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

To: Paul Rollinson <paulrollinson@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [VHFcontesting] 222 Night for June 7/8 2022
From: Paul Bourque <pbourque@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2022 17:59:31 -0400
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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>

> Hi Dave,I'm trying to get on tonight. Hope we can chat.73Thanks,Paul
> Rollinson, KE1LI Fn41au860-928-5147860-208-8814 Cell/
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> -------- 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 K1WHS_______________________________________________VHFcontesting
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