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Re: hf net?

Chris Bartram G4DGU
 

And you think you have trouble with that timing Neil! The local time in Cornwall is about 30mins behind you, and by local time, I don't mean TDK/CDT (Termyn Distowgh Kernow/Cornish Dreckly Time - a uniquely flexible system which requires a certain amount of training to appreciate fully), just the consequence of living nearly five degrees west of the very arbitrary meridian.

Forgetting the vagaries of 80m propagation, which doesn't usually help, getting up at seven for a sked, and going on the air before I've topped-up the caffeine stream is not really my idea of fun!

73

Chris G4DGU

Wait, what?  You mean there is an "eight-thirty" in the *MORNING* as well as the one that comes after wine-o-clock???

Even on my few remaining working days, I don't surface until ten-to-nine.  There is no way I could contribute meaningfully to any discussion about anything where the localtime hour H matches 2<H<11.  Unless I stayed up all night of course, now THERE's an option. I might be somewhat swivel-eyed and manic from caffeine poisoning though, which could represent a minor downside.


Re: hf net?

Robin Szemeti - G1YFG
 

8:30pm would be a whole lot more civilised ...  I was listening but barely compos mentis, earliest I have been up all month!

On Tue, 5 May 2020 at 16:16, Neil Smith G4DBN <neil@...> wrote:
Wait, what?  You mean there is an "eight-thirty" in the *MORNING* as
well as the one that comes after wine-o-clock???

Even on my few remaining working days, I don't surface until
ten-to-nine.  There is no way I could contribute meaningfully to any
discussion about anything where the localtime hour H matches 2<H<11. 
Unless I stayed up all night of course, now THERE's an option. I might
be somewhat swivel-eyed and manic from caffeine poisoning though, which
could represent a minor downside.

Would it be un-utterably louche to fix up an HF radio in my bedchamber
and join the discussion in my jim-jams, ensconced in a duvet?  I suppose
for 80 metres I should add a pipe and slippers. Now where did I put that
ancient TS-440....

Neil G4DBN

On 05/05/2020 15:58, Adrian G4UVZ via groups.io wrote:
> Whilst I have appeared at the end of the net on the odd occasion..I
> have to agree with Clive that 8:30 is not the best time!  Whilst I was
> up around this time when working ..now retired ..9:30 -10 would be
> much more civilised ...surely north of Bristol, at 8:30am it is still
> dark for much of the year!!






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Re: WINNCOM ?

militaryoperator
 

Ben
I have used plate aerials from the WiFi market on 13cms and 6cms and they work well. Some are better constructed than others. I don't know the Winncom unit so cannot comment on that specifically. They have the huge advantage for portable work that they are very light.
Today I have received a 19dB plate aerial for 9cms which I will use with my transverter when that arrives.
Ed G3VPF IO80RQ




Which model is that Ed ?

Bn



Re: hf net?

Neil Smith G4DBN
 

Wait, what?  You mean there is an "eight-thirty" in the *MORNING* as well as the one that comes after wine-o-clock???

Even on my few remaining working days, I don't surface until ten-to-nine.  There is no way I could contribute meaningfully to any discussion about anything where the localtime hour H matches 2<H<11.  Unless I stayed up all night of course, now THERE's an option. I might be somewhat swivel-eyed and manic from caffeine poisoning though, which could represent a minor downside.

Would it be un-utterably louche to fix up an HF radio in my bedchamber and join the discussion in my jim-jams, ensconced in a duvet?  I suppose for 80 metres I should add a pipe and slippers. Now where did I put that ancient TS-440....

Neil G4DBN

On 05/05/2020 15:58, Adrian G4UVZ via groups.io wrote:
Whilst I have appeared at the end of the net on the odd occasion..I have to agree with Clive that 8:30 is not the best time!  Whilst I was up around this time when working ..now retired ..9:30 -10 would be much more civilised ...surely north of Bristol, at 8:30am it is still dark for much of the year!!


Re: hf net?

Adrian G4UVZ
 

Whilst I have appeared at the end of the net on the odd occasion..I have to agree with Clive that 8:30 is not the best time!  Whilst I was up around this time when working ..now retired ..9:30 -10 would be much more civilised ...surely north of Bristol, at 8:30am it is still dark for much of the year!!

