- Original Message -----
From: g3ypq
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2013 9:26 PM
Subject: [ukmicrowaves] The omens look reasonable..

 

Scottish beacon has been s9 at times here in Cornwall on 2m today so could be good for UKAC Tues. I'll be out on 600ft Cliff Nr Boscastle and look forward to my 1st GM on 23 ;-) The Golden Pasty award awaits the lucky winner!

Phil G3YPQ/P IO70


The omens look reasonable..

g3ypq
 

Scottish beacon has been s9 at times here in Cornwall on 2m today so could be good for UKAC Tues. I'll be out on 600ft Cliff Nr Boscastle and look forward to my 1st GM on 23 ;-) The Golden Pasty award awaits the lucky winner!

Phil G3YPQ/P IO70


Re: 24GHz, 47GHz, and 76-248GHz Contests next weekend, 21st July

ian_lamb1958 <ianglamb@...>
 

I will be operating 24, 47 & 76GHz from Butser Hill, Hants, IO90MX from 09h00z. Talk back 144.175MHz, 100W, horizontal polarisation.

I understand that G8ACE/P and G8BKE/P will be operational on 24, 47 & 76GHz from Povington, Dorset, IO80WP01.

73 .. Ian
G8KQW

--- In ukmicrowaves@yahoogroups.com, G3XDY <g3xdy@...> wrote:

I won't be putting together a formal activity list for this event, as I
expect those with the capability to take part are already in touch with
each other to coordinate sites etc, so this is just a reminder that the
UK Microwave group mm wave contest is next Sunday 21st July, from 0900 -
1700z (1000 - 1800 BST).

73

John G3XDY


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Andy G4JNT
 

I sent this to another group and got null-response, so perhaps someone here can help.
 
I am looking for anyone who has experience of programming the DSPic family in RAW ASSEMBLYcode (capitals intentionally)
 
I've put off for long enough using this versatile family of chips, and now have a solution I'd like to implement - an audio I/Q generator using the chip's internal A/D for a single chip solution (OK, yes, it'll need a VOGAD chip as well, but you know what I mean :-).
 
To cut out the nauseous and long winded learning process about the basic chip setup procedures, A/D, interrupt enabling, I/O port allocation  etc.   does anyone have a piece of assembly code they'd be prepared to share for any of the, DSPic30F or 33,  familiy to short-cut the setup stages?  I have the family manual, programming manual  and data sheets for whatever particular device is best.  
 
AND please, don't anyone say do it in C.  I do not, and will not, programme PICs in C.    Having done plenty of DSP programming in assembler in the past (on the Motorola 56k family) that side isn't the difficult bit - its learning the complicated bits of setup for a completely new PIC family that is off-putting.  That and a choice of which chip to go for.
 
Nothing can beat the simplicity of starting out with a small prog that is already going, then modifying and building upon it for your own tasks.
 
Andy G4JNT


Re: GB3MCB on 23 cms

G0DJA <dave@...>
 

Thanks Ralph,

Today GB3MCB seems louder than it was last night.

I'll put a screen grab in the photos section. It will be called "GB3MCB 150713 0956.JPG" Dial frequency is 1296.847.81 and seems steady at the moment.

Dave (G0DJA)

--- In ukmicrowaves@yahoogroups.com, "Ralph Bird" <Ralph.Bird@...> wrote:

Absolutely no ned to say sorry Dave.
I sent u an email direct explaining why I chipped
in. It was not a citisism in any way.
I am nervous about mentioning the subject here at all
;-)
73 cu in the next contest

Ralph


Thanks -Finningley

SAM JEWELL
 

I would like to add my thanks to Kevin and the team at Finningley. I had a great day out on Sunday, even though I'm getting to the point where a 400 mile round trip is getting to be more tiring than in the past!
Chris and Noel did an excellent job of presenting the OFCOM consultation concerns and maybe how we could respond, individually, to the 9 questions. I am really, really, glad that Noel has joined the UKuG committee. Maybe now we can have that close relationship with BATC that should have been in place many years ago.

I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation by Darren and Jenny on the Olympics and how OFCOM managed the whole frequency allocation and policing business.

