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Re: Activity List for the UK Microwave Group 5.7Ghz and 10GHz contests - Sunday 25th August

Keith GW3TKH
 

Planned operation for Sunday:

Callsign: GW4HQX/P
Locator: IO81KR
Bands: 5.7GHz 15W 0.6m dish
Talkback: ON4KST, Zello SHF Chat, 144.390MHz
Times: 0900 on...


Callsign: GW3TKH/P
Locator: IO81KR
Bands: 10GHz 10W  1.0m dish
Talkback: ON4KST, Zello SHF Chat, 144.390MHz, 07762885015.
Times: 0900 on...

73 Keith
GW3TKH





Re: A new 10 GHz beacon commissioned in Northern Spain

David Law
 

I may be wrong but I think I saw it spotted from IO80 this morning at 559.

Re: Activity List for the UK Microwave Group 5.7Ghz and 10GHz contests - Sunday 25th August

Nick Peckett G4KUX
 

Should be active at various time throughout the day.
Callsign: G$KUX
Locator: IO94BP
Band; 10GHz 8W  0.8m dish
Talkback: ON4KST, Zello SHF Chat (If I can get it to work), 144.390MHz
Times: Various throughout the day.
 
Nick G4KUX
 

From: John Quarmby via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, August 17, 2019 5:53 PM
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: [UKMicrowaves] Activity List for the UK Microwave Group 5.7Ghz and 10GHz contests - Sunday 25th August
 
The next in the summer season of UKuG 5.7 and 10GHz events takes place
next Sunday 25th August, from 0700 to 1900 clock time (0600-1800 GMT).
Entrants can operate for a maximum of 8 hours during that period.

This session coincides with the French F8TD Microwave Contest, so there
should be stations to try with across the channel.

I will compile an activity list from inputs received by close of play
Friday 23rd August. Please send details of your planned activity in the
usual format:

Callsign: G3XDY
Locator: JO02OB
Bands: 5.7GHz 15W 0.6m dish
              10GHz 10W  0.6m dish
Talkback: ON4KST, Zello SHF Chat, 144.390MHz
Times: Various throughout

73

John G3XDY
UKuG Contest Manager




Re: Tuesday night 23cms

John Lemay
 

Adrian

 

Good to work you on Tuesday – always nice to get a new call in the contest log. Yes, conditions were not great, so you can certainly look forward to improvements. Your 67 ele yagi is highly directional (I’m sure you know that already!) and you’ll need to be really active with the rotator.

 

What I am sure you will find after a few contests, is that you will gain a mental database of calls and locations, along with a realisation of which paths are likely to work, and this will help you to raise the contact rate. In addition, as a regular entrant, other ops will be looking for you.

 

100w and a 67 ele is a decent set-up, and you have the potential for some long distance QSO’s by aircraft scatter – take a look at “Airscout” and play with the software. There’s hours of fun there, with or without a contest.

 

Regards

 

John G4ZTR

 

From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io [mailto:UKMicrowaves@groups.io] On Behalf Of simonchettle
Sent: 22 August 2019 18:50
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Tuesday night 23cms

 

Umm -  what a surprise I had on Tuesday!

 

I have not been active for a couple of years and after a rebuild of the of the station I Thought (?) that 100 W into 67 Ele with DDK preamp would net a good few contacts. 

 

Observations:

 

Just prior to 20:00 copied two PA stations and one station on the IOW. 

So despite being in a “hole”  50 M ASL with local surrounding ground rising to 80 M ASL I expected an interesting evening.

 

Of course  after 20:00 no sign of the PA stations and no signal from IOW.

 

After 2 hours I noted a /P station giving a report of 70 QSOs – and I was 9 !  Others in IO83 were doing better than me.

 

I did work stations  in IO  and JO with broadly reciprocal similar signal reports so my kit appears to be matched (RX v TX).

 

I did notice that conditions were not good (Martelsham well down on normal).

 

Though as has been asked/ said on many occasions those of you who “in the south” Please look North after you have worked  F, DL, ON, PA ect.

 

This is not a whinge just that some of us in the NW and Midlands would appreciate a couple of QSOs more.

 

Cheers

Simon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Nigel G8IFN

Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2019 9:49 AM

To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io

Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Tuesday night 23cms

 

Activity may also have increased because because of the IC-9700 becoming available.
I am back on the band for the first time since the 1980s due to my purchase of the 9700.
Just need to get the antenna outside rather than in the loft.
--
Nigel G8IFN

Re: Activity List for the UK Microwave Group 5.7Ghz and 10GHz contests - Sunday 25th August

Dave
 

Hello Adrian,
Now that I have switched my Zello on I can see you in the list there. 
I did once hear the beacon near you at 599 in early June. The rest of the time it has been just about audible in the noise at 419 or less .I understand the problems in my direction, so can call you on zello if the beacon comes up a bit. 
73,
Dave G4GLT 


On 22 Aug 2019, at 20:52, Adrian G4UVZ via Groups.Io <adrianwhatmore248@...> wrote:

Hi Dave

As you see above ..unless someone comes up with a fix KST is not an option ..if you run Windows 10 ..might be worth checking yours!

