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Re: Raising the "F" layer?

Bernie <kf4fhs@...>
 

OK Guys, I think with your help, I've got my problem worked out.
Now let me see if I've got this right, I mount my rotor upside down, then
drill the connector and install a cotter pin and crimp the connector with
vice grips for added security, and always make sure I turn the rotor to the
right.
Now, as Don pointed out that the natural twist, after a few hours of
operation, will make the antenna circularly polorized, seems to me like
somewhere that I heard that the folks who talk through them satellites all
use circularly polorized setups, so I'll be able to work PSK31 through the
Birds. Man, I'm gettin really excited about all this, I can't wait to get an
EQSL from the International Space Station !

Thanks & 73,
Bernie / KF4FHS


Call change

Jeff Baker <jjbaker@...>
 

I thought I might let the 070 guys know I have changed my call from
kg4enr to wu4o. I figure you might want to change it on the website if
you get a chance.

Thanks
Jeff Baker WU4O


Velocity factor

radioguy@...
 

When performing all those enhancements with coax and fittings, don't
forget to avoid sharp turns in the coax. I had a sharp turn where the
coax leaves the house, and finally noticed a small hole on the outside of
the bend. I guess with that near-speed-of-light RF velocity, some of the
RF could not make the turn at that speed and exited the coax right into
the basement air. That could explain my poor showing in the last contest.

Ken KF8OR
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Re: Great People

ny2u@...
 

In a message dated 04/05/2002 11:13:43 AM Eastern Standard Time, kf4fhs@... writes:


Hello Gang,

On a little more serious note, I would like to Thank each and every one of
the 070 Group for being the great bunch of people that you are.
On this list we are able to have fun with each other without fear of being
flamed, or some grumpy person complaining about getting a few too many
e-mails that don't conform to their way of thinking. I subscribe to several
lists, and it seems like most of them always have some kind of a conflict or
disagreement going on, but you don't find that with the 070 club. It's nice
to find a little piece of the internet that is still enjoyable.
 Again, Thanks to everyone for letting this list be what our hobby is
supposed to be, FUN !!

        73, Bernie / KF4FHS



Hello Bernie, KF4FHS:

You no there is more to your story too! Yes, there is. You see it's times like this when we all feel good about ourselves and the way we conduct on-line messages. All too often we do see way too much "hate mail" and folks every where correcting one anotther in a rude fashion. But here, we receive compliments from TRUE HAMS like yourself that take the extra few minutes to tell all of us, "you're doing a good job!" That's something we NEVER see enough of on ANY of these news groups! And I agree, the 070 Club runs an excellent new group, on that every member can be extremly pround of!

73 de NY2U "Mr.Bill"


Re: Call change

ny2u@...
 

In a message dated 04/05/2002 10:42:39 AM Eastern Standard Time, jjbaker@... writes:


thought I might let the 070 guys know I have changed my call from
kg4enr to wu4o. I figure you might want to change it on the website if
you get a chance.

Thanks
Jeff Baker WU4O




Hello Jeff, WU4O:
I'd like to congratulate you on the excellent new call. It's always had to give that first one up butt man, I like this one very much! Hope to hear you on-the-air real soon!

73 de NY2U "Mr.Bill"


Re: Raising the "F" layer?

K4FBP
 

Yes Bernie...I had that same problem, but I solved it by drilling through
the connector and placing a small cotter-pin straight through to prevent the
unscrewing, thereby allowing the coax to twist. After 4 hours of operation,
the coax had enough twist in it to return the vertical to several previous
headings, thereby giving me a circular polarized signal on any band....
73, Don
K4FBP

-----Original Message-----
From: Bernie [mailto:kf4fhs@hotmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2002 9:38 PM
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [070] Raising the "F" layer?


Hey Don,

I'm glad to see that you have some experience with using a rotator with a
vertical, I need some technical advice.
I've tried using the same setup as you, but mine keeps unscrewing the coax
off my vertical every time I turn the rotator. You got any suggestions on
how to fix this ?

73, Bernie / KF4FHS


Re: Raising the "F" layer?

AA8QQJMauch@...
 

Bernie,
You just got to use a pair of Vise Grips to turn the PL259 into a sort of
crimp connector.
de AA8QQ - Jay


Re: Raising the "F" layer?