Unfortunately I didn't get to see Stuart's optical talk or Martin's talk on how the Telford guys work microwave contests. It's sure they were both excellent.

Finally, I'm sorry about monopolising the raffle draw....... For those not there, it was a case of three of us being repeatedly drawn..........It wasn't staged and was probably the first time I had won anything at a raffle in many years. The bottle of wine will go down well, I am sure!

Thanks again for a great day.

73 de Sam, G4DDK






Sent tomorrow from my time machine

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g4ddk.blogspot.com


Re: GB3MCB on 23 cms

Ralph
 

Absolutely no ned to say sorry Dave.
I sent u an email direct explaining why I chipped
in. It was not a citisism in any way.
I am nervous about mentioning the subject here at all
;-)
73 cu in the next contest
 
Ralph
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Dave
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2013 9:41 PM
Subject: Re: [ukmicrowaves] Re: GB3MCB on 23 cms

 

Sorry Ralph,
 
I realised later that what I was seeing/hearing was the lower frequency "point" and, when I tuned up a bit, I heard the main frequency. Both signal traces were being affected by aircraft reflections.
 
I've also been looking at the GB3CLE beacon again, and that seems to key the other way about.
 
 
I'll go back to GB3MHL. At least I can tell which way round it keys mark and space.
 
Dave (G0DJA)
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Ralph Bird
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2013 7:39 PM
Subject: Re: [ukmicrowaves] Re: GB3MCB on 23 cms

 

Hello Dave,
 
I use between 500-600Hz to receive CW as I find 800Hz more difficult to differentiate
between signal and noise/QRM/static,  at the lower 5-600 it is easier to read.
The frequency I gave of the beacon though was zero beat (as near as I could determine).
 
Back into the woodwork here to continue the hunt for DX
 
73
Ralph G4ALY
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Dave
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2013 7:19 PM
Subject: Re: [ukmicrowaves] Re: GB3MCB on 23 cms [1 Attachment]

 

Interesting trace Tim,
 
I can detect GB3MCB and, at the moment, can even hear the CW ident.  I'm also seeing doppler shifted signals from Aircraft reflections.
 
Attached (I hope) is a screenshot taken using SpectrumLabs a few moments ago.
 
As you will see, some direct and some scattered/doppler signals.
 
However, the thing I wanted to ask about is the frequency you mentioned.  Is that dial frequency, or the frequency of the actual recieved signal?  I see that your trace is at about 1kHz in, so I guess that you are using USB to received the signal?  In which case, did you add the 1kHz audio offset to the dial reading?
 
Personally, I tend to monitor using CW with a 600Hz CW offset on the receiver and set the received signal to the 600Hz point on the waterfall.  The dial frequency at the moment is 1296.847.38MHz and I often see that I need to add about 1kHz to what other people put out as the frequency that they hear the beacon on to what I need to use in CW mode.
 
Dave (G0DJA)
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2013 8:29 AM
Subject: [ukmicrowaves] Re: GB3MCB on 23 cms [1 Attachment]

Just as another data point I can hear GB3MCB up here in IO83LR at sea level.  


It is peaking to s3 this morning and quite audible.

I make it's freq 1296.846325MHz - GPS locked IC-9100 and using Spectran to measure audio tone.
See attached file.

Using a 16 ele at about 30 feet AGL /ASL

As for 6 mtrs - MCB also seems a little off freq there as well, not sure why as my IC-7800 is also GPS locked, maybe they use a master reference ?

73 Tim G4WIM / KT6UK

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Re: GB3MCB on 23 cms

Dave <dave@...>
 

Sorry Ralph,
 
I realised later that what I was seeing/hearing was the lower frequency "point" and, when I tuned up a bit, I heard the main frequency. Both signal traces were being affected by aircraft reflections.
 
I've also been looking at the GB3CLE beacon again, and that seems to key the other way about.
 
 
I'll go back to GB3MHL. At least I can tell which way round it keys mark and space.
 
Dave (G0DJA)
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Ralph Bird
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2013 7:39 PM
Subject: Re: [ukmicrowaves] Re: GB3MCB on 23 cms

 

Hello Dave,
 
I use between 500-600Hz to receive CW as I find 800Hz more difficult to differentiate
between signal and noise/QRM/static,  at the lower 5-600 it is easier to read.
The frequency I gave of the beacon though was zero beat (as near as I could determine).
 
