Monday, November 27, 2006

eme and winter

with the harshness of winter coming on I have decided to leave most eme ops till spring when I should be with full moon tacking and another band or 2 to use

Monday, August 21, 2006

update from the Budget dept

while money does not grow on trees it does indeed grow in them here in the copper country

afte r getting another check for our wood I decided (after consulting the budget dept KD8CTL) to aquire a set of yeaseu rotors the g-5500 and later either the yeasue controler or some other model that and another 13b2 ought to make EME easier and left me of the horizon where I can be jammed

Sunday, August 06, 2006

well it sseems for now you win oh Jammer

having not yet the resources to bypass the jamming I will largely cease furth Moon bounce work although I have to best of belief acchived it on 4 seperate QSO's and then certain folks deciding that they did not approve decided to break FCC and set up a bot that answers my cq calls with false responses

as I posted when I started I knew I might not make it but was going to try

I knew I might this time although frankly I never considered that the reason I would fail would be jamming. OTOH I havemade a QSO (SSB) over a geat distanceto what I though was possible it full of satic but the single 13b2 can be mounted for better use in torppo and will be and next year likely joined by another and an abilty to aim the attennas better

right now my staion can likely make a sked if the sked involves work split, the jammer is working but sensing my sginal and fillingn my transmit freq with RF so I can't hear real echos or tell them from his faked replies but the jamming is coinfined to my TX freq I have worked a split qso near moonset and I knwo that contact was valid as we took pains to make sure, as QSLing viathe buro system takes awhile it will be a while before I can prove it but I KNOW I have the at least 1 EME contact

I hope you are satifed with your handy work

drop me a line for a sked and plan on working split if youask for one

Friday, August 04, 2006

amazing what ham will do

You have been taken in by the oldest scam in ham radio. Your logs
mean nothing because you never did moonbounce after all and just
talked to a guy with a 100 mw qrp rig somewheres nearby. We are all
laughing at you.
from rrap

Thursday, August 03, 2006

todays catch 3 aug 2006

only worked a bit had errands and band morning'
w0hrg em 30 (29 at qrz 0219
ve4aaz en19 0258
kd9xo dn41 0306
oz2eez jo45 0345 Denmark
thought i would ajave estonia too with es6lbn ko37 0345 but could not complete the contact
dl9mcc jn58 0355

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

taday catch 2 aug 2006

VE3DEW FN04 2140 (a dup
9a2mk jn75 2157 croatia
yu5zz fk60 2241serbia
w4rdi el96 2318
n9ab en52 2331
k4eme fm08 2333
k2lmp fn31 2353
oh9o kp12 0013 finland
ua4api lo20 0107
g0ruz zo93 0203
ve3dss fn03 0241
pa0bat jo31 0247
ua6lgh kn97 0252
k7lnp dn 30 (qrzsay dn 40) 0306

Monday, July 31, 2006

41 contacts 16 new DXCC
t98chr jn84 16.39 144.111 BOSINIA
sp7dcs jo90 16.42 POLAND
ut5er jn78 1651 ukriane
zs6wab kg46 18.01 South Africa
f5mzn in87 18.13 france
ul7tz mn 52 18.04 Uzbekistan
vk3ot qf12 19.07 AU
ct1dnk in59 19.13 Port
9a1ceu jn75 19.25 Coratia
ke7nr dm33 19.28
w7id dn13 19.36
ru1a kp40 1947
un8ba mo51 19.55 Kazakhstan
vp2mis fk86 2017
i5wbe jn53 2023
z3ob km01 2035 Macdonia
ve3dew fn04 2049
rx1as k059 2055
in3her jn56 2105
ly2aam ko06 2126 LITHUANIA
vk3amz qf22 2134
ly2gg ko25 2147
wa9fwd en53 2158
dk1ko jo53 2218
f6ctq jn15 2227
f4apx jn23 2300
df3ru jn59 2310
f1afj 2324
n6tx fn11 2346
ja6ahb pm53 0003 Japan
sm2bya kp07 0058 sweden
eb1dnk in62 0105 spain
nq2o fn13 0120
df6yl jo31 0132
oa4blc pm65 0155 peru
w4dri em75 0215
yo5kav km16 0222
kb9dur jn460238
c4n km64 0313
k1jt fn20 .0315 (the author of the jt65b software
dl1ggt jn58 0320

Saturday, July 29, 2006

todays log

wa6zky cm98
in3twx jn56 144.116
ra3le ko64 2255144.116
ut4eq kn78 2318 144.12
ku3t fn20
yo5te kn16 2344 144.139
lz1ag kn22 23 48 144.139bulgaria
w0rry em25 23 53
k2dg fn13 00:07
iw1cgb jn35 0038 144.111
ik5jwg jn52 0034
k1uhf fn31 0057
iv3hwt jn65 0104
k5jl em15 145 144.118
ru1aa kp48 202
3m4vqp 0210 144.111
dl8ebw jo31 0315
wa6kbl cm97 .319

theory is week day op better timing for the small staion?

had scatering of contact through the week nothing this weekend so far
nothing readable could it be there are too many signals for the little to get on weekends?

we shall see butIam wondering

Friday, July 28, 2006

well somebody lied to me

not that I mind but the suggestion without muchablity to aline the anttena I would be limited to moon rise and moonset was not entirely accurate

it is easier to to work moonset but from 45N it seem you can work by just pointing south as I have been doing it

making fairly good contacts

day time lunacy?

