GB3MHX


gm4plm <simon@...>
 

--- In ukmicrowaves@y..., "p.day" <peter@g...> wrote:


-----Original Message-----
From: gm4plm [mailto:simon@c...]
Sent: 27 September 2002 15:39

didn't know about the G8MWR reflector - not seen or hrd from
Glen for
a long time - think he still loves in coventry -
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

He still lives in Coventry but I'm not sure he's doing what you
say!! :-)

OOOOPPPPPSSS!

:-)


p.day <peter@...>
 

-----Original Message-----
From: gm4plm [mailto:simon@creoch.freeserve.co.uk]
Sent: 27 September 2002 15:39

didn't know about the G8MWR reflector - not seen or hrd from Glen for
a long time - think he still loves in coventry -
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

He still lives in Coventry but I'm not sure he's doing what you say!! :-)


73

Peter, G3PHO


gm4plm <simon@...>
 

--- In ukmicrowaves@y..., "p.day" <peter@g...> wrote:
In actual fact there has been a UK one for some time, run by Glenn
Ross,
G8MWR ... it's called waveguide@y... Unfortunately it does not
get much support these days even though many of us subscribe to it.

Good luck with this one Simon!
There you go! never even realised!

OK well hopefully this will drum up some support!

seems to be going well - 30 members and plenty of info floating
about!

regards

Simon GM4PLM


p.day <peter@...>
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Sam Jewell [mailto:jewell@btinternet.com]
Sent: 27 September 2002 11:04
To: ukmicrowaves@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [ukmicrowaves] Re: GB3MHX


Hi Simon,
well I subscribe to the Tom Williams reflector and find that
most useful. I
wondered how long before someone would (seriouisly) take to do the same
here. I think it will fill a long held need. Congratulations on
setting it
up.

73 de Sam
Hi Sam ..

In actual fact there has been a UK one for some time, run by Glenn Ross,
G8MWR ... it's called waveguide@yahoogroups.com. Unfortunately it does not
get much support these days even though many of us subscribe to it.

Good luck with this one Simon!

73

Peter, g3PHO


SAM JEWELL
 

Hi Simon,
I brought back some PCN1900 amplifiers from my Dayton trip. The transistors
in some of these should be equally as usuable on 13cm as the Siemens units
from DL4MEA. I get 25W from my DL4MEA/Siemens amplifier (drive limited, not
output). I have also now successfully modified one of the Siemens DCS1800
amplifiers down to 23cm. I am getting 35W out but have run out of drive
there as welll. It looks good for at least 50W and the IMD performance of
these DCS and PCN amplifiers is superb on the usual 26V supply. I've also
recently obtained some new surplus amplifiers for both 900GSM and 1800DCS
and these also look good for mod'ing. I saw one of these at Weinheim already
mod'ed for 23cm and giving over 50W out. The future look bright, the future
look (well, you know!).

Now my neighbour has erected his 6 foot fence I am ready to get my 23cm EME
dish project back on the rails. Have one of the new 'Prague' rectangular
circular waveguide feeds. Hope to give it a try shortly. Kits for these may
be available soon from a colleague in Munich.

73 de Sam

----- Original Message -----
From: "gm4plm" <simon@creoch.freeserve.co.uk>
To: <ukmicrowaves@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, September 27, 2002 3:38 PM
Subject: [ukmicrowaves] Re: GB3MHX


Hi Sam

didn't know about the G8MWR reflector - not seen or hrd from Glen for
a long time - think he still loves in coventry - my WBFM gear was
powered by all his work!

Thanks for the mention - I am sure the reflector will expand as word
gets round.

OK on the 3.4g beacon

Well I am going to be much more active next year - I have done DXCC
on 6m now (122 countrys!) and so will be looking for microwave
challenges now thats out my system! - think I will be concentrating
on the lower bands - have 23cms near sorted - LT23s plus 2 x 2c39's -
4 x 48 ele loops so shud be a good sig - 2.3 is lacking - only 1 watt
but been chasing some amps from US but nothing come of that so far -
3.4 - got 40 watts on that band - 1.2m dish - was going to build a
DK1UV feed for the dish so I can run multiple bands off one feed.
6cms - 10 watts and 1.2m - 10g - 10 watts 1.2m

I was chasing some 24g gear from the US and had two PCOM units lined
up but the guy emailed today after I asked him to take the lids off
the unit and photo them for me, to say that half the insides are
missing -seems he paid 100USD for empty space! ooppps!

So... hope to be a bit more active - Dave GM4WLL will prob be joining
me too.

If someone has some spare 24g gear I'll get on and activate it! Peter
PHO has given me some tips for sites so will be looking at that over
the winter too!

I fancied some 23cms EME but will have to wait until I get the dish
sorted.

