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24 GHz


gerard.geesink@...
 

Gentleman,

24G season will be starting soon. Who of you is permanently QRV? 
Here 2.5W 1.1 m dish ... JO31FX.

73 Gerard PA0BAT

Op 30 jan. 2021 3:19 p.m. schreef "Steve G4HTZ via groups.io" <essexsteve@...>:

Hi Denis 
this may be an option from I0JXX 

https://www.i0jxx.com/gb/116-24-ghz

--
Steve G4HTZ 
JO01JN60
Great Wakering, Essex 
24ghz 1.8w 80cm dish 

also known to be active occasionally on 70cms DATV 


John Quarmby
 

Hi Gerard

My 24GHz system is not permanently on the tower during the winter but only takes 30 minutes to install. It will be up there when there is tropo or a good chance of rainscatter.

3W to 48cm PF dish JO02OB.

73

John G3XDY

On 30/01/2021 15:24, gerard.geesink@... wrote:
Gentleman,

24G season will be starting soon. Who of you is permanently QRV? 
Here 2.5W 1.1 m dish ... JO31FX.

73 Gerard PA0BAT

Op 30 jan. 2021 3:19 p.m. schreef "Steve G4HTZ via groups.io" <essexsteve@...>:
Hi Denis 
this may be an option from I0JXX 

https://www.i0jxx.com/gb/116-24-ghz

--
Steve G4HTZ 
JO01JN60
Great Wakering, Essex 
24ghz 1.8w 80cm dish 

also known to be active occasionally on 70cms DATV 


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Steve G4HTZ
 

Hi Gerard 
My 24ghz system is ready to go on mast soon ...also with a elevation rotator .
I have a sea path into Holland from JO01JN60
Regards 
Steve G4HTZ 


On 30 Jan 2021, at 15:24, gerard.geesink@... wrote:


Gentleman,

24G season will be starting soon. Who of you is permanently QRV? 
Here 2.5W 1.1 m dish ... JO31FX.

73 Gerard PA0BAT

Op 30 jan. 2021 3:19 p.m. schreef "Steve G4HTZ via groups.io" <essexsteve@...>:
Hi Denis 
this may be an option from I0JXX 

https://www.i0jxx.com/gb/116-24-ghz

--
Steve G4HTZ 
JO01JN60
Great Wakering, Essex 
24ghz 1.8w 80cm dish 

also known to be active occasionally on 70cms DATV 


--
Steve G4HTZ 
JO01JN60
Great Wakering, Essex 
24ghz 1.8w 80cm dish 

also known to be active occasionally on 70cms DATV 


Denis Stanton G0OLX
 

To all
I have 2 Watts to Procom dish system for portable. I could put on tripod and look out of the shed door, if required have done 10 GHz rain scatter that way in the past
73’s
Denis G0OLX


On 30 Jan 2021, at 15:46, Steve G4HTZ via groups.io <essexsteve@...> wrote:


Hi Gerard 
My 24ghz system is ready to go on mast soon ...also with a elevation rotator .
I have a sea path into Holland from JO01JN60
Regards 
Steve G4HTZ 


On 30 Jan 2021, at 15:24, gerard.geesink@... wrote:


Gentleman,

24G season will be starting soon. Who of you is permanently QRV? 
Here 2.5W 1.1 m dish ... JO31FX.

73 Gerard PA0BAT

Op 30 jan. 2021 3:19 p.m. schreef "Steve G4HTZ via groups.io" <essexsteve@...>:
Hi Denis 
this may be an option from I0JXX 

https://www.i0jxx.com/gb/116-24-ghz

--
Steve G4HTZ 
JO01JN60
Great Wakering, Essex 
24ghz 1.8w 80cm dish 

also known to be active occasionally on 70cms DATV 


--
Steve G4HTZ 
JO01JN60
Great Wakering, Essex 
24ghz 1.8w 80cm dish 

also known to be active occasionally on 70cms DATV 


g4bao
 

Hi Gerard, I'm QRV permanently
2W to 60cm
JO02cg33
I'm still looking to break that European Tropo record to you.

We'd beat your G4EAT record by 12km if we managed a QSO! 