Take off in your direction for me is very poor..however I can rx the CCX beacon about S5 if I beam at Dunkery direction  about 310 degrees from here..so that would probably be best for you .
/ if not please send me a request to join your Zello entry ..I am logged as G4UVZ/
Just done a Zello search for G4GLT...but no results??
Zello is deffinitely favourite for me are you on SHF chat ...just did a Zello search for G4GLT...but no results

Re: Tuesday night 23cms

Peter G3SMT
 

Hi Simon,

Good to work you on Tuesday evening.  I experienced similar conditions and could not receive Martlesham although it occasionally comes out of the noise here.  My location is somewhat higher than yours but I think that trees some 200m away affect my signals - may have to increase the height of the antenna or move !!.

73

Peter   G3SMT

On 22/08/2019 18:50, simonchettle wrote:
Umm -  what a surprise I had on Tuesday!
 
I have not been active for a couple of years and after a rebuild of the of the station I Thought (?) that 100 W into 67 Ele with DDK preamp would net a good few contacts. 
 
Observations:
 
Just prior to 20:00 copied two PA stations and one station on the IOW. 
So despite being in a “hole”  50 M ASL with local surrounding ground rising to 80 M ASL I expected an interesting evening.
 
Of course  after 20:00 no sign of the PA stations and no signal from IOW.
 
After 2 hours I noted a /P station giving a report of 70 QSOs – and I was 9 !  Others in IO83 were doing better than me.
 
I did work stations  in IO  and JO with broadly reciprocal similar signal reports so my kit appears to be matched (RX v TX).
 
I did notice that conditions were not good (Martelsham well down on normal).
 
Though as has been asked/ said on many occasions those of you who “in the south” Please look North after you have worked  F, DL, ON, PA ect.
 
This is not a whinge just that some of us in the NW and Midlands would appreciate a couple of QSOs more.
 
Cheers
Simon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
From: Nigel G8IFN
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2019 9:49 AM
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Tuesday night 23cms
 
Activity may also have increased because because of the IC-9700 becoming available.
I am back on the band for the first time since the 1980s due to my purchase of the 9700.
Just need to get the antenna outside rather than in the loft.
--
Nigel G8IFN

--
Peter G3SMT

Re: Activity List for the UK Microwave Group 5.7Ghz and 10GHz contests - Sunday 25th August

Adrian G4UVZ
 

Hi Dave

As you see above ..unless someone comes up with a fix KST is not an option ..if you run Windows 10 ..might be worth checking yours!

Take off in your direction for me is very poor..however I can rx the CCX beacon about S5 if I beam at Dunkery direction  about 310 degrees from here..so that would probably be best for you .
/ if not please send me a request to join your Zello entry ..I am logged as G4UVZ/
Just done a Zello search for G4GLT...but no results??
Zello is deffinitely favourite for me are you on SHF chat ...just did a Zello search for G4GLT...but no results

Re: Activity List for the UK Microwave Group 5.7Ghz and 10GHz contests - Sunday 25th August

Dave
 

Hello Adrian,
I am not far away from you at IO80DO. I will be on during the first half of sunday. What time are you due to start? I am happy to call you on and off on your beam heading for the first 20 mins on a set frequency. (10,368.150mhz ?) I do have Zello and KST2Me . 
73 
Dave G4GLT 



On 22 Aug 2019, at 17:01, Adrian G4UVZ via Groups.Io <adrianwhatmore248@...> wrote:

For some reason the screenshot is not clear on My PC    Following a connect request it reads..................Socket Error # 10061....Connection Refused

Adrian

Re: Activity List for the UK Microwave Group 5.7Ghz and 10GHz contests - Sunday 25th August

mike G6TRM
 

Hi All,

Callsign: G6TRM/P
Locator JO01QD Nr DOVER, KENT
Bands 5.7GHz 6W 1m Grid dish
10GHz 12W 70cm dish
Maybe 6cm WB too
Talkback ON4KST poss Zello SHF chat
Mobile 07941447392
Times various throughout day

Re: Looking for 3cm's contacts this Friday evening from IO84

Nick Gregory G0HIK
 

Right OK John,

You have shamed me into it ;) I've dug out the paddle.

I'm pretty sure I got rid of my stand alone memory keyer, that would be handy as a beacon to line up on.

Maybe there is a PIC design somewhere in internet land that I can build in to the transverter box.

Nick G0HIK

Re: Tuesday night 23cms

simonchettle
 

Umm -  what a surprise I had on Tuesday!
 
I have not been active for a couple of years and after a rebuild of the of the station I Thought (?) that 100 W into 67 Ele with DDK preamp would net a good few contacts. 
 
Observations:
 
Just prior to 20:00 copied two PA stations and one station on the IOW. 
So despite being in a “hole”  50 M ASL with local surrounding ground rising to 80 M ASL I expected an interesting evening.
 