Back into the woodwork here to continue the hunt for DX
 
73
Ralph G4ALY
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Dave
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2013 7:19 PM
Subject: Re: [ukmicrowaves] Re: GB3MCB on 23 cms [1 Attachment]

 

Interesting trace Tim,
 
I can detect GB3MCB and, at the moment, can even hear the CW ident.  I'm also seeing doppler shifted signals from Aircraft reflections.
 
Attached (I hope) is a screenshot taken using SpectrumLabs a few moments ago.
 
As you will see, some direct and some scattered/doppler signals.
 
However, the thing I wanted to ask about is the frequency you mentioned.  Is that dial frequency, or the frequency of the actual recieved signal?  I see that your trace is at about 1kHz in, so I guess that you are using USB to received the signal?  In which case, did you add the 1kHz audio offset to the dial reading?
 
Personally, I tend to monitor using CW with a 600Hz CW offset on the receiver and set the received signal to the 600Hz point on the waterfall.  The dial frequency at the moment is 1296.847.38MHz and I often see that I need to add about 1kHz to what other people put out as the frequency that they hear the beacon on to what I need to use in CW mode.
 
Dave (G0DJA)
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2013 8:29 AM
Subject: [ukmicrowaves] Re: GB3MCB on 23 cms [1 Attachment]

Just as another data point I can hear GB3MCB up here in IO83LR at sea level.  


It is peaking to s3 this morning and quite audible.

I make it's freq 1296.846325MHz - GPS locked IC-9100 and using Spectran to measure audio tone.
See attached file.

Using a 16 ele at about 30 feet AGL /ASL

As for 6 mtrs - MCB also seems a little off freq there as well, not sure why as my IC-7800 is also GPS locked, maybe they use a master reference ?

73 Tim G4WIM / KT6UK

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Re: GB3MCB on 23 cms

G4WIM KT6UK
 

OK, I can see your screen shot - it was right down the bottom and off the page - doh !

--- In ukmicrowaves@yahoogroups.com, "kt6uk" <tim.forrester@...> wrote:

HI Dave,


I can't see your screen shot for some reason :-(

However I aim for a 1KHz tone to within a few Hz on Spectran (audio card is calibrated), then I note the rig freq on USB and add 1KHz to it.

Currently the rig is tuned to 1296.845306MHz so I reckon MCB is currently on 1296,846306MHz give or take a few Hz.

I can measure the 1Hz shifts in freq from the IC-9100 on my freq counter and Spectran.

When I inject a signal from my sig gen set to 1296.846306 I get a 1KHz tone back.

Everything in the shack is locked to GPS, so pretty sure about the freqs.

MCB is even stronger this evening now it's starting to cool down a little, a good consistent s5.

73 Tim G4WIM / KT6UK

--- In ukmicrowaves@yahoogroups.com, "Dave" <dave@> wrote:

Interesting trace Tim,

I can detect GB3MCB and, at the moment, can even hear the CW ident. I'm also seeing doppler shifted signals from Aircraft reflections.

Attached (I hope) is a screenshot taken using SpectrumLabs a few moments ago.

As you will see, some direct and some scattered/doppler signals.

However, the thing I wanted to ask about is the frequency you mentioned. Is that dial frequency, or the frequency of the actual recieved signal? I see that your trace is at about 1kHz in, so I guess that you are using USB to received the signal? In which case, did you add the 1kHz audio offset to the dial reading?

Personally, I tend to monitor using CW with a 600Hz CW offset on the receiver and set the received signal to the 600Hz point on the waterfall. The dial frequency at the moment is 1296.847.38MHz and I often see that I need to add about 1kHz to what other people put out as the frequency that they hear the beacon on to what I need to use in CW mode.

Dave (G0DJA)

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2013 8:29 AM
Subject: [ukmicrowaves] Re: GB3MCB on 23 cms [1 Attachment]


Just as another data point I can hear GB3MCB up here in IO83LR at sea level.



It is peaking to s3 this morning and quite audible.


I make it's freq 1296.846325MHz - GPS locked IC-9100 and using Spectran to measure audio tone.
See attached file.