Also plan to be QRV 24GHz EME in the Spring, system nearly ready for bench test.
25W to 1.2m offset on EME

73
Tot Zeins!

John


 


DF6NA Rainer
 

Hi John,

which record do you mean ?

Distance record on 24,048 GHz Propagation : TR

Band    Propagation    Call a    Loc     Call b    Loc    Mode    Date    Distance
24,048 GHz    TR    DL7QY    JN59BD    F6DKW    JN18CS    ?    2011-07-02    581
24,048 GHz    TR    IW3EHQ/3    JN66EB    I0LVA/3    JN72CD    CW+SSB    2000-06-18    459
24,048 GHz    TR    F6DWG    JN19AJ    HB9AMH/P    JN37OE    CW    2006-11-06    455
24,048 GHz    TR    I3EME    JM68MA    I0LVA    JN62KA    CW    1999-09-11    444
24,048 GHz    TR    SM6AFV    JO67GQ    DK7LJ    JO54CG    SSB    2013-02-27    407

Distance record on 24,048 GHz Propagation : RS

Band    Propagation    Call a    Loc     Call b    Loc    Mode    Date    Distance
24,048 GHz    RS    LX1DB    JN39CO    F2CT/P    JN13IQ    CW    2008-06-24    710
24,048 GHz    RS    F6DWG/P    JN19AJ    F2CT/P    JN13IQ    CW    2008-06-24    637
24,048 GHz    RS    OE5VRL/5    JN78DK75VC    HB9AMH    JN37QD    CW    2012-09-10    536
24,048 GHz    RS    DB6NT    JO50VJ    PA0BAT    JO31FX    CW    2005-07-28    412
24,048 GHz    RS    PA0BAT    JO31FX    DB6NT    JO50TI    CW    2003-06-03    404

73, Rainer


Am 31.01.2021 um 15:58 schrieb g4bao:

Hi Gerard, I'm QRV permanently
2W to 60cm
JO02cg33
I'm still looking to break that European Tropo record to you.

We'd beat your G4EAT record by 12km if we managed a QSO! 

Also plan to be QRV 24GHz EME in the Spring, system nearly ready for bench test.
25W to 1.2m offset on EME

73
Tot Zeins!

John


 


John Quarmby
 

The UK Distance record on 24GHz.

https://www.microwavers.org/records.htm

73

John G3XDY

On 31/01/2021 15:56, DF6NA Rainer wrote:
Hi John,

which record do you mean ?

Distance record on 24,048 GHz Propagation : TR

Band    Propagation    Call a    Loc     Call b    Loc    Mode    Date    Distance
24,048 GHz    TR    DL7QY    JN59BD    F6DKW    JN18CS    ?    2011-07-02    581
24,048 GHz    TR    IW3EHQ/3    JN66EB    I0LVA/3    JN72CD    CW+SSB    2000-06-18    459
24,048 GHz    TR    F6DWG    JN19AJ    HB9AMH/P    JN37OE    CW    2006-11-06    455
24,048 GHz    TR    I3EME    JM68MA    I0LVA    JN62KA    CW    1999-09-11    444
24,048 GHz    TR    SM6AFV    JO67GQ    DK7LJ    JO54CG    SSB    2013-02-27    407

Distance record on 24,048 GHz Propagation : RS

Band    Propagation    Call a    Loc     Call b    Loc    Mode    Date    Distance
24,048 GHz    RS    LX1DB    JN39CO    F2CT/P    JN13IQ    CW    2008-06-24    710
24,048 GHz    RS    F6DWG/P    JN19AJ    F2CT/P    JN13IQ    CW    2008-06-24    637
24,048 GHz    RS    OE5VRL/5    JN78DK75VC    HB9AMH    JN37QD    CW    2012-09-10    536
24,048 GHz    RS    DB6NT    JO50VJ    PA0BAT    JO31FX    CW    2005-07-28    412
24,048 GHz    RS    PA0BAT    JO31FX    DB6NT    JO50TI    CW    2003-06-03    404

73, Rainer


Am 31.01.2021 um 15:58 schrieb g4bao:
Hi Gerard, I'm QRV permanently
2W to 60cm
JO02cg33
I'm still looking to break that European Tropo record to you.

We'd beat your G4EAT record by 12km if we managed a QSO! 