Bernie <kf4fhs@...>
 

Now why didn't I think of that guys. Ain't it funny how something that can
seem so complicated, be so simple.

Thanks So Much, & 73,
Bernie / KF4FHS

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---------------------------------------------
Bernie -

I know you didn't ask me, but I feel I owe you something for your
wonderful suggestions about power combining my radios.

Simply turn the rotator upside down. That way the coax connection
will be tightened, not loosened!

Steve
W3HF
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------

Bernie, you will need to do what I did; namely rotate it only to the
right. That way the coax connector stays tight, and won't fall off.

73,

Dick


Re: Raising the "F" layer?

Dick Thompson <wb0dul@...>
 

Bernie, you will need to do what I did; namely rotate it only to the right.  That way the coax connector stays tight, and won't fall off. 
 
73,
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Bernie
To: 070@...
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2002 7:38 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Raising the "F" layer?

Hey Don,

  I'm glad to see that you have some experience with using a rotator with a
vertical, I need some technical advice.
  I've tried using the same setup as you, but mine keeps unscrewing the coax
off my vertical every time I turn the rotator. You got any suggestions on
how to fix this ?

73, Bernie / KF4FHS

----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Adamson"
To: <070@...>
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2002 11:49 AM
Subject: RE: [070] Raising the "F" layer?


> I have been reading about hooking 3-One K amps together, and the use of a
> fluorescent lamp for a "broad-band" antenna. I must get in on this! I have
a
> Gap Challenger Vertical for sale, complete with rotator....Hardware was
used
> in last year's Field Day...
>
> 73,
> Don, K4FBP



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Re: Raising the "F" layer?

Steve W3HF
 

Hey Don,

I'm glad to see that you have some experience with using a rotator
with a vertical, I need some technical advice.
I've tried using the same setup as you, but mine keeps unscrewing
the coax off my vertical every time I turn the rotator. You got any
suggestions on how to fix this ?

73, Bernie / KF4FHS
Bernie -

I know you didn't ask me, but I feel I owe you something for your
wonderful suggestions about power combining my radios.

Simply turn the rotator upside down. That way the coax connection
will be tightened, not loosened!

Steve
W3HF


Re: Raising the "F" layer?

Bernie <kf4fhs@...>
 

Hey Don,

I'm glad to see that you have some experience with using a rotator with a
vertical, I need some technical advice.
I've tried using the same setup as you, but mine keeps unscrewing the coax
off my vertical every time I turn the rotator. You got any suggestions on
how to fix this ?

73, Bernie / KF4FHS

----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Adamson" <don.adamson@globecastna.com>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2002 11:49 AM
Subject: RE: [070] Raising the "F" layer?


I have been reading about hooking 3-One K amps together, and the use of a
fluorescent lamp for a "broad-band" antenna. I must get in on this! I have
a
Gap Challenger Vertical for sale, complete with rotator....Hardware was
used
in last year's Field Day...

73,
Don, K4FBP


Jim's GAZETTE #119

N3DQU@...
 

Jim's GAZETTE
Newsletter #119
5 April 2002

Please feel free to forward this newsletter to any
and all interested parties, or to reproduce it in
any other publication. All we ask is that you give
credit where it is due.

LONG NOTES: Remote . . . It happens! A note from
Joe G3ZCZ describes his operation from a remote
station in Virginia as W4/G3ZCZ making 15 contacts
during the last Phone Sweepstakes. But, surprise, he
was operating from Adelaide, Australia. Now this is
getting interesting! Next RTTY test, maybe we'll
have AA5AU in a duck blind running his rig at home
and Joe operating a W4 for a ZK location, or vice
versa. What fun.

We all know DX takes careful planning. For example,
on 24 March about 1908Z, I turned on the rig and
fired up 15M PSK. The cursor came up about a quarter
of an inch away from a solid trace on the waterfall.
From force of habit I look at the closest trace
first so I jumped to it and the screen printed '#OX
qrz.' Curious, I stayed right there. Then came the
next line 'GYYYY de XROX 599' and I quickly double
clicked the callsign to get it in the right box in
DigiPan and clicked 'Call3' at the very next
opportunity. I had to wait a few minutes, made the
call and scored for my 106th country on PSK. After
my contact, there were two or three others, then
XR0X started calling CQ. I counted seven repeats of
the call before the next station showed up.