Using a 16 ele at about 30 feet AGL /ASL


As for 6 mtrs - MCB also seems a little off freq there as well, not sure why as my IC-7800 is also GPS locked, maybe they use a master reference ?


73 Tim G4WIM / KT6UK


Re: GB3MCB on 23 cms

G4WIM KT6UK
 

HI Dave,


I can't see your screen shot for some reason :-(

However I aim for a 1KHz tone to within a few Hz on Spectran (audio card is calibrated), then I note the rig freq on USB and add 1KHz to it.

Currently the rig is tuned to 1296.845306MHz so I reckon MCB is currently on 1296,846306MHz give or take a few Hz.

I can measure the 1Hz shifts in freq from the IC-9100 on my freq counter and Spectran.

When I inject a signal from my sig gen set to 1296.846306 I get a 1KHz tone back.

Everything in the shack is locked to GPS, so pretty sure about the freqs.

MCB is even stronger this evening now it's starting to cool down a little, a good consistent s5.

73 Tim G4WIM / KT6UK

--- In ukmicrowaves@yahoogroups.com, "Dave" <dave@...> wrote:

Interesting trace Tim,

I can detect GB3MCB and, at the moment, can even hear the CW ident. I'm also seeing doppler shifted signals from Aircraft reflections.

Attached (I hope) is a screenshot taken using SpectrumLabs a few moments ago.

As you will see, some direct and some scattered/doppler signals.

However, the thing I wanted to ask about is the frequency you mentioned. Is that dial frequency, or the frequency of the actual recieved signal? I see that your trace is at about 1kHz in, so I guess that you are using USB to received the signal? In which case, did you add the 1kHz audio offset to the dial reading?

Personally, I tend to monitor using CW with a 600Hz CW offset on the receiver and set the received signal to the 600Hz point on the waterfall. The dial frequency at the moment is 1296.847.38MHz and I often see that I need to add about 1kHz to what other people put out as the frequency that they hear the beacon on to what I need to use in CW mode.

Dave (G0DJA)

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2013 8:29 AM
Subject: [ukmicrowaves] Re: GB3MCB on 23 cms [1 Attachment]


Just as another data point I can hear GB3MCB up here in IO83LR at sea level.



It is peaking to s3 this morning and quite audible.


I make it's freq 1296.846325MHz - GPS locked IC-9100 and using Spectran to measure audio tone.
See attached file.


Using a 16 ele at about 30 feet AGL /ASL


As for 6 mtrs - MCB also seems a little off freq there as well, not sure why as my IC-7800 is also GPS locked, maybe they use a master reference ?


73 Tim G4WIM / KT6UK


Re: GB3MCB on 23 cms [1 Attachment]

Dave <dave@...>
 

Sorry, I was hoisted by my own  petard...
 
The real signal was at 1296.847.77 What I captured was the bottom frequency trace!  The space, or mark dependant on how you look at it, was 600Hz above that frequency.
 
Just goes to show that what you think may be the signal, may not necessarily be so.
 
OK - Off to the digest I go.
 
Dave (G0DJA)
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2013 6:19 PM
Subject: Re: [ukmicrowaves] Re: GB3MCB on 23 cms [1 Attachment]

 

Interesting trace Tim,
 
I can detect GB3MCB and, at the moment, can even hear the CW ident.  I'm also seeing doppler shifted signals from Aircraft reflections.
 
Attached (I hope) is a screenshot taken using SpectrumLabs a few moments ago.
 
As you will see, some direct and some scattered/doppler signals.
 
However, the thing I wanted to ask about is the frequency you mentioned.  Is that dial frequency, or the frequency of the actual recieved signal?  I see that your trace


Re: Finningley Round Table

Dave <dave@...>
 

I didn't realise that the BATC event was going to be held at Finningley this year.

If that's the case, I might sign up to attend that as well.
 
Dave (G0DJA)

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2013 7:29 PM
Subject: [ukmicrowaves] Re: Finningley Round Table

 

I would also like to thank everyone involved with years round table!
Another great year with lots of great talks as well as conversations with other attendee's

now looking forward to the BATC meet there in October...