Also plan to be QRV 24GHz EME in the Spring, system nearly ready for bench test.
25W to 1.2m offset on EME

73
Tot Zeins!

John


 


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g4bao
 

I should of course have said, UK record, Rainer!

73
John


Neil Smith G4DBN
 

I'm in two minds whether to go to the effort of putting the 24G stuff on the mast for terrestrial, or just using it for EME and portable. I suppose I should build it as a weatherproof cassette that can be swapped back and forth.  Need a lottery win to afford a second system I guess.

Neil G4DBN


John Lemay
 

Neil

Only two minds ........ ?

Anyway, just thinking out loud, if you install a system for terrestrial at home you will have a chance to iron out any bugs. Bugs which might be much more awkward to sort out in the field. It may depend on whether you have a path to one or more beacons, or another home op.

John G4ZTR

-----Original Message-----
From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io [mailto:UKMicrowaves@groups.io] On Behalf Of Neil Smith G4DBN
Sent: 01 February 2021 15:19
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] 24 GHz

I'm in two minds whether to go to the effort of putting the 24G stuff on
the mast for terrestrial, or just using it for EME and portable. I
suppose I should build it as a weatherproof cassette that can be swapped
back and forth. Need a lottery win to afford a second system I guess.

Neil G4DBN








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Neil Smith G4DBN
 

There is rather a dearth of 24 GHz ops within earshot of this corner of IO93, and the nearest beacons are 160 km away over the top of the Pennines, or 250 km away in Suffolk/Essex. Perhaps there are some ops with transverters under heaps of dust.  I'll find a volunteer to take a signal source out into the hinterland to check rx performance and maybe use a bare mixer on receive to confirm that I'm making plenty of noise.

EME seems hugely simpler, at least on receive.

Neil G4DBN (too many projects, too little time, need to retire)

On 01/02/2021 15:30, John Lemay wrote:
Neil

Only two minds ........ ?

Anyway, just thinking out loud, if you install a system for terrestrial at home you will have a chance to iron out any bugs. Bugs which might be much more awkward to sort out in the field. It may depend on whether you have a path to one or more beacons, or another home op.

John G4ZTR


-----Original Message-----
From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io [mailto:UKMicrowaves@groups.io] On Behalf Of Neil Smith G4DBN
Sent: 01 February 2021 15:19
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] 24 GHz

I'm in two minds whether to go to the effort of putting the 24G stuff on
the mast for terrestrial, or just using it for EME and portable. I
suppose I should build it as a weatherproof cassette that can be swapped
back and forth. Need a lottery win to afford a second system I guess.

Neil G4DBN


Bob Lockley VK6KW
 

Hi Neil:
BEWARE
Retirement is not all it is cracked up to be...
No annual leave, no sick leave, no long service leave no compassionate leave, no public holidays, or even RDOs.
Plan well - at least you can then always change plans!
73,
Bob,

("retired" 1996!)

-----Original Message-----
From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io [mailto:UKMicrowaves@groups.io] On Behalf Of Neil Smith G4DBN
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2021 11:52 PM
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] 24 GHz

There is rather a dearth of 24 GHz ops within earshot of this corner of
IO93, and the nearest beacons are 160 km away over the top of the
Pennines, or 250 km away in Suffolk/Essex. Perhaps there are some ops
with transverters under heaps of dust. I'll find a volunteer to take a
signal source out into the hinterland to check rx performance and maybe
use a bare mixer on receive to confirm that I'm making plenty of noise.

EME seems hugely simpler, at least on receive.

Neil G4DBN (too many projects, too little time, need to retire)

On 01/02/2021 15:30, John Lemay wrote:
Neil

Only two minds ........ ?

Anyway, just thinking out loud, if you install a system for terrestrial at home you will have a chance to iron out any bugs. Bugs which might be much more awkward to sort out in the field. It may depend on whether you have a path to one or more beacons, or another home op.

John G4ZTR


-----Original Message-----
From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io [mailto:UKMicrowaves@groups.io] On Behalf Of Neil Smith G4DBN
Sent: 01 February 2021 15:19
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] 24 GHz

I'm in two minds whether to go to the effort of putting the 24G stuff on
the mast for terrestrial, or just using it for EME and portable. I
suppose I should build it as a weatherproof cassette that can be swapped
back and forth. Need a lottery win to afford a second system I guess.

