N1MU/VE2/R June 2009 Page
|Tom Mayo, N1MU|
|Len Desmond, N2NAO|
|Local Times (EDT)||Grid||Town|
|14:00-16:00||FN25na||Long Sault, ON|
|18:30-20:30||FN36gd||Ste. Melanie, QC|
|9:30-11:00||FN45ew||Ham Nord, QC|
|15:00-16:00||FN35ha||Rouses Point, QC|
|16:30-17:30||FN34gx||Rouses Point, QC|
- Front left bearing and front brakes fixed on Jeep. Hopefully ready for the LONG drive.
skeds, we will do our best, but we'll need the other station to point
at us and call continuously on 6 meters for several minutes or until
first contact. There's no way we can make it in a 1 minute window
and we do not have easy rotor capability for 2 meters and up. 6
meters is an omni antenna. If we lose touch, we will go back to 6
meters where we had our first contact.
try RoverLog Rig Module feature for Cross-Mode SSB/CW operation to get
big guns' attention. Need to practice with this en route.
- Bring paper logging materials!
- For 50 MHz to be good, unplug the
laptop power supplies and turn off the transverter stack (or unpick the
band select relays).
- 144 MHz: Remove the end of the Yagi for greater beamwidth. Maybe try an even shorter Yagi some time.
MHz TX fixed? Was bad external T/R relay? Cross fingers. Remove
the end of the Yagi for greater beamwidth.
- 432 MHz: No change.
- 903 MHZ: No change.
- 1296 MHz: No change.
MHz fixed with WS2B's help? He added a regulator to power all off
of 24 VDC instead of synth on 12 VDC car bus. I replaced burned
up resistor in IF T/R PIN switch. Cross fingers.
- 3456 MHz good.
MHz RX still busted. WS2B identified LNA oscillation so replacing with WA2AAU connectorized LNA, -20 V regulator
not regulating (giant T/R frequency offset---this may kill our chances for 5 GHz for this contest), T/R Relay control board
broken but WS2B fixed.
- The new vehicle setup is good
and pretty quick to set up. 6 m is higher now and shows good SWR, but is
low enough for travel.
is important, and there is little play in this new setup. Use wood
blocks under tires again. Look into camper-leveling legos for
Comments: tmayo6 -at- gmail -dot- com