Gary (M1EGI)

 


Re: GB3MCB on 23 cms [1 Attachment]

Ralph
 

Hello Dave,
 
I use between 500-600Hz to receive CW as I find 800Hz more difficult to differentiate
between signal and noise/QRM/static,  at the lower 5-600 it is easier to read.
The frequency I gave of the beacon though was zero beat (as near as I could determine).
 
Back into the woodwork here to continue the hunt for DX
 
73
Ralph G4ALY
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Dave
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2013 7:19 PM
Subject: Re: [ukmicrowaves] Re: GB3MCB on 23 cms [1 Attachment]

 

Interesting trace Tim,
 
I can detect GB3MCB and, at the moment, can even hear the CW ident.  I'm also seeing doppler shifted signals from Aircraft reflections.
 
Attached (I hope) is a screenshot taken using SpectrumLabs a few moments ago.
 
As you will see, some direct and some scattered/doppler signals.
 
However, the thing I wanted to ask about is the frequency you mentioned.  Is that dial frequency, or the frequency of the actual recieved signal?  I see that your trace is at about 1kHz in, so I guess that you are using USB to received the signal?  In which case, did you add the 1kHz audio offset to the dial reading?
 
Personally, I tend to monitor using CW with a 600Hz CW offset on the receiver and set the received signal to the 600Hz point on the waterfall.  The dial frequency at the moment is 1296.847.38MHz and I often see that I need to add about 1kHz to what other people put out as the frequency that they hear the beacon on to what I need to use in CW mode.
 
Dave (G0DJA)
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2013 8:29 AM
Subject: [ukmicrowaves] Re: GB3MCB on 23 cms [1 Attachment]

Just as another data point I can hear GB3MCB up here in IO83LR at sea level.  


It is peaking to s3 this morning and quite audible.

I make it's freq 1296.846325MHz - GPS locked IC-9100 and using Spectran to measure audio tone.
See attached file.

Using a 16 ele at about 30 feet AGL /ASL

As for 6 mtrs - MCB also seems a little off freq there as well, not sure why as my IC-7800 is also GPS locked, maybe they use a master reference ?

73 Tim G4WIM / KT6UK

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Re: Finningley Round Table

Gary M1EGI
 

I would also like to thank everyone involved with years round table!
Another great year with lots of great talks as well as conversations with other attendee's

now looking forward to the BATC meet there in October...

Gary (M1EGI)




Re: 24GHz, 47GHz, and 76-248GHz Contests next weekend, 21st July

Martyn G3UKV
 

GE All

First item - many thanks to all those at Finningley who organised the RT this weekend - greatly enjoyed & appreciated.
Secondly, I WOULD appreciate postings here from anyone hoping to be on 24GHz next Sunday, as I have no other readily available info. on who may be around, and I would like to operate from more than one site in the Shropshire/W. Midlands area.
If I know who might be on, and their general directions, I can plan a day out to cover as many paths as possible, roving.
Current activity on 24GHz seems to be at its lowest for many years.

BTW, GB3ZME (IO82RP) nominally 24048.910 MHz is operational, but the G8ACE OCXO temp. control bit has gone AWOL, so it serves two purposes as a propagation beacon and site temperature gauge (vs freq. Low on warm or hot days).  Steps are in hand to discipline the miscreant.
73 Martyn G3UKV (also G3ZME/P)

On 13/07/2013 23:10, G3XDY wrote:
 

I won't be putting together a formal activity list for this event, as I
expect those with the capability to take part are already in touch with
each other to coordinate sites etc, so this is just a reminder that the
UK Microwave group mm wave contest is next Sunday 21st July, from 0900 -
1700z (1000 - 1800 BST).

73

John G3XDY



Re: GB3MCB on 23 cms [1 Attachment]

Dave <dave@...>
 

Interesting trace Tim,
 
I can detect GB3MCB and, at the moment, can even hear the CW ident.  I'm also seeing doppler shifted signals from Aircraft reflections.
 
Attached (I hope) is a screenshot taken using SpectrumLabs a few moments ago.
 
As you will see, some direct and some scattered/doppler signals.
 
However, the thing I wanted to ask about is the frequency you mentioned.  Is that dial frequency, or the frequency of the actual recieved signal?  I see that your trace is at about 1kHz in, so I guess that you are using USB to received the signal?  In which case, did you add the 1kHz audio offset to the dial reading?
 