Neil G4DBN


John E. Beech
 

And a list of jobs aslong as your arm from the xyl!

De John G8SEQ

-------Original Message-------
From: Bob Lockley VK6KW <rlockley@bigpond.net.au>
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] 24 GHz
Sent: Feb 02 '21 05:00

Hi Neil:
BEWARE
Retirement is not all it is cracked up to be...
No annual leave, no sick leave, no long service leave no compassionate leave, no public holidays, or even RDOs.
Plan well - at least you can then always change plans!
73,
Bob,

("retired" 1996!)

-----Original Message-----
From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io [mailto:UKMicrowaves@groups.io] On Behalf Of Neil Smith G4DBN
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2021 11:52 PM
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] 24 GHz

There is rather a dearth of 24 GHz ops within earshot of this corner of
IO93, and the nearest beacons are 160 km away over the top of the
Pennines, or 250 km away in Suffolk/Essex. Perhaps there are some ops
with transverters under heaps of dust.  I'll find a volunteer to take a
signal source out into the hinterland to check rx performance and maybe
use a bare mixer on receive to confirm that I'm making plenty of noise.

EME seems hugely simpler, at least on receive.

Neil G4DBN (too many projects, too little time, need to retire)

On 01/02/2021 15:30, John Lemay wrote:
> Neil
>
> Only two minds ........ ?
>
> Anyway, just thinking out loud, if you install a system for terrestrial at home you will have a chance to iron out any bugs.
Bugs which might be much more awkward to sort out in the field. It may depend on whether you have a path to one or more
beacons, or another home op.
>
> John G4ZTR
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io [mailto:UKMicrowaves@groups.io] On Behalf Of Neil Smith G4DBN
> Sent: 01 February 2021 15:19
> To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
> Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] 24 GHz
>
> I'm in two minds whether to go to the effort of putting the 24G stuff on
> the mast for terrestrial, or just using it for EME and portable. I
> suppose I should build it as a weatherproof cassette that can be swapped
> back and forth.  Need a lottery win to afford a second system I guess.
>
> Neil G4DBN
>













Andy G4JNT
 

Only disadvantage I found from retirement is that I now have to buy my own printer paper.



On Tue, 2 Feb 2021 at 08:45, John E. Beech <john@...> wrote:
And a list of jobs aslong as your arm from the xyl!

De John G8SEQ

>  -------Original Message-------
>  From: Bob Lockley VK6KW <rlockley@...>
>  To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io>
>  Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] 24 GHz
>  Sent: Feb 02 '21 05:00

>  Hi Neil:
>  BEWARE
>  Retirement is not all it is cracked up to be...
>  No annual leave, no sick leave, no long service leave no compassionate leave, no public holidays, or even RDOs.
>  Plan well - at least you can then always change plans!
>  73,
>  Bob,

>  ("retired" 1996!)

>  -----Original Message-----
>  From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io [mailto:UKMicrowaves@groups.io] On Behalf Of Neil Smith G4DBN
>  Sent: Monday, February 01, 2021 11:52 PM
>  To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
>  Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] 24 GHz

>  There is rather a dearth of 24 GHz ops within earshot of this corner of
>  IO93, and the nearest beacons are 160 km away over the top of the
>  Pennines, or 250 km away in Suffolk/Essex. Perhaps there are some ops
>  with transverters under heaps of dust.  I'll find a volunteer to take a
>  signal source out into the hinterland to check rx performance and maybe
>  use a bare mixer on receive to confirm that I'm making plenty of noise.

>  EME seems hugely simpler, at least on receive.

