17th June 2007
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0600 CW sked with SV1OE (Greece) O(559)/RO for Initial, Grid and DXCC... Costa has a 3m dish and 500W, 0620 CW GW3XYW 569/569,
0700 CW RW1AW 589/589... this was Alex's first QSO after expanding his 8m dish to 9m diameter
|RW1AW - Alex has expanded his 8m dish to 9m to improve illumination on 70cm with his rotatable dual dipole feed|
0852 to 0932 JT65c GM3SBC -13/-10.
0920 CW DK3SE RO(539)/O for our first CW QSO... Salvo has a 2.2m dish, circular patch feed and 200W, 0940 JT65c DK3SE -14/RO(-18), 1003 CW AD6IW 589/589... from the 30m Jamesburg Dish, 1313 SSB K9SLQ 58/58 and joined by W7BBM 55/55.
Signals were very good over the weekend with the Moon close to Perigee, unfortunately activity was very low. Here's a clip of my SSB echoes about 1hr before Moonset.
16th June - AW
0846 CW IZ1BPN 569/569, 0851 CW SM5LE 559/559, 0937 JT65c SM5LE -12/O(R-11)
1011 to 1029 JT65c EA3DXU O(-27)/RO(-22 best) for Initial and Grid... Josep was using 2 x 35 el M2 Yagis, 70W and an HB9BBD LNA. This was his first EME QSO on 23cm.
1057 to 1107 JT65c EA3DXU O/RO... completely random QSO in response to my CQ.
1344 CW ZS6AXT 569/569, 1352 CW IW2FZR 569/569, 1411 CW N2UO 559/559, 1437 CW F5HRY 569/539, 1734 CW SM5LE 559/449 and 1840 JT65c VE7BBG R-15/O(-09).
17th June - AW??? where was the activity???
0652 CW VK4AFL 559/579 on my Moonrise... Trevor improved to 569 as the Moon started to clear my local obstructions.
0831 CW LA9NEA 559/549
Thats all folks...
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