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