>  Neil G4DBN (too many projects, too little time, need to retire)

>  On 01/02/2021 15:30, John Lemay wrote:
>  > Neil
>  >
>  > Only two minds ........ ?
>  >
>  > Anyway, just thinking out loud, if you install a system for terrestrial at home you will have a chance to iron out any bugs.
Bugs which might be much more awkward to sort out in the field. It may depend on whether you have a path to one or more
beacons, or another home op.
>  >
>  > John G4ZTR
>  >
>  >
>  > -----Original Message-----
>  > From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io [mailto:UKMicrowaves@groups.io] On Behalf Of Neil Smith G4DBN
>  > Sent: 01 February 2021 15:19
>  > To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
>  > Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] 24 GHz
>  >
>  > I'm in two minds whether to go to the effort of putting the 24G stuff on
>  > the mast for terrestrial, or just using it for EME and portable. I
>  > suppose I should build it as a weatherproof cassette that can be swapped
>  > back and forth.  Need a lottery win to afford a second system I guess.
>  >
>  > Neil G4DBN
>  >



















Colin Ranson
 

Been retired 6 years, don’t know whether it was a novelty having all that shack time – but now I don’t know whether its Covid but just beginning to suffer shack sickness.... ie – open the door, look in and just step out again, close the door.  Might pop in and have two or three hours in the evening.

Could just be this miserable time of the year....  everywhere is soaking wet out there again, I got antennas to sort, dam it all !

 

Regards to all,

 

Colin de G8LBS.

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Bob Lockley VK6KW
Sent: 02 February 2021 05:00
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] 24 GHz

 

Hi Neil:
BEWARE
Retirement is not all it is cracked up to be...
No annual leave, no sick leave, no long service leave no compassionate leave, no public holidays, or even RDOs.
Plan well - at least you can then always change plans!
73,
Bob,

("retired" 1996!)

-----Original Message-----
From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io [mailto:UKMicrowaves@groups.io] On Behalf Of Neil Smith G4DBN
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2021 11:52 PM
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] 24 GHz

There is rather a dearth of 24 GHz ops within earshot of this corner of
IO93, and the nearest beacons are 160 km away over the top of the
Pennines, or 250 km away in Suffolk/Essex. Perhaps there are some ops
with transverters under heaps of dust.  I'll find a volunteer to take a
signal source out into the hinterland to check rx performance and maybe
use a bare mixer on receive to confirm that I'm making plenty of noise.

EME seems hugely simpler, at least on receive.

Neil G4DBN (too many projects, too little time, need to retire)

On 01/02/2021 15:30, John Lemay wrote:
> Neil
>
> Only two minds ........ ?
>
> Anyway, just thinking out loud, if you install a system for terrestrial at home you will have a chance to iron out any bugs. Bugs which might be much more awkward to sort out in the field. It may depend on whether you have a path to one or more beacons, or another home op.
>
> John G4ZTR
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io [mailto:UKMicrowaves@groups.io] On Behalf Of Neil Smith G4DBN
> Sent: 01 February 2021 15:19
> To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
> Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] 24 GHz
>
> I'm in two minds whether to go to the effort of putting the 24G stuff on
> the mast for terrestrial, or just using it for EME and portable. I
> suppose I should build it as a weatherproof cassette that can be swapped
> back and forth.  Need a lottery win to afford a second system I guess.
>
> Neil G4DBN
>











 


Andy G4JNT
 

Go out for a run.  (Or a long walk).
I've taken up running again after a break of nearly 20 years.  It's great for killing the blues.



Virus-free. www.avg.com

On Tue, 2 Feb 2021 at 10:00, Colin Ranson <g8lbs@...> wrote:

Been retired 6 years, don’t know whether it was a novelty having all that shack time – but now I don’t know whether its Covid but just beginning to suffer shack sickness.... ie – open the door, look in and just step out again, close the door.  Might pop in and have two or three hours in the evening.

Could just be this miserable time of the year....  everywhere is soaking wet out there again, I got antennas to sort, dam it all !

 

Regards to all,

 

Colin de G8LBS.

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Bob Lockley VK6KW
Sent: 02 February 2021 05:00
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] 24 GHz

 

Hi Neil:
BEWARE
Retirement is not all it is cracked up to be...
No annual leave, no sick leave, no long service leave no compassionate leave, no public holidays, or even RDOs.
Plan well - at least you can then always change plans!
73,
Bob,

("retired" 1996!)

-----Original Message-----
From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io [mailto:UKMicrowaves@groups.io] On Behalf Of Neil Smith G4DBN
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2021 11:52 PM
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] 24 GHz

There is rather a dearth of 24 GHz ops within earshot of this corner of
IO93, and the nearest beacons are 160 km away over the top of the
Pennines, or 250 km away in Suffolk/Essex. Perhaps there are some ops
with transverters under heaps of dust.  I'll find a volunteer to take a
signal source out into the hinterland to check rx performance and maybe
use a bare mixer on receive to confirm that I'm making plenty of noise.

