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Re: [VHFcontesting] 222 Night for June 7/8 2022

To: Paul Bourque <pbourque@gmail.com>, Paul Rollinson <paulrollinson@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [VHFcontesting] 222 Night for June 7/8 2022
From: David Olean <k1whs@metrocast.net>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2022 18:08:25 -0400
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Heading up the hill now. I will look for you.


Dave K1WHS

On 6/7/2022 5:59 PM, Paul Bourque wrote:
I'll be headed up to a hilltop in FN31tq shortly. I made my first contact last week on 222 SSB with WZ1V.  I'll be running a Ukrainian Transverter into an RF Concepts amp at about 25 watts into a shortened Cushcraft Boomer.  I've had good luck working both Dave and Paul (a local) from there on 2 meters, Hope to be able to work you guys and some others tonight!

Paul N1SFE

On Tue, Jun 7, 2022 at 3:20 PM Paul Rollinson <paulrollinson@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

    Hi Dave,I'm trying to get on tonight. Hope we can
    chat.73Thanks,Paul Rollinson, KE1LI Fn41au860-928-5147860-208-8814
    Cell/TextPaulrollinson@sbcglobal.net Representing Component Part
    Manufacturers for over 35 yearsSent from my Verizon, Samsung
    Galaxy smartphone
    -------- Original message --------From: David Olean
    <k1whs@metrocast.net> Date: 6/7/22  2:33 PM  (GMT-05:00) To: "222
    >> 222Activity@groups.io" <222Activity@groups.io>,
    vhfcontesting@contesting.com, NEWSVHF@mailman.qth.net Subject:
    [VHFcontesting] 222 Night for June 7/8 2022 Hello 222 folks,I am
    looking forward to this evening to try out my revised 222 receive
    system. Yesterday, I climbed the 100 ft tower and removed the
    weather proof box that held the TX relays and the preamp. It was
    working great, but was being hammered by a CH 11 TV station
    whenever I aimed southwest. (Guess where most of the activity is?)
    That CH 11 TV station is in line with New York, Philly, and
    Washington DC. I could not use my tower mtd preamp in that
    direction.  So a new and bigger box was built up to contain the
    cavity FET preamp. I had to steal the original power connector
    from the old box so I did not have to run a new cable and
    connector up the tower. Last night I swapped things out and
    finished the wiring of the interior of the box, using that power
    connector again.  Then some tests on the NF meter that proved it
    was working. I am seeing about a 1/2 dB NF through the adaptors
    and TX relays, which seems about right.  So I was up on the tower
    this morning, and checked for the proper voltages with my trusty
    DVM. The last move was to connect up the DC to the preamp once I
    knew that all was well, and then down the tower to see how it
    worked.There is no evidence of overload! In addition, the
    selectivity in the frontend is so good that the CH 11 station does
    not even overload the transverter. I was sure that I would have to
    install a filter to prevent that, but the 25 dB of attenuation was
    enough to make it all work just fine. I listened a bit to the K1RT
    Beacon on 222.060. I was hearing it pretty well....a good sign.  I
    tried elevating the yagis and saw the noise level drop, so it is
    working. How well, remains to be seen, but I am encouraged that my
    hearing problems to the SW are gone. Now I need to try it out with
    real signals. I hope many make the effort to get on this
    evening!!I plan to be on 222.100 at about 22:30 or 22:45 UT. I
    will be monitoring ON4KST as well as HB9Q Chat for any EME
    activity. At 0100 UT the Moon will be southwest and at about a 45
    degree elevation. It sets here at about 0545 UT.  It could be an
    exciting evening!Be there and check it out!Dave
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