Of course  after 20:00 no sign of the PA stations and no signal from IOW.
 
After 2 hours I noted a /P station giving a report of 70 QSOs – and I was 9 !  Others in IO83 were doing better than me.
 
I did work stations  in IO  and JO with broadly reciprocal similar signal reports so my kit appears to be matched (RX v TX).
 
I did notice that conditions were not good (Martelsham well down on normal).
 
Though as has been asked/ said on many occasions those of you who “in the south” Please look North after you have worked  F, DL, ON, PA ect.
 
This is not a whinge just that some of us in the NW and Midlands would appreciate a couple of QSOs more.
 
Cheers
Simon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

From: Nigel G8IFN
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2019 9:49 AM
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Tuesday night 23cms
 
Activity may also have increased because because of the IC-9700 becoming available.
I am back on the band for the first time since the 1980s due to my purchase of the 9700.
Just need to get the antenna outside rather than in the loft.
--
Nigel G8IFN

Re: Looking for 3cm's contacts this Friday evening from IO84

John Worsnop
 

Never know, dream big! Just needs some rain. As far as I know, there's no Android implementation for JT modes and no replacement for practice to improve your Morse skills!

73 John


On Thu, 22 Aug 2019, 16:07 Nick Gregory G0HIK via Groups.Io, <nickg0hik=googlemail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks John,

That is great, 304 K, might be a bit far for my first outing and with only 1/4 watt, but what do I know.

If I'm successful with Denis, I'll give you a MEEP.

I am hoping to try from some of the Lakeland fells soon, but that will be with just a 22dBi Horn.

My CW, is not good and no Digimodes for /p yet, but I'll give that some thought, which mode do you use 3cm's and is there a Android version ?

73's

Nick G0HIK

Re: Activity List for the UK Microwave Group 5.7Ghz and 10GHz contests - Sunday 25th August

Adrian G4UVZ
 

For some reason the screenshot is not clear on My PC    Following a connect request it reads..................Socket Error # 10061....Connection Refused

Adrian

Re: Looking for 3cm's contacts this Friday evening from IO84

Nick Gregory G0HIK
 

Hi Rob,

It's all DX to me at this stage, so any contacts will be a pleasure.

Nick G0HIK

Re: Radiall switch

Alan G0XBV
 

Merci pour l'info, Francois!

Al G0XBV


-----Original Message-----
From: F1CHF <F1CHF@...>
To: UKMicrowaves <UKMicrowaves@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:10
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Radiall switch

Re: Activity List for the UK Microwave Group 5.7Ghz and 10GHz contests - Sunday 25th August

Adrian G4UVZ
 

Having failed miserably last month to make any contacts on 3cms ..I reacquainted myself with the KST thing about 3 weeks ago ,,,eventually got it working ...checked it out today and I am locked out again!!! see attached ,,I think Win 10 had a recent update so assume this is why it won't work.  Any ideas anyone???

Re: Looking for 3cm's contacts this Friday evening from IO84

Rob, M0DTS
 

I'll be around so will keep an eye on kst.
Not dx but very obstructed path over the pennines.

Rob
M0DTS


On Thu, 22 Aug 2019, 16:07 Nick Gregory G0HIK via Groups.Io, <nickg0hik=googlemail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks John,

That is great, 304 K, might be a bit far for my first outing and with only 1/4 watt, but what do I know.

If I'm successful with Denis, I'll give you a MEEP.

I am hoping to try from some of the Lakeland fells soon, but that will be with just a 22dBi Horn.

My CW, is not good and no Digimodes for /p yet, but I'll give that some thought, which mode do you use 3cm's and is there a Android version ?

73's

Nick G0HIK

A new 10 GHz beacon commissioned in Northern Spain

Ralph
 

Good afternoon folks.

 

For information

EA1URG/B (Provisional c/s at Gijon Club house) 10368.978  Locator IN73EN  (Gijon) 1W and 20dB

 

Constructed by Jean-Paul F5AYE,  It has already been heard in IN97.

Nothing heard so far here.  It is in a good location so when conditions allow you should hear it.

 

73

Ralph G4ALY

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Virus-free. www.avg.com

Re: Radiall switch

Alan G0XBV
 

Thank you very much, Mike.  A friend of mine has a couple (ex-cellular) and was hoping to get some more griff.

All G0XBV

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Willis <willis.mj@...>
To: UKMicrowaves <UKMicrowaves@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:46
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Radiall switch

Re: Looking for 3cm's contacts this Friday evening from IO84

Nick Gregory G0HIK
 

Thanks John,

That is great, 304 K, might be a bit far for my first outing and with only 1/4 watt, but what do I know.

If I'm successful with Denis, I'll give you a MEEP.

I am hoping to try from some of the Lakeland fells soon, but that will be with just a 22dBi Horn.

My CW, is not good and no Digimodes for /p yet, but I'll give that some thought, which mode do you use 3cm's and is there a Android version ?

73's

Nick G0HIK