EME seems hugely simpler, at least on receive.

Neil G4DBN (too many projects, too little time, need to retire)

On 01/02/2021 15:30, John Lemay wrote:
> Neil
>
> Only two minds ........ ?
>
> Anyway, just thinking out loud, if you install a system for terrestrial at home you will have a chance to iron out any bugs. Bugs which might be much more awkward to sort out in the field. It may depend on whether you have a path to one or more beacons, or another home op.
>
> John G4ZTR
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io [mailto:UKMicrowaves@groups.io] On Behalf Of Neil Smith G4DBN
> Sent: 01 February 2021 15:19
> To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
> Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] 24 GHz
>
> I'm in two minds whether to go to the effort of putting the 24G stuff on
> the mast for terrestrial, or just using it for EME and portable. I
> suppose I should build it as a weatherproof cassette that can be swapped
> back and forth.  Need a lottery win to afford a second system I guess.
>
> Neil G4DBN
>











 


Virus-free. www.avg.com


Colin Ranson
 

Andy, at least I can get in the car and take a drive over to the jab centre in a little while.  Unless I walk the streets the local parks, of which we have quite a few, are becoming impassable with all this rain, deep mud churned up with lots of wellies by lots of people who I am sure would not normally take advantage of the facilities.

 

Good luck with the running, can’t do that with my poor old knees !

 

I’ll have another pig out in the shack/storage when I get back, its getting therapeutic just filling the dustbin with cag !

 

73’s

 

Colin.

 

 

 

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From: Andy G4JNT
Sent: 02 February 2021 10:53
To: UK Microwaves groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] 24 GHz

 

Go out for a run.  (Or a long walk).

I've taken up running again after a break of nearly 20 years.  It's great for killing the blues.

 

Andy

 

 

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com

 

On Tue, 2 Feb 2021 at 10:00, Colin Ranson <g8lbs@...> wrote:

Been retired 6 years, don’t know whether it was a novelty having all that shack time – but now I don’t know whether its Covid but just beginning to suffer shack sickness.... ie – open the door, look in and just step out again, close the door.  Might pop in and have two or three hours in the evening.

Could just be this miserable time of the year....  everywhere is soaking wet out there again, I got antennas to sort, dam it all !

 

Regards to all,

 

Colin de G8LBS.

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Bob Lockley VK6KW
Sent: 02 February 2021 05:00
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] 24 GHz

 

Hi Neil:
BEWARE
Retirement is not all it is cracked up to be...
No annual leave, no sick leave, no long service leave no compassionate leave, no public holidays, or even RDOs.
Plan well - at least you can then always change plans!
73,
Bob,

("retired" 1996!)

-----Original Message-----
From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io [mailto:UKMicrowaves@groups.io] On Behalf Of Neil Smith G4DBN
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2021 11:52 PM
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] 24 GHz

There is rather a dearth of 24 GHz ops within earshot of this corner of
IO93, and the nearest beacons are 160 km away over the top of the
Pennines, or 250 km away in Suffolk/Essex. Perhaps there are some ops
with transverters under heaps of dust.  I'll find a volunteer to take a
signal source out into the hinterland to check rx performance and maybe
use a bare mixer on receive to confirm that I'm making plenty of noise.

EME seems hugely simpler, at least on receive.

Neil G4DBN (too many projects, too little time, need to retire)

On 01/02/2021 15:30, John Lemay wrote:
> Neil
>
> Only two minds ........ ?
>
> Anyway, just thinking out loud, if you install a system for terrestrial at home you will have a chance to iron out any bugs. Bugs which might be much more awkward to sort out in the field. It may depend on whether you have a path to one or more beacons, or another home op.
>
> John G4ZTR
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io [mailto:UKMicrowaves@groups.io] On Behalf Of Neil Smith G4DBN
> Sent: 01 February 2021 15:19
> To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
> Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] 24 GHz
>
> I'm in two minds whether to go to the effort of putting the 24G stuff on
> the mast for terrestrial, or just using it for EME and portable. I
> suppose I should build it as a weatherproof cassette that can be swapped
> back and forth.  Need a lottery win to afford a second system I guess.
>
> Neil G4DBN
>










 

 

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John Fell
 

Colin,
just back from my first jab , next 20th April.