Maybe chat on 9cms sometime soon!

regards

Simon GM4PLM



--- In ukmicrowaves@y..., "Sam Jewell" <jewell@b...> wrote:
Hi Simon,
well, I believe there is or was a reflector set up by G8MWR some
time ago. I
rarely if ever saw references to it and don't know if it was ever
widely
used. I was supposed to get in touch with Glenn to see if the UK
Microwave
Group could adopt it as the reflector for the group, but I must
admit that I
had reservations about doing so and then things kind of drifted.
You already
have one new user as a result of my mentioning the group in a
conversation
last night.

You will have seen G3XDY's mention of the new 9cm beacon. I'm
pleased to say
that when I brought my 9cm transverter out of it's 2.5 year
hibernation and
connected a small horn antenna the beacon nearly blew my socks off
even when
pointing in the other direction from the beacon site and with no
mutual
visibility. The horn is inside the shack and looks through a small
window.
These results encouraged me to try a QSO with G3LQR and I'm pleased
to
report that that was successful in spite of the antenna challenged
arrangement at my end. So, will we now see more 9cm activity as a
result of
the new beacon and the fact that a similar antenna arrangement to
GB3MHS has
been delivered to DF6NA in Wuerzburg for his 9cm beacon? I hope so.
Time
will tell, but what a fabulous band for troposcatter propagation.

73 de Sam


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gm4plm <simon@...>
 

Hi Sam

didn't know about the G8MWR reflector - not seen or hrd from Glen for
a long time - think he still loves in coventry - my WBFM gear was
powered by all his work!

Thanks for the mention - I am sure the reflector will expand as word
gets round.

OK on the 3.4g beacon

Well I am going to be much more active next year - I have done DXCC
on 6m now (122 countrys!) and so will be looking for microwave
challenges now thats out my system! - think I will be concentrating
on the lower bands - have 23cms near sorted - LT23s plus 2 x 2c39's -
4 x 48 ele loops so shud be a good sig - 2.3 is lacking - only 1 watt
but been chasing some amps from US but nothing come of that so far -
3.4 - got 40 watts on that band - 1.2m dish - was going to build a
DK1UV feed for the dish so I can run multiple bands off one feed.
6cms - 10 watts and 1.2m - 10g - 10 watts 1.2m

I was chasing some 24g gear from the US and had two PCOM units lined
up but the guy emailed today after I asked him to take the lids off
the unit and photo them for me, to say that half the insides are
missing -seems he paid 100USD for empty space! ooppps!

So... hope to be a bit more active - Dave GM4WLL will prob be joining
me too.

If someone has some spare 24g gear I'll get on and activate it! Peter
PHO has given me some tips for sites so will be looking at that over
the winter too!

I fancied some 23cms EME but will have to wait until I get the dish
sorted.

Maybe chat on 9cms sometime soon!

regards

Simon GM4PLM



--- In ukmicrowaves@y..., "Sam Jewell" <jewell@b...> wrote:
Hi Simon,
well, I believe there is or was a reflector set up by G8MWR some
time ago. I
rarely if ever saw references to it and don't know if it was ever
widely
used. I was supposed to get in touch with Glenn to see if the UK
Microwave
Group could adopt it as the reflector for the group, but I must
admit that I
had reservations about doing so and then things kind of drifted.
You already
have one new user as a result of my mentioning the group in a
conversation
last night.

You will have seen G3XDY's mention of the new 9cm beacon. I'm
pleased to say
that when I brought my 9cm transverter out of it's 2.5 year
hibernation and
connected a small horn antenna the beacon nearly blew my socks off
even when
pointing in the other direction from the beacon site and with no
mutual
visibility. The horn is inside the shack and looks through a small
window.
These results encouraged me to try a QSO with G3LQR and I'm pleased
to
report that that was successful in spite of the antenna challenged
arrangement at my end. So, will we now see more 9cm activity as a
result of
the new beacon and the fact that a similar antenna arrangement to
GB3MHS has
been delivered to DF6NA in Wuerzburg for his 9cm beacon? I hope so.
Time
will tell, but what a fabulous band for troposcatter propagation.

73 de Sam


SAM JEWELL
 

Hi Simon,
well, I believe there is or was a reflector set up by G8MWR some time ago. I
rarely if ever saw references to it and don't know if it was ever widely
used. I was supposed to get in touch with Glenn to see if the UK Microwave
Group could adopt it as the reflector for the group, but I must admit that I
had reservations about doing so and then things kind of drifted. You already
have one new user as a result of my mentioning the group in a conversation
last night.

You will have seen G3XDY's mention of the new 9cm beacon. I'm pleased to say
that when I brought my 9cm transverter out of it's 2.5 year hibernation and
connected a small horn antenna the beacon nearly blew my socks off even when
pointing in the other direction from the beacon site and with no mutual
visibility. The horn is inside the shack and looks through a small window.
These results encouraged me to try a QSO with G3LQR and I'm pleased to
report that that was successful in spite of the antenna challenged
arrangement at my end. So, will we now see more 9cm activity as a result of
the new beacon and the fact that a similar antenna arrangement to GB3MHS has
been delivered to DF6NA in Wuerzburg for his 9cm beacon? I hope so. Time
will tell, but what a fabulous band for troposcatter propagation.

