I have been playing with a new Triquint ULNA device (TQP3M9036). It
Shows a lot of promise. It is like a MAR or MSA device in that it is
50ohm in and out. and has a claimed NF about .4db nf ( their numbers).
I have built several pramps to test them and have gotten even better
than they claim and they cover 50-1296 with ease and NF is .4ish or
below. The S11 and S22 are both great and the OIP3 is +35db also
...very nice device. It has great promise as a good terrestrial LNA.
Preamps are foolproof to build and would cost under $50 if all the best
quality parts are used.
Just for information only ...
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Hello 6m DXers!
I have good news and bad news. First the BAD news (although it is pretty exciting too):
It is impossible to go to ZD9 this year because of Covid travel restrictions.
However, I am on the waiting list for a berth to travel there in the late
summer/early fall of 2023 and/or 2024 ;-) Lodging at the west end of the village is
anticipated, so the antenna would only look out over open fields toward theocean on
Now the GOOD news:
I have purchased all the airline tickets and excess baggage fees and have made a
deposit on a rental house in Mayotte (FH) in LH27nb for September 6-18 thisyear.
After exhaustive research, this appears to be the best - and possibly the ONLY -
suitable site on Mayotte for 6m EME!
I have already obtained written approval to operate as FH/W7GJ, but also have applied
for a non-compound callsign (TO7GJ). There is no published record of anybody ever
working FH from USA on 6m, so I am sure if you are in NA, you still need it! If you
were thinking about trying 6m DX via EME, *THIS IS YOUR OFFICIAL 6 MONTH WARNING!*
You have plenty of time to get that larger yagi or array up, and get that new 6m
amplifier going! Please spread the news widely throughout the 6m community!
I will have access to WiFi, but I will be using it primarily to update my computer
clock and my list of daily stations worked to the Magic Band EME email group. I
expect to be using the most current version of Q65-60A mode for all my EME operation
and strongly suggest you get some experience with it before September! I plan on
operating on my usual EME sked frequency of 50.190 MHz. If there is any ionospheric
propagation, I will be on FT8 on 50.313 or 50.323.
I know many EU stations have already worked FH, but some EU stations and ALL NA
stations still need it for an ATNO. This rural QTH allows me to have my 6M8GJ up at
67' above the sea. There is an excellent takeoff during ALL of my moonsets out over
the sea (which is only 5 wavelengths in front of the antenna). I expect to have some
good ground gain lobes, including being able to work stations down below zero degrees
For NA stations, there are days when NA moonrise is my moonset, so there could be
amazing combination of ground gain on both ends that makes contact with modest sized
6m stations possible! Of course, there also are days when my moonset coincides with
moonsets in eastern EU and the Middle East, again presenting excellent opportunities
for contacts with more modest 6m stations. The FH property borders a sportsfield to
the north, and the nearest neighbor that direction is 200m away, so I am very
optimistic about it being a quiet QTH ;-) Although my moonrise is blocked by
mountains, I expect to be QRV primarily after the moon azimuth reaches 45 degrees,
which will still provide common moon windows with all OC and AS stations.
Most of my EME operation will take place during my local night, so I will not be
plagued with the dreaded daytime equatorial high TEC clouds to interfere with the EME
signals. Also, most of the windows with NA and EU are after workday hours, so
hopefully many people can be QRV. Of course, with the rapid onset of Cycle 25, there
may be periods of geomagnetic disturbances but hopefully we will have enough common
moon windows with everyone to work through such periods.
The planned station is my new custom built DX Shop DXpedition amplifier, which is
capable of 1500w output in Q65-60A mode, driven by my new ELAD FDM-DUO SDR.I also
will use my ARR preamplifier ahead of my Airspy R2 receiver or the FDM-DUO
transceiver. Feedline will again be a short length of low loss LMR600UF coaxial cable
to my 6M8GJ yagi.
I know I gave people plenty of advance warning before my FO 6m EME DXpedition to call
me when my moon was below 65 degrees elevation, and many people disregardedthose
instructions and waited until my moon was too high. In FO my experience wasdismal
trying to work stations when my moon was so much higher than I could aim!!!PLEASE
PLEASE call me when my moon is below 65 degrees elevation!!! I probably will NOT be
QRV when my moon is above 65 degrees! I hope to have a planned operating schedule
posted on my website very soon - it will show you when I will be QRV and when my moon
will be too high.
Contributions toward the substantial costs of this DXpedition are gratefully
appreciated! My mailing address is shown below and my PayPal address is simply this
email. Additional details and updates will be available on my webpage very soon.
Can't wait to put YOU in the 6m log from FH!
MNI TNX and GL! VY 73, Lance
Lance Collister, W7GJ(ex WA3GPL, WA1JXN, WA1JXN/C6A, ZF2OC/ZF8, E51SIX, 3D2LR, 5W0GJ, E6M, TX5K, KH8/W7GJ, V6M, T8GJ, VK9CGJ, VK9XGJ, C21GJ, CP1GJ, S79GJ, TX7MB)
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TEL: (406) 626-5728
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Hello EME lovers,
I have bunch of tubes for sale
Some are still new and original packed
Also 70cm AMP (close 5KW) with RS-1032 and with 2 spare tubes
8 pieces m2ic 70cm 13WL yagis (preferd to sell at once)
Please contact directly
All itmes are located in OE
I'm looking for a Yaesu G5500 separation kit. Not found available In all US
The 2m EME project from YV land is going on, the antennas, power dividers,
coax, etc will be sent to Venezuela the next days. The G5500DC rotors are
here but using the M2 configuration I need to separate them.
Any info about an available kit will be appreciated.
Thanks in advance
Paolo Stradiotto YV1DIG/YW4D
Al, K2UYH, and Matej, OK1TEH, are working on the 432 and above EME Newsletter this weekend.
Send all your news, especially if you were active in the SSB funtests, plus any technical items and interesting pictures to alkatz(a)tcnj.edu
Previous NL can be found at http://www.nitehawk.com/rasmit/em70cm.html
73, keep safe,
Looking for ideas and recommendations on how to mount and point this 1.8m
dish. My plan is to mount this dish to a shortened tower segment and then
to a beefed up pallet so I can load it in my truck for portable eme
Any advice or pictures of your az/el setup would be appreciated.
Hi EME gang,
I would like to inform about the 30th jubilee EME and MW seminar of OK
Amateur Radio, which will take place on April 22-24 in hotel Medlov - by
Nové Město na Moravě. Deatils on the seminar page, any questions to my e-
mail address. 30. jubilejní EME a MW seminář 2022 (vhf.cz)
We are also currently reviewing all the planning points for the 2020 EME
International Conference Prague 12-14 August 2022 and the effect of the
ongoing COVID pandemic on prices and services. We will keep you updated on
everything on the EME2020 website - http://www.eme2020.cz - in the coming
days. Thank you for your understanding.
Zdenek - OK1DFC
QRV EME 144 MHz - 24 GHz
WAZ #9 - WAS 432 #29
DXCC 432 - 1296 MHz
I sent info directly to NN3Y regarding my exemption for power limitation in Florida. I applied directly to the FCC office in charge of the Florida region with all the detail needed. I originally requested 500W but they asked me to reduce the power, so I made it 300W and that was accepted. The issue is the PAVEPAWS radar installations and you also need to get the simultaneous approval from the Department of Defense officer in the region. If there is any issue, they need to be able to contact you immediately to shut down. If anyone needs further info on getting a 432 power exemption in Florida, they can contact me directly. Rick K1DS