I retired early in 2008 , so have more or less got the hang of it .

I do suffer from Seasonal Depression (SAD) , which was inherited from my Mum. 

The answer in my case was to go onto an SRBI pill specified by my GP - 5mg per day , during Winter months.
After some initial mood swings in first 2 weeks , the effects are simply to put all anxiety back into the right boxes and leaves you able to think without overdoing it on any particular subject  .

As they work on helping retention of natural Sunshine and exercise influences they are not like narcotics and do not have any dependency effects - I have forgotten to take one on occasion . A 5mile walk each day takes care of the physical needs .

Stay Well.

73
John
G0API

I hate taking any form of pill but in this case they do help . 


On Tue, 2 Feb 2021 at 11:09, Colin Ranson <g8lbs@...> wrote:

Andy, at least I can get in the car and take a drive over to the jab centre in a little while.  Unless I walk the streets the local parks, of which we have quite a few, are becoming impassable with all this rain, deep mud churned up with lots of wellies by lots of people who I am sure would not normally take advantage of the facilities.

 

Good luck with the running, can’t do that with my poor old knees !

 

I’ll have another pig out in the shack/storage when I get back, its getting therapeutic just filling the dustbin with cag !

 

73’s

 

Colin.

 

 

 

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From: Andy G4JNT
Sent: 02 February 2021 10:53
To: UK Microwaves groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] 24 GHz

 

Go out for a run.  (Or a long walk).

I've taken up running again after a break of nearly 20 years.  It's great for killing the blues.

 

Andy

 

 

 

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On Tue, 2 Feb 2021 at 10:00, Colin Ranson <g8lbs@...> wrote:

Been retired 6 years, don’t know whether it was a novelty having all that shack time – but now I don’t know whether its Covid but just beginning to suffer shack sickness.... ie – open the door, look in and just step out again, close the door.  Might pop in and have two or three hours in the evening.

Could just be this miserable time of the year....  everywhere is soaking wet out there again, I got antennas to sort, dam it all !

 

Regards to all,

 

Colin de G8LBS.

 

 

 

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From: Bob Lockley VK6KW
Sent: 02 February 2021 05:00
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] 24 GHz

 

Hi Neil:
BEWARE
Retirement is not all it is cracked up to be...
No annual leave, no sick leave, no long service leave no compassionate leave, no public holidays, or even RDOs.
Plan well - at least you can then always change plans!
73,
Bob,

("retired" 1996!)

-----Original Message-----
From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io [mailto:UKMicrowaves@groups.io] On Behalf Of Neil Smith G4DBN
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2021 11:52 PM
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] 24 GHz

There is rather a dearth of 24 GHz ops within earshot of this corner of
IO93, and the nearest beacons are 160 km away over the top of the
Pennines, or 250 km away in Suffolk/Essex. Perhaps there are some ops
with transverters under heaps of dust.  I'll find a volunteer to take a
signal source out into the hinterland to check rx performance and maybe
use a bare mixer on receive to confirm that I'm making plenty of noise.

EME seems hugely simpler, at least on receive.

Neil G4DBN (too many projects, too little time, need to retire)

On 01/02/2021 15:30, John Lemay wrote:
> Neil
>
> Only two minds ........ ?
>
> Anyway, just thinking out loud, if you install a system for terrestrial at home you will have a chance to iron out any bugs. Bugs which might be much more awkward to sort out in the field. It may depend on whether you have a path to one or more beacons, or another home op.
>
> John G4ZTR
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io [mailto:UKMicrowaves@groups.io] On Behalf Of Neil Smith G4DBN
> Sent: 01 February 2021 15:19
> To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
> Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] 24 GHz
>
> I'm in two minds whether to go to the effort of putting the 24G stuff on
> the mast for terrestrial, or just using it for EME and portable. I
> suppose I should build it as a weatherproof cassette that can be swapped
> back and forth.  Need a lottery win to afford a second system I guess.
>
> Neil G4DBN
>










 

 

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