So much for careful planning. A pirate, I thought
and said so to several Email friends. Then word came
that the XR0X complete logs were posted at
www.cordell.org/SFX. Still doubting that such a big
operation would stoop to PSK, I typed in my call.
Bang! I made it on 15M along with 224 other contacts
by the PSK gang. Now, that doesn't seem a very big
slice out of the 68,910 Q's made by that operation,
but it obviously reflects a small but growing
interest in DX chasing in this newest mode. RTTY
accounted for 3053 contacts, so combined digital
accounted for something less than five per cent of
the total. And we wonder (see below) why RTTY is not
too high on the DXpedition's list of priorities.

Oh, the QSL manager is John N7QQQ. Send a
contribution and a card/SASE to John Kennon, PO Box
31553, Laughlin, NV 89028.

Dayton---the dates are sneaking up on us. You do
need reservations so get busy. Get to
www.rttyjournal.com and click Dayton 2002. Then
follow the instructions. It should be interesting.
Frank N2FF is going to lead the Saturday morning
RTTY Forum again and I have a hunch the discussion
will soon lead to a favorite subject. Oh, you can
vote for or against SO2R at www.contesting.com
(Scroll down to 'survey.') but that's not nearly as
much fun as debating it in a big crowd. Join in!

Someone suggested that I had changed Phil's callsign
in NL#118 from GU0SUP to GU0SOP. While it was the
first mistake I've ever made, I rather liked the SOP
suffix and am surprised that Phil didn't follow
through with the appropriate authorities and make
the change. Maybe next year.

There appears to be a bit of a scramble over who's
in charge of the Anatolian RTTY contest. I surely
will not judge the case, but TA9J clams that the May
17-18 contest web site is at
www.qsl.net.ta7j/anatolian.htm and that he, Ismail,
is manager of the effort. Time will tell.

Nice note from LZ2MP. Unfortunately my answer to him
bounced. (If you receive this edition of the
Newsletter, Milen, please give me a better address.)
He's active in the LZ2K contest club but hasn't been
on the air otherwise. He promises to be back soon. I
hope so.

A futile hope perhaps, but will there be digital
modes from Cham Island in Vietnam soon? Check
www3.ocn.ne.jp/~iota/newpage25.htm for information.

Steve K4CJX, after discussions with Steve Ford (QST
Editor) and Paul Rinaldo W4RI about where the wide
band modes should go, sent out a summary of his
findings to all the PMBO's of the world (that's
Pactor Mail Boxes). As I read the document, and I'm
no lawyer, the news boils down to this: 1) the FCC
in the US considers digitized voice just another
form of SSB and assigns its use to the SSB space on
the bands and 2) Paul thinks that Pactor III should
use the space below the phone bands as 'we see fit,'
and operate above 14060 as a semi-automatic mode,
calling this space essentially 'unused.'

Paul plans on presenting a 'more dynamic' approach
to allocation at the next TAPR conference in August.
Subsequently, he will present this new idea to the
ARRL Directors for the second time. I cannot judge
his proposal in advance but hope and trust that his
concept will be built around the philosophy
propounded by Peter G3PLX. If not, we are clearly
headed for another one of those pointless,
destructive battles over who owns what frequency.

Steve's last paragraph states that the Winlink
Development Team will study Pactor III's role on the
bands and find a solution that 'will do the least
harm and the most good.' We can only applaud that
approach.

But there are too much left unsaid here. 'Below the
phone bands as we see fit,' is not exactly a precise
definition of a solution. Perhaps we can be a bit
more precise. If Pactor III is placed below 14.101,
those big signals will do more damage than a
lightning strike. We can only hope that Vic Poor
W5SMM's endorsement of Peter's long-range, logical
view will prevail.

In the meantime, there has been some fun visible on
the reflectors . . . for a change. The Parody Island
DXpedition, a figment of an active imagination blew
into a major comedy. Don AA5AU is the sponsor, guru,
team leader and grand marshal of the large group
migrating to Parody. This island is midway between
Texas and Mexico in the Gulf and, since it was only
recently discovered, falls into the 'new country'
category of the ARRL. All of the gory details are
available on Don's website at www.aa5au.com. Click
Parody Island in the lower right hand corner of the
first screen and discover the magic of this tropical
paradise.

