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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


Re: TARA Rumble on 6 meters

"Luděk Salač <ludek.salac@...>
 

6m - no problem for interest experiment.

Home QTH ( Lovosice, JO70AM ) : HB9CV antenna
Contest QTH ( Louny, JO60VI ) : long Yagi system

+ IC746, max 100 W

73, Ludek OK1VSL


Raising the "F" layer?

J. Ken Wirsing <radioguy@...>
 

Perhaps if we could clone enough of those 5 kw indestructable amps,
we could heat the atmosphere before the contest to get the MUF at
a high level. I am thinking if the 5k were aimed into a long wire,
low and nonresonant except at perhaps some useless freq like
4 MHz, we could expend enough energy in the tuner and wire
to heat the atmosphere. Yes, some old light bulbs would do
in the absence of a long wire. I think I could try to load
the gutters on the house.

On a more serious note, I am ready to try PSK on 6m. I am in
Grand Rapids, MI, and give me a freq and date/time.
(Is that within the rules?)

Best 73s to all.
Ken KF8OR


Re: PSK DX

Steve W3HF
 

Bernie -

I had never thought of it, but I guess the way the filament is wound
in an incandescent bulb, it makes a coil that must be tricky to tune.
A broadband antenna sure sounds like a real improvement.

I'll have to give it a try. Maybe I won't even have to reset my MFJ
tuner when I switch bands. I'll be that will save me a lot of time
during the contest!

Thanks for the wonderful suggestion.

Steve

I've had really good luck using a florescent tube, they are more broad
banded, and when you transmit, they help light your shack.

73, Bernie / KF4FHS


----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen J. Melachrinos" <w3hf@arrl.net>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2002 3:59 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Re: PSK DX


Steve, makes no difference how you hook them up, just terminate in
a large light bulb, preferably a burnt-out one. Jay, KA3X
Jay -

Thanks for the suggestion. Does it matter what wattage the bulb is?

If I use a 40 watt bulb, I should get 7 dB gain, right? (My two
radios put out a total of 8 watts. 40 / 8 = 5, which is 7 dB.)

But if I use a 150 watt bulb, I should get almost 13 dB of gain.
(150 / 8 = 18.75, which is 12.7 dB.)

So I guess I should use the largest bulb I can find, to get the most
antenna gain. That must be why you say to use a "large" light bulb.

Boy, I sure appreciate all the fine technical help I get on this
mailing list. You guys are sure swell.

Steve

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Re: PSK DX

Bernie <kf4fhs@...>
 

I've had really good luck using a florescent tube, they are more broad
banded, and when you transmit, they help light your shack.

73, Bernie / KF4FHS

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen J. Melachrinos" <w3hf@arrl.net>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2002 3:59 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Re: PSK DX


Steve, makes no difference how you hook them up, just terminate in a
large light bulb, preferably a burnt-out one. Jay, KA3X
Jay -

Thanks for the suggestion. Does it matter what wattage the bulb is?

If I use a 40 watt bulb, I should get 7 dB gain, right? (My two radios
put out a total of 8 watts. 40 / 8 = 5, which is 7 dB.)

But if I use a 150 watt bulb, I should get almost 13 dB of gain. (150 /
8 = 18.75, which is 12.7 dB.)

So I guess I should use the largest bulb I can find, to get the most
antenna gain. That must be why you say to use a "large" light bulb.

Boy, I sure appreciate all the fine technical help I get on this mailing
list. You guys are sure swell.

Steve


Re: PSK DX

Steve W3HF
 

Steve, makes no difference how you hook them up, just terminate in a
large light bulb, preferably a burnt-out one. Jay, KA3X
Jay -

Thanks for the suggestion. Does it matter what wattage the bulb is?

If I use a 40 watt bulb, I should get 7 dB gain, right? (My two radios
put out a total of 8 watts. 40 / 8 = 5, which is 7 dB.)

But if I use a 150 watt bulb, I should get almost 13 dB of gain. (150 /
8 = 18.75, which is 12.7 dB.)

So I guess I should use the largest bulb I can find, to get the most
antenna gain. That must be why you say to use a "large" light bulb.

Boy, I sure appreciate all the fine technical help I get on this mailing
list. You guys are sure swell.

Steve


TARA Rumble on 6 meters (Was: Rumble Attaboy)

Costas Krallis SV1XV <sv1xv@...>
 

At 03:46 2/4/2002 -0500, you wrote:

Well, now that we know who the big guns are gonna be for the
Spring Wakeup, I just wanted to let you all know that the Rumble
Attaboy is now posted on the endorsements webpage.
Don't worry, I shall apply for this one as well... BTW
the Rumble is also on 50 MHz and I would like to have a
go with my new 5-element Yagi in PSK-31 mode. Anybody
in Europe interested for a try? What are the recommended
frequencies?

If your 070 certificate is getting filled up, send an email
to me and I will put you on the list for an endorsement
page....
Soon, Jay, after IOTA-50 and 30/30m....

73 Costas SV1XV



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Re: TARA Rumble on 6 meters (Was: Rumble Attaboy)

ny2u@...
 

In a message dated 04/02/2002 14:36:38 PM Eastern Standard Time, sv1xv@... writes:


Don't worry, I shall apply for this one as well... BTW
the Rumble is also on 50 MHz and I would like to have a
go with my new 5-element Yagi in PSK-31 mode. Anybody
in Europe interested for a try? What are the recommended
frequencies?