Personally, I tend to monitor using CW with a 600Hz CW offset on the receiver and set the received signal to the 600Hz point on the waterfall.  The dial frequency at the moment is 1296.847.38MHz and I often see that I need to add about 1kHz to what other people put out as the frequency that they hear the beacon on to what I need to use in CW mode.
 
Dave (G0DJA)
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2013 8:29 AM
Subject: [ukmicrowaves] Re: GB3MCB on 23 cms [1 Attachment]

Just as another data point I can hear GB3MCB up here in IO83LR at sea level.  


It is peaking to s3 this morning and quite audible.

I make it's freq 1296.846325MHz - GPS locked IC-9100 and using Spectran to measure audio tone.
See attached file.

Using a 16 ele at about 30 feet AGL /ASL

As for 6 mtrs - MCB also seems a little off freq there as well, not sure why as my IC-7800 is also GPS locked, maybe they use a master reference ?

73 Tim G4WIM / KT6UK


Finningley Round Table

Dave <dave@...>
 


I hope that I may be the first to pass on thanks to the organisers, speakers, members of the Finningley ARS and people who provided the test equipment, antenna range and food and drink this weekend at the microwave roundtable.
 
I'm sure there will be discussions about various topics that were discussed and demonstrated, so I'll leave that for other people to start the discussions.
 
I took quite a lot of photographs and have promised various people that I'll make them available for their use, if they want to use them, and will be emailing what I think are the better ones. I'll also post a link on here to a site where people can take a look at the shots I took as well.
 
If anyone wants to use them for any Amateur Radio use, for instance Amateur Radio related websites or personal sites about Amateur Radio and especially Microwave or lightwave (not sure if that covers the whole of that spectrum but, basically, if you are in the photo, or your gear is in the photo, please feel free to use it) activities, or for publicity for Amateur Radio, then this is my permission for such use.  You don't need to contact me directly.  Please, just use the photos, a mention that I took them would be apreciated though.
 
The photographs will be in PDF format.  If you want the RAW (or as Nikon call it NEF) files for better quality reproduction, please email me and I'll arrange to get the files to you.  They will probably be too large to email.
 
Cheers - Dave (G0DJA)
 
 


Re: 24GHz, 47GHz, and 76-248GHz Contests next weekend, 21st July

Dave <dave@...>
 

Next weekend is probably not going to be good for me to go out portable.  I've taken two days out this weekend and it's my daughters graduation on the Monday, so I suspect that I'll be involved in getting ready for that.
 
However, I will put the 24GHz gear on a tripod in the shack.  I can point the dish from about 140 degrees to 240 degree (magnetic bearings) through the window.  Power is only about 94mW out and the RX isn't up to the modern equipment levels, but we'll see if it works.
 
I will try to put up something for 2M talkback, but please don't expect loud signals as it'll either be a vertical on a temporary mast, or a portable 3 element yagi inside the room.  Sorry, can't get a yagi onto the rotator for a variety of reasons.
 
The other alternative is  ON4KST, but I realise the limitations of trying to log on and use that system when out portable..
 
Dave (G0DJA)

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2013 9:38 AM
Subject: [ukmicrowaves] Re: 24GHz, 47GHz, and 76-248GHz Contests next weekend, 21st July

 

I'm not really "in the loop" with the mmwavers as I've only recently got back on the band, but I plan to be QRV on 24GHz (and 10GHz) from home during the contest and co-ordinating via KST.

It would be good if the portable stations could let me know their approximate whereabouts on the Sunday so I can be QRV at the right time. If the info was on this reflector, not direct that would be even better for promoting the higher bands.


Re: 24GHz, 47GHz, and 76-248GHz Contests next weekend, 21st July

David Robinson
 

i am still waiting for my beer for that reception all those years ago

Dave!

On Jul 14, 2013, at 4:38 AM, "G4BAO" <john@g4bao.com> wrote:



please. Dave G4FRE still holds the DX reception record for GB3CAM/24 at 150km, so how about trying to knock Dave off his perch next weekend? A beer on me at the next round table for the group/individual that does!

73
John