After reading all the details, you might get the
idea that this operation is aiming a great deal of
venom at those DXpeditions who seemingly favor the
SSB and CW modes at the expense of the more glorious
and deserving digital modes. While I can't imagine
where this idea might have come from, nothing could
be further from the truth. It is quite clear that
Parody will strive to balance their efforts in a
most equitable fashion. In fact, it's so equitable,
if you succeed in working them on SSB you will have
achieved something roughly equal to climbing Mount
Everest!

The selfless volunteers accompanying Don on this
hazardous journey desire to share their talents with
those who deserve a contact with this latest
addition to the DXCC country list. Just ask folks
like W2UP, GU0SUP, JA1BHK, W1MAG, etc, how strongly
they feel about this effort. Why they won't even
accept contributions to defray their expenses!

What else can we say but GOOD LUCK, BON VOYAGE, GOOD
DX!!!

73 de Jim N2HOS


Mackrel Keys"?????

ebruchac@...
 

Heck, down here in the South,we program our Makrel Keys just for the Hallibut.....

Ed N4ZUM
Birmingham,AL


Re: Raising the "F" layer?

K4FBP
 

I have been reading about hooking 3-One K amps together, and the use of a
fluorescent lamp for a "broad-band" antenna. I must get in on this! I have a
Gap Challenger Vertical for sale, complete with rotator....Hardware was used
in last year's Field Day...

73,
Don, K4FBP

-----Original Message-----
From: AA8QQJMauch@aol.com [mailto:AA8QQJMauch@aol.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2002 10:00 AM
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [070] Raising the "F" layer?


If we was really smart, we'd all be real nice to N3DQU and ask him to get
out
his "propagation equipment?" to help us out.
de AA8QQ


Re: Mackrel Keys"?????

N3DQU@...
 

In a message dated 4/4/2002 5:50:35 PM Eastern Standard Time, ebruchac@... writes:


Heck, down here in the South,we program our Makrel Keys just for the Hallibut.....

Ed N4ZUM
Birmingham,AL


   BWAH-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!.....


Re: Raising the "F" layer?

n0bhc
 


Don,
  You might want to hang on to the rotators.  It is really important to get the azimuth and elevation correct when running that much power on the vertical.

Bob, N0BHC


Re: TARA Rumble on 6 meters (Was: Rumble Att aboy)

Costas Krallis SV1XV <sv1xv@...>
 

So, the idea is to keep an eye on six meters propagation
and call CQ now and then. I would suggest that all stations
with 6 meters capabilities call on 50290-50293 kHz, 10
minutes past the hour, every hour of the contest,
until we get an opening.

Although I think it is a good idea to try PSK31 on 6 Meters
as well I think it is very unfair to count 6 Meter contacts
for the rumble as well as 160 Meters contacts ...
Well, everything is "unfair" in radio contesting and each
operator must do with what he has available. For me, 50 MHz
is the only band where I can have a proper high gain antenna,
while on 14 MHz I have a background noise level of S7. At
the same time, there are 3-5 other nearby stations participating
in the contest on 21 and 28 MHz and blocking my receiver AGC.

BTW, the time required to have 5 QSOs and 2 multipliers on
50 MHz could be used by another station for 20 QSOs and
5 multipliers on 21 MHz.




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Re: 070 Club rule change

WB5NHL
 

To All

Nico, V51/ZS4NS currently on 21,070 1700 HZ
at 2200 UTC. This is days earlier operation than
posted on DX bulletins.


Re: Raising the "F" layer?

AA8QQJMauch@...
 

If we was really smart, we'd all be real nice to N3DQU and ask him to get out
his "propagation equipment?" to help us out.
de AA8QQ


Re: TARA Rumble on 6 meters

AA8QQJMauch@...
 

Anyone interested,
I have one PSK QSO on 6 meters (with N3XC I think). If anyone, anywhere
wants to give another a try, let me know. I've got a 6 el quad (albeit no 3
kW linear, hi) on 6m just waiting for a PSK signal to show up on 50.290.
73,
Jay - AA8QQ