Adrian


Re: 9cm PA wanted -- Ionica Base station bits

Andy G4JNT
 

Excellent filter here

Perfect for 144 IF
 


On Tue, 5 May 2020 at 13:20, Paul Phillips <paul.g4kzy@...> wrote:
Well I have had several helpful folks contact me privately and on this forum.  Should have a PA by the weekend to play with.  Then I will need to think about supporting stuff like filters, supplies and such like.

Thank you to all who have chipped in with advice and offers of help.  Hope to see many of you on the bands.

Cheers,

Paul G4KZY


Re: 9cm PA wanted -- Ionica Base station bits

Paul G4KZY
 

Well I have had several helpful folks contact me privately and on this forum.  Should have a PA by the weekend to play with.  Then I will need to think about supporting stuff like filters, supplies and such like.

Thank you to all who have chipped in with advice and offers of help.  Hope to see many of you on the bands.

Cheers,

Paul G4KZY


Re: Radio Lore, Scattering from objects please

John Fell
 

FB Nick,
You can also use the 10GHz system to monitor the QO100 downlink ( 26.2 degrees EL here), which is a very useful fixed source to experiment with dish feeds and setup (even cross polarised ! ).
I listened and gave a way a few points last Sunday on 23cm but conditions were predictably rubbish for Contesting !

You do have a good selection of Geography to get onto /P and the take off down the Morecombe Bay /Irish Sea path has the potential for long haul DX....

Gud Luck - now only QRV on RX on 10GHz from Home but can give 1/2 points away during contests to anyone interested in IO80 .Have worked IOM in the past (on both bands).

73
John
G0API

On Mon, 4 May 2020 at 21:14, Nick Gregory G0HIK via groups.io <nickg0hik=googlemail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi John,

Many thanks for the great info.

Sorry I should have made it clear, the QSO's this weekend were on 23cm's, but I do have 3cm's, I've just not used it on that dish yet. So I have 10w on 23cms, and 2 watts on 3cm's.
I have elevation on the dish, but only up to 35 degrees, one of my next moves is to start measuring Sun noise and look for EME decodes. It's good to know It should be possible with my dish.

All so far has been my portable setup on the drive, I've listened for the Central Scotland beacons on both bands with no success via A/S, with no success.  I'll keep trying as I make the system more semi-permanent.

Nick G0HIK


Re: hf net?

Robin Szemeti - G1YFG
 

Nice to hear you all on just now, unfortunately I had another net further up the band at 9:00 and had to leave before I could call in, I shall try again next week ...

On Mon, 4 May 2020 at 23:09, G3PHO - Peter via groups.io <microwaves=talktalk.net@groups.io> wrote:
About forty minutes... ie around 0910 Local.


On 4 May 2020, at 19:31, Clive Elliott GW4MBS via groups.io <humber1ton=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:

Bit early for me, but how long does the net usually run for?
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Pottering on 6m - 3cm in a valley in IO71XW where any QSO is a triumph of optimism over geography!



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Re: Disappointing weekend.

Robin Szemeti - G1YFG
 

I'll just whack up the power, add some more aerials ;) .. it would be nice to find a PCB suitable for a pair of XRF286's, that might help.  I was comparing plots from my old location that used to go quite well and this location and actually, it's not so bad.  It would be nice to try a few contacts on one of the Tuesday activity nights ... 


On Mon, 4 May 2020 at 21:39, Graham G3TCT <g3tct@...> wrote:
Chaps, don't be too disheartened by the propagation on 2/3 May.  I found
that some usually easy paths were very difficult or even completely
absent.  I believe this might be due to sub-refraction, so that the
equivalent earth radius is not 4/3 true but maybe a lot less.  I've
noticed this effect on VHF as well.  Look out for improved conditions
later in the year.

73
Graham





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Re: hf net?

G3PHO - Peter
 

About forty minutes... ie around 0910 Local.


On 4 May 2020, at 19:31, Clive Elliott GW4MBS via groups.io <humber1ton@...> wrote:

Bit early for me, but how long does the net usually run for?
--
Clive GW4MBS (ex-G8ADP)
Pottering on 6m - 3cm in a valley in IO71XW where any QSO is a triumph of optimism over geography!


Re: Disappointing weekend.