73 de Sam


gm4plm <simon@...>
 

--- In ukmicrowaves@y..., "Sam Jewell" <jewell@b...> wrote:
Hi Simon,
well I subscribe to the Tom Williams reflector and find that most
useful. I
wondered how long before someone would (seriouisly) take to do the
same
here. I think it will fill a long held need. Congratulations on
setting it
up.

73 de Sam

Hi Sam

Well I sat wondering if someone already set one up and I was missing
something, but then realised actually no one had! Maybe thats been
the problem! And to be honest it took all of 30 mins to set up the
group as I wanted as the admin. But as I said I don't intend to
interfere (unless things start getting nasty!) but just let it run.
Hopefully people will join in as time goes on, it will take time to
get the word out. So far in 2 days we have 22 members and I am sure
that will rise after the weekend's activity.

I also subscribe to the US microwave reflector and there are some
regular UK names on there too so it made sense to have a UK version.

What worried me most was that things are happening in the UK and
people are missing the info/news/for sales etc and that is a shame.
We have some seriously clever and advanced microwavers in the UK but
everyone seems to be doing their own thing and there seems to be lack
of a focal point for whats going on.

So that was the idea - it should be useful and so far I have been
encouraged that it will do so.

I just can't believe no one got round to doing this before!

I used Peter PHO's email list for the first round of invites and if
you don't see anyone on here you think would be interested in it then
please let them know the address where to find it. I am not sure if
having to have a yahoo acct puts some people off. It shouldn't. I
never receive anything from Yahoo unsolicited unlike MS!

I will publicse the address in the next set of newsletters and
hopefully that will also encourage some activity.

thanks for the support!

(still looking for that dish !)

regards

Simon GM4PLM


SAM JEWELL
 

Hi Simon,
well I subscribe to the Tom Williams reflector and find that most useful. I
wondered how long before someone would (seriouisly) take to do the same
here. I think it will fill a long held need. Congratulations on setting it
up.

73 de Sam

----- Original Message -----
From: "gm4plm" <simon@creoch.freeserve.co.uk>
To: <ukmicrowaves@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2002 8:26 PM
Subject: [ukmicrowaves] Re: GB3MHX



Thanks Sam

I will add that to the next columns.

Good to have you on board here!

regards

Simon GM4PLM


--- In ukmicrowaves@y..., "g4ddk" <jewell@b...> wrote:
Hi folks,
I am pleased to announce that GB3MHX (10368.830MHz) located in
JO02PB, Martlesham, returned to service ealier today (26th
September)
with an increase in output power to 0.5W into the antenna. This
should make the beacon more suited to rainscatter propagation
monitoring. The frequency of the beacon has also been reset to the
correct frequency. It was about 8kHz high after more than 5 years
of
non-resetting (crystal aging). The new frequency was measured to
be
800Hz low of .830. Normal diurnal cycling in the tower room will
cause the beacon to settle about .830, but further crystal aging
will
mean resetting again in about 12 months or so.

There will be further news of a new beacon at Martlesham later
from
one of the G4MRS team.

regards

Sam


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gm4plm <simon@...>
 

Thanks Sam

I will add that to the next columns.

Good to have you on board here!

regards

Simon GM4PLM


--- In ukmicrowaves@y..., "g4ddk" <jewell@b...> wrote:
Hi folks,
I am pleased to announce that GB3MHX (10368.830MHz) located in
JO02PB, Martlesham, returned to service ealier today (26th
September)
with an increase in output power to 0.5W into the antenna. This
should make the beacon more suited to rainscatter propagation
monitoring. The frequency of the beacon has also been reset to the
correct frequency. It was about 8kHz high after more than 5 years
of
non-resetting (crystal aging). The new frequency was measured to
be
800Hz low of .830. Normal diurnal cycling in the tower room will
cause the beacon to settle about .830, but further crystal aging
will
mean resetting again in about 12 months or so.

There will be further news of a new beacon at Martlesham later
from
one of the G4MRS team.

regards

Sam


SAM JEWELL
 

Hi folks,
I am pleased to announce that GB3MHX (10368.830MHz) located in
JO02PB, Martlesham, returned to service ealier today (26th September)
with an increase in output power to 0.5W into the antenna. This
should make the beacon more suited to rainscatter propagation
monitoring. The frequency of the beacon has also been reset to the
correct frequency. It was about 8kHz high after more than 5 years of
non-resetting (crystal aging). The new frequency was measured to be
800Hz low of .830. Normal diurnal cycling in the tower room will
cause the beacon to settle about .830, but further crystal aging will
mean resetting again in about 12 months or so.

There will be further news of a new beacon at Martlesham later from
one of the G4MRS team.

regards

Sam