Bandpass filters

C.T. Morton kt6v at
Sun Nov 3 22:10:40 EST 1996

Anybody have experience with the Dunestar Transceiver bandpass
filters-specifically Model 600? Looking for something that will help out
in Multi-single contest ops. How about ICE? What are your opinions about
these filters or any others. Tnx Tom

>From k0wa at (Lee Buller)  Mon Nov  4 14:23:30 1996
From: k0wa at (Lee Buller) (Lee Buller)
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 1996 08:23:30 -0600
Subject: Where was WYO es MB?
Message-ID: < at>

Where in the heck was WYO and MB?  Missed the Sweep this year!  RATS!  Come
to thing about it...where was 40 meters this year?  I think  if there had
been people in the middle of the Atlantic I would have worked them, but I
was skipping over the whole east coast.  80 proved to be great this year....

Strange contest this year!


k0wa at

>From 71111.260 at CompuServe.COM (Hans Brakob)  Mon Nov  4 14:43:56 1996
From: 71111.260 at CompuServe.COM (Hans Brakob) (Hans Brakob)
Date: 04 Nov 96 09:43:56 EST
Subject: Multiple Band SS QSO's
Message-ID: <961104144355_71111.260_EHM76-1 at CompuServe.COM>

It would increase the action, but ruin the "tone" of the contest.  

We don't need no steeeenking m/m on SS!  :-)

73, de Hans, K0HB

>From kurscj at (Chad Kurszewski WE9V)  Mon Nov  4 15:27:28 1996
From: kurscj at (Chad Kurszewski WE9V) (Chad Kurszewski WE9V)
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 1996 09:27:28 -0600
Subject: Pointing yagis straight up. Reliable tuning method???
Message-ID: < at>

At 11:26 AM 11/3/96 -0800, you wrote:
>>As for how you point a 48 foot boom into the sky, we did it.
>>Piece of cake.
>Seriously, how DO YOU point a big antenna at the sky and keep it there?  How
>do you keep the final reflector from lying on the ground and (I assume)
>detuning the lot?  Once it's pointing skyward, does someone hold it up (and
>pray for no wind) via the armstrong method?

Boy, I've gotten that question several times.  I thought it was easy
to figure it out so I left it out of the original message.

Put a rope and pulley at the top of the tower.
Put beam on ground, pointing directly towards tower.
Attach rope (from pulley) to director end of boom.
Attach tag line at reflector end of beam.
Pull it up so reflector is a few (5-8) feet off the ground.
Pull tag line to keep it away from tower.
Also, you may want to attach another tag line at one reflector tip to
keep it from rotating close to the tower.

This will point the antenna at approximately a 70-80 degree elevation.
Close enough to vertical.

Here's something else to try if you want it perfectly vertical and away
from the tower:  Attach the tag line at the same point as the other rope.
When pulling out, gravity will keep the beam perfectly straight up and
parallel and away from the tower.

Good Luck!

Chad Kurszewski, WE9V              e-mail:  Chad_Kurszewski at
The Official "Sultans of Shwing" Web Site:

>From km9p at (Bill Fisher KM9P)  Mon Nov  4 15:38:45 1996
From: km9p at (Bill Fisher KM9P) (Bill Fisher KM9P)
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 1996 10:38:45 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Congrats WD0T !!!
Message-ID: <Pine.BSI.3.95.961104103606.5627A-100000 at>

Hey great score from Todd.  Good to see.  

Also good to see a score on top not from the central south.  


Bill, KM9P

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