Hello Costas, SV1XV:

That's some pretty interesting news, you trying out 6 Meters in the upcoming TARA PSK Rumble that is! So far we haven't had anyone that I can recall enter the rumble using that band. You very well could be breaking new grounds here and I for one would LOVE to see activity on 6 Meters. I hope your message will spark others to join you. Plus, it would be nice to see the digital guru's here in the states doing the same!!

73 de NY2U "Mr.Bill"


Re: PSK DX

JHudak3rd@...
 

Steve, makes no difference how you hook them up, just terminate in a large
light bulb, preferably a burnt-out one. Jay, KA3X


Rumble Attaboy

N3DQU@...
 

Well, now that we know who the big guns are gonna be for the Spring
Wakeup, I just wanted to let you all know that the Rumble Attaboy is now
posted on the endorsements webpage. If your 070 certificate is getting filled
up, send an email to me and I will put you on the list for an endorsement
page....73 de Jay N3DQU.


Re: PSK DX

Bernie <kf4fhs@...>
 

No problem Steve, Glad to help.

If you ever need any more technical help, don't hesitate to ask. I can
usually figure out complicated problems such as the one you had pretty easy.
I got most of my training back on the farm, when I lived in Tennessee. I was
the one who did all of the repair on our electronic goat milkers.

73, Bernie / KF4FHS
PS. You're right, Sucker Circuit is probably more accurate :-)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen J. Melachrinos" <w3hf@arrl.net>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, April 01, 2002 5:56 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Re: PSK DX


Bernie -

Thanks. I knew you guys would come through for me. I can't wait to
try this out!

Gosh, I'll practically be QRO with all of eight watts!

73,
Steve
W3HF

P.S. It seems to me that in this configuration, the "splitter" is
acting more like a "sucker," sucking out the PSK-20's three watts
and pulling it along as the 817 pushes its own five watts through.
So I think we should call this the Sucker Circuit.

Steve,

You've got to use a splitter.

You put the splitter on the antenna connector of your PSK-20.
Connect the
Anetnna connector from your FT-817 to one side of the splitter and the
other side of the splitter to your antenna. When the 5 watts from your
FT-817 goes thru the PSK-20, it will take the 3 watts out with it
also. And everybody knows 5 + 3 = 8.
I figgered that all out by myself.

73, Bernie / KF4FHS


----- Original Message -----
From: "melachri" <w3hf@arrl.net>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, April 01, 2002 12:18 PM
Subject: [070] Re: PSK DX


--- In 070@y..., "Bernie" <kf4fhs@h...> wrote:
I've got three, 1kw amps I could let you have, Jay. Maybe you
could
hook 'em
up in series :-)

73, Bernie / KF4FHS
Bernie -

When you hook up amps in series, do they add like resistors (1 + 1 +
1 = 3) or capacitors (1 + 1 + 1 "=" 0.577)? I forget the rule.

I need to know, so that I can figure out how I should hook up my
three-watt PSK-20 and my five-watt FT-817 to get eight watts out.

Steve
W3HF



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Re: PSK DX

Steve W3HF
 

Bernie -

Thanks. I knew you guys would come through for me. I can't wait to
try this out!

Gosh, I'll practically be QRO with all of eight watts!

73,
Steve
W3HF

P.S. It seems to me that in this configuration, the "splitter" is
acting more like a "sucker," sucking out the PSK-20's three watts
and pulling it along as the 817 pushes its own five watts through.
So I think we should call this the Sucker Circuit.

Steve,

You've got to use a splitter.

You put the splitter on the antenna connector of your PSK-20.
Connect the
Anetnna connector from your FT-817 to one side of the splitter and the
other side of the splitter to your antenna. When the 5 watts from your
FT-817 goes thru the PSK-20, it will take the 3 watts out with it
also. And everybody knows 5 + 3 = 8.
I figgered that all out by myself.

73, Bernie / KF4FHS


----- Original Message -----
From: "melachri" <w3hf@arrl.net>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, April 01, 2002 12:18 PM
Subject: [070] Re: PSK DX


--- In 070@y..., "Bernie" <kf4fhs@h...> wrote:
I've got three, 1kw amps I could let you have, Jay. Maybe you
could
hook 'em
up in series :-)

73, Bernie / KF4FHS
Bernie -

When you hook up amps in series, do they add like resistors (1 + 1 +
1 = 3) or capacitors (1 + 1 + 1 "=" 0.577)? I forget the rule.

I need to know, so that I can figure out how I should hook up my
three-watt PSK-20 and my five-watt FT-817 to get eight watts out.

Steve
W3HF



Re: PSK DX

Bernie <kf4fhs@...>
 

Steve,

You've got to use a splitter.

You put the splitter on the antenna connector of your PSK-20. Connect the
Anetnna connector from your FT-817 to one side of the splitter and the other
side of the splitter to your antenna. When the 5 watts from your FT-817 goes
thru the PSK-20, it will take the 3 watts out with it also. And everybody
knows 5 + 3 = 8.
I figgered that all out by myself.

73, Bernie / KF4FHS

----- Original Message -----
From: "melachri" <w3hf@arrl.net>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, April 01, 2002 12:18 PM
Subject: [070] Re: PSK DX


--- In 070@y..., "Bernie" <kf4fhs@h...> wrote:
I've got three, 1kw amps I could let you have, Jay. Maybe you could
hook 'em
up in series :-)

73, Bernie / KF4FHS
Bernie -

When you hook up amps in series, do they add like resistors (1 + 1 +
1 = 3) or capacitors (1 + 1 + 1 "=" 0.577)? I forget the rule.

I need to know, so that I can figure out how I should hook up my
three-watt PSK-20 and my five-watt FT-817 to get eight watts out.

Steve
W3HF



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