Graham G3TCT
 

Chaps, don't be too disheartened by the propagation on 2/3 May. I found that some usually easy paths were very difficult or even completely absent. I believe this might be due to sub-refraction, so that the equivalent earth radius is not 4/3 true but maybe a lot less. I've noticed this effect on VHF as well. Look out for improved conditions later in the year.

73
Graham


Re: Radio Lore, Scattering from objects please

Nick Gregory G0HIK
 

Hi John,

Many thanks for the great info.

Sorry I should have made it clear, the QSO's this weekend were on 23cm's, but I do have 3cm's, I've just not used it on that dish yet. So I have 10w on 23cms, and 2 watts on 3cm's.
I have elevation on the dish, but only up to 35 degrees, one of my next moves is to start measuring Sun noise and look for EME decodes. It's good to know It should be possible with my dish.

All so far has been my portable setup on the drive, I've listened for the Central Scotland beacons on both bands with no success via A/S, with no success.  I'll keep trying as I make the system more semi-permanent.

Nick G0HIK


Re: hf net?

Robin Szemeti - G1YFG
 

8:30 is a bit early, but I could try ... I have another sched at 10:00 on 3750 every Tuesday ...

I leave the radio on 1942khz when not doing anything else ...


On Mon, 4 May 2020 at 19:31, militaryoperator via groups.io <Military1944=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] hf net?

A small group of microwavers, including myself, meet on 3626kHz every Tuesday morning at 0830 local time as the UK Microwave Net. Look out for G4HJW, G3SMT, G3UKV, G8VZT and G3PHO who are on every week. We really would like others to join us!

73

Peter, G3PHO


Sorry Peter, 8:30am is far too early for me.  I'll be there at 10.   maybe!!

Ben



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Re: WINNCOM ?

Ed G3VPF
 

Ben

I have used plate aerials from the WiFi market on 13cms and 6cms and they work well. Some are better constructed than others. I don't know the Winncom unit so cannot comment on that specifically. They have the huge advantage for portable work that they are very light.

Today I have received a 19dB plate aerial for 9cms which I will use with my transverter when that arrives.

Ed G3VPF IO80RQ


From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io> on behalf of militaryoperator via groups.io <Military1944@...>
Sent: 04 May 2020 18:30
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] WINNCOM ?
 
crowaves@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, 4 May 2020 19:14
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] WINNCOM ?

Band ? 
URL ?





Re: hf net?

militaryoperator
 

Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] hf net?

A small group of microwavers, including myself, meet on 3626kHz every Tuesday morning at 0830 local time as the UK Microwave Net. Look out for G4HJW, G3SMT, G3UKV, G8VZT and G3PHO who are on every week. We really would like others to join us!

73

Peter, G3PHO


Sorry Peter, 8:30am is far too early for me.  I'll be there at 10.   maybe!!

Ben


Re: hf net?

Clive Elliott GW4MBS
 

Bit early for me, but how long does the net usually run for?
--
Clive GW4MBS (ex-G8ADP)
Pottering on 6m - 3cm in a valley in IO71XW where any QSO is a triumph of optimism over geography!


Re: WINNCOM ?

militaryoperator
 

crowaves@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, 4 May 2020 19:14
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] WINNCOM ?

Band ? 
URL ?





Re: hf net?

G3PHO - Peter
 

A small group of microwavers, including myself, meet on 3626kHz every Tuesday morning at 0830 local time as the UK Microwave Net. Look out for G4HJW, G3SMT, G3UKV, G8VZT and G3PHO who are on every week. We really would like others to join us!

73

Peter, G3PHO


On 4 May 2020, at 19:06, militaryoperator via groups.io <Military1944@...> wrote:


I there an HF net for uwavers? 

so we can talk to another like-minded folk when direct 10Ghz is not possible/

Ben


Re: WINNCOM ?

Andy G4JNT
 

Band ? 
URL ?



On Mon, 4 May 2020 at 19:09, militaryoperator via groups.io <Military1944=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Subject: WINNCOM ?


Has anyone tried the Winncom panel antennas? 
Just wondered if worth trying. 
Ben
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No replies so I guess not.

At $55 I was interested in their 24dbi version but shipping is another $45 so a lot just to play with. 

anyway, should I jump I'll let you know if it works so others can benefit from the trial. 

Ben.

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