|Datum: 6. 9. 2018 16:23:31
Předmět: Working K5QE on 432 EME...
Hello to everyone in the 432 EME
This year, the ARRL September VHF Contest will be held Sept 8th and
9th. We want to work as many EME stations on 432 as possible to
increase our grid count. Please help us with this event by working us
on JT65b or CW. Thank you very much.
Any stations that we can work on 432 will certainly be a "rare" grid
for our contest. The 432 EME station antenna is 16 x 28el M2 all
Horizontal. The TX power is 950W with a tower mounted preamp. If
you are 432 EME capable, please try to work us during the contest.
We have two moon passes this time. The moon is well to the west at
the beginning of the contest. Our AZ is 206deg at 1800Z on Sat when
the contest begins. This means that there will be few if any EU
stations heard on Sat. We will look for stations in Region 2 and for
our VK, JA, and ZL friends until our moonset on Sat, which is 2400Z.
Our second moon pass begins at 1200Z on Sunday, which should be OK for
EU, except that we are in a New Moon situation. We will just have to
do the best we can...hopefully the extra sun noise will not kill us.
Check with us on the N0UK EME-1 page. We will monitor that page
whenever we are on EME.
We will be operating 432 EME on 432.080MHz always on Second Sequence.
We will call CQ whenever we can. If you only work CW on 432, please
call us on CW. If we detect a CW caller, we will immediately switch
to CW and try to work you. If you can, please try to work us on 432.
We will also be operating 2M EME on 144.142MHz, taking Second
sequence, with 8 x 18el M2. If you have 432 and 2M, please try to
work us on both bands. Thanks for that.
The new ARRL rules allow Assistance to all stations. That means that
you can look at the various Internet resources and post to them too.
Whenever we are doing EME, we will be on the N0UK EME-1 page...so you
can coordinate with us there. The EME-1 page is an extremely valuable
resource, so use it often. Remember, NO CONTACT DETAILS can be
For 432 only, we will also try to monitor the HB9Q 432 logger. If you
don’t see us on 432.080MHz or 144.142MHz, please check back
later because we may just be doing a bit of Search & Pounce or waiting
for the tropo station to finish a QSO.
Good luck to all in the contest and we hope to see you there. Thank
73 Marshall, K5QE - EM31cj
East Texas, USA