I should have flagged this up earlier ( thanks Andreas for the reminder). July 31st – August 1st is the 13cm activity weekend
The idea of the Activity Weekends is to get all those with capability on a specific microwave band to come on and make QSOs, run tests for those needing signals, test new feeds, preamps etc. No pressure, no scoring, use the reflector, use any mode, just be active on the band and make QSOs.
If you can make a measurement of sun noise and, if possible, moon noise levels and send them to me I will compile a G/T vs dish diameter chart like those for 6 and 9cm in recent newsletters.
I hope to be active through quite a lot of the weekend.
73 GL Peter G3LTF
6m dish and 250W
Profonds Regrets! Very sad news again.
I vividly recall his unique hand key CW, our first Q in Oct '78 and our
enjoyable personal meetings.
My sympathies and condolences to his family.
RIP cher Philippe!
So sorry to hear this news. Philippe was one of my first contacts on 23cm and shortly afterwards, when I mentioned I had a feed for 13cm but only a low power PA, he persuaded me to try it and we had a contact for my first EME QSO on the band!
Fondly remembered from Cambridge EME 2012. A fine gentleman.
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This is very sad new indeed, a great loss to the EME community. I first worked Phillipe on 70 cm in 1980 and of course he always had a wonderful EME signal on all bands.
I have fond memories of him from the EME conferences.
Please send my sincere condolences to his family
Au revoir mon cher ami
I have been asked to pass on the very sad news that our good friend Philippe, F2TU, passed away this morning. Many of you will remember that he suffered terrible injuries in a fall while changing his dish feeds in September 2012 and has now eventually succumbed.
Philippe was one of the greats of EME from the early days, very active on the UHF and microwave bands, an experimenter and an excellent engineer, always with a big signal on CW and SSB and a regular attendee at the conferences. He has been missed by us all since that awful accident, which made many of us review how we worked on our dishes.
RIP my dear friend, our condolences to Marie Therese and the family.
73 Peter G3LTF
Your client must not be a ham!
You are an honest and generous person, the products have high quality in relation to their price.
The truth is that paying by means other than PayPal is something very expensive for the rest of the world, including myself.
The 144MHz LNAs that I still use today, I could only buy them when a friend of hers published them and accepted PayPal!
Keep taking care of yourself!
De: Moon-net En nombre de PeteM via Moon-net
Enviado el: lunes, 26 de julio de 2021 19:34
Para: Moon <moon-net(a)mailman.pe1itr.com>; vhfcontesting(a)contesting.com
Asunto: Re: [Moon-Net] [test-equip-trader] More power dividers.
The person i made these for now tells me he does not trust that i will not take paypal. He is affraid i will not ship.
Therefore i now have the following power dividers for sale. Ones for him and othets i made.
1 pc 50MHz, 2 port, 1/4 wave , Nfm conns, SWR… 1.06, Alum and Brass tube… legal limit, weather tight. $130+ ship
1 pc 144 MHz , 2 port, 1/4 wave , Nfm conns, SWR… 1.09, Alum and Brass tube… legal limit, weather tight. $75+ ship
1 pc 144 MHz , 4 port, 1/4 wave , Nfm conns, SWR… 1.09, Alum and Brass tube… legal limit, weather tight. $90+ ship
1 pc 144 MHz , 6 port, 1/2 wave , Nfm conns, SWR… 1.08, Alum and Brass tube… legal limit, weather tight. $95+ ship
1 pc 144 MHz , 8port, 1/2 wave , DIN in w/ adapt to N, out Nfm conns, SWR… 1.09, Alum and Brass tube… legal limit, weather tight. $95+ ship
Copying this to a couple lists that many IC9700 owners subscribe (FYI):
I finished and tested my external preamp system and tested it at 150w,
I have a Dowkey412 Transfer relay in the remote box holding my 2m Gasfet
preamp. It bypasses the preamp in transmit with 24vdc applied to the TR
relay in Rx; removed in Tx. Preamp is powered full-time with 12v. So
the radio connects to the antenna with a single common coax line.
The 24v is controlled by my station sequencer, which is an older DEMI
unit that uses pcb relays on all four stages. The Dowkey relay is
controlled at the second stage Labeled TR. Dowkey rates the relay
transfer time is a 20msec. The IC9700 is set for 15msec Tx delay. Each
stage of the sequencer is about 75msec based on the 300msec overall
transfer time. I haven't measure that, but hearing the relays click in
the sequencer seems a good estimate. So delay of Tx RF is about 165msec
after clicking the mic PTT lever (70msec after Dowkey finishes switching
I built a PTT breakout box for the IC9700 mic to control the sequencer.
I ran two cat-5e twisted pair to the sequencer to permit the sequencer
to control the radio PTT at the TX1 sequence (3x 75msec delay).
Details: IC9700 Stuff (kl7uw.com)
Note: this does not protect the preamp in CW mode, but will work fro
voice modes and for computer keyed digital modes (with use of an
USB/RS-232 conversion cable controlling the sequencer).
I was able to find two 8-pin receptacles and plugs from e-bay and made a
16-inch jumper from the breakout box to the radio mic jack using a
twisted-pair of Cat-5e and RG-174 for the mic audio. I placed a
clamp-on ferrite cube at the radio plug end for RF isolation.
Hope this is useful info for those using a IC9700.
73, Ed - KL7UW