9h1es jn75 23:23 utc Malta
k5gw em13 23:54
ok1und jo60 23:54 cz
g4kuv io94 0:22
oh2axh kp20 0;26

heard 2 other staion but I have poor calls on them not sure what to do about them
jh1xuj 22:54
and w0rwh em39 at 2320

Thursday, July 27, 2006

tonight's Lunacy

12 possible contact they were fast and furious tonight did someone have an EME contest I did not kno w about I turnon the radio on the freq I park on and had a staion Calling ME by call before I even called CQ nation recieved
dl7aka jo62 1:01 144.111 was calling ME as I turned stuff on
DK4TG jo 31 1.27 144.114
w6te dmo6 1.48 144.111 not certain of this one
yu7aa jn97 1.53
dl3sas jn48 2:08
w7tvf dm26 2:11
rx3px ko84 2.16
sm2ekm kp05 2:19
i6wid jn 73 2:24
n9xg en60 2:28
lu8edr gf05 2:34
ve3dew fno4 2:49
pa3fpq jo23 2:53

one night 3 contacts

rv3iq ko87 1:48 utc
pa3cob jo 32 2:04 utc
hb9hli jn37 2:19 utc
the last 2 like the other hollander from last night all have websities lising EME as amoug the abilities of the their stations

I am almost to point of asking what is wrong here ? Isn't this supposed to be hard?

Important lession do not always accept the fist decode of the ping hit decode again a few more the Rv3iq staion emegered from that proccees which started with a decode of "R O" which I thought meant get me but not quite thre or ten decode later emerged the porper signal and he answered back to mywith my call and his and his grid all very exciting and all putting the human factor in the mix which you might worry about being missing

I certainly have NEVER had this kind of fun in Ham radio before. EME seems to be a very good investment measured in fun to cost and efoort for my station

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

contact number 2

pa2v jo 22 920 edt time

Monday, July 24, 2006

some notes digtial bandplans for vhf list eham fdigtal fourm

DIGITAL BAND(guide..not official)
PLAN FOR VHF/UHF This is NOT an official band plan but a guide for most"normal" digital activity and areas will vary indifferent places so please use common courtesy and ifyou are unsure ask local operators and orlisten.....but never run digital on the SSB/CW callingfrequencies or the EME subbands
6 Meters CW/SSB/Digital 50.060-50.080 CW Beacons (unattended sub-band) see: <" target=_blank>> 50.080-50.100 CW QSO's
50.100-50.125 DX Window
50.110 DX Calling Frequency
50.125 North American SSB Calling Frequency
50.133-50.430 Voice Nets see:<" target=_blank>>
50.255 FSK441 lower practical limit for most QSO's 50.260
FSK441 Calling Frequency
50.285 FSK441 upper practical limit for most QSO's
50.290 SSB PSK31
50.291 BEACONet^31 (with +1500hz PSK audio)
50.300 or 50.700 RTTY?
6 Meters 50.680 SSTV
2 Meters CW/SSB/Digital
144.00-144.05 EME (CW)
144.05-144.06 Propagation beacons (old band plan)
144.06-144.10 General CW and weak signals
144.10-144.20 EME and weak-signal SSB
144.140 WSJT FSK441/JT44 calling frequency
144.110 to 144.160 WSJT FSK441 or JT44 (around thisarea)
144.131 BEACONet^31 (with +1500hz PSK audio)
144.200 National SSB calling frequency 144.20-144.30
General SSB operation, upper sideband 144.275-144.300
New beacon band 2 Meters FM Digital modes 145.500 SSTV (National SSTV Simplex FM Frequency)
145.550 FM PSK31,
Hellschreiber 70 Centimeters CW/SSB/Digital
420.00-426.00 ATV repeater or simplex with 421.25 MHzvideo carrier control links and experimental 426.00-432.00 ATV simplex with 427.250 MHz videocarrier frequency
432.00-432.07 EME (Earth-Moon-Earth)
432.07-432.08 Propagation beacons (old band plan)
Weak-signal CW 432.100 70 cm calling frequency
432.11-432.20 WSJT JT44/FSK441 ?
432.150 SSB PSK 432.10-433.00
Mixed-mode and weak-signal work 432.30-432.40
New beacon band

Sunday, July 23, 2006

it was a dark and stormy night and kb9rqz howled at the moon

and the moon howled back out of the darkness came first the worng call kb8rq then the right one kb9rqz ik7ezn jn60 ooo and the call was made conact was made at 8:35 edt 9which my pc assure 0:35 Utc 24jul 2006

Friday, July 21, 2006

well here goes

the antena is ready and the radio so on sat I will try it out on a random matter and beigin efforts to set up a sked whic h likely does have a better chance of suceeding by i will conties efforts while wiroking that out

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

a spoke in the wheel

was assembling my antenna for EME the refelctor was found to be defective we shall see what crushcraft has to dsay about its warrenty tomarrow

Thursday, June 29, 2006

new step completed digtalinterfaced installed and test

have conducted succefful test of Digtail interface and tested ability to transmit and receive digtal modes

kb9rqz prepares to howl at the moon

moved post from mainblog
Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Kb9rqz howls at the moon?
well not exactly howls but Working on setting 2 m eme (moon bounce station) be niceto take something like that to Feild day but I doubt i'll get quite that far this year