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V26PD – Antigua Mar 2018 – FK97db

V26PD – Antigua Mar 2018 – FK97db

QSL to NR6M After I lost the last EME array on CY9C, I decided to try another design of antenna for the next round of 2m EME tests. After a number of recommendations from prominent EME enthusiasts I settled on a pair of custom designed 144mhz optimized 9 element EME yagi’s from DUAL https://www.antennas-amplifiers.com/2-meter-best-portable-antenna-9-element I had been testing these at my home QTH for a number of months with very good results. The real test was taking them to V26…

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Easy TX Inhibit Circuit for K3

Easy TX Inhibit Circuit for K3

  Learn from my mistakes 🙂 I blew up two SSB electronics MHP-200 preamps while building and testing my current portable EME station.  I hope this article helps someone else not go down that path. When I first started out with the K3 and EME I was using the TimeWave Navigator external sound card. This worked fine and I was successful in making the appropriate cables to go from the K3, Navigator and the SSB Electronics DCW2004B sequencer. WSJT would…

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WSJT-X on the Mac

WSJT-X on the Mac

When I first started testing WSJT on the mac it was with the original version of WSJT (v.10) not the “X” version. This was working fairly well in with earlier versions of OSX prior to 10.12. I found this useful doc from ZS6TW on installing it under OSX. Once 10.12 was released something in the audio device probing broke and WSJT could not list the sounds devices. I was able to hack around this by trying device id’s and was…

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CY9C Saint Paul Island NA-094 August 2016

CY9C Saint Paul Island NA-094 August 2016

  You can check out the official CY9C DXpedition Website here. [Accommodations] [Travel] [Logistics] Portable 2m EME Station: The 2M EME station is coming together. A lot of time and resources has been spent getting the station “dialed” in for the expedition. Anyone who has ever took a stab at EME knows that building a permanent station is a challenge, building one for portable use has a whole new set of challenges. The 2M station will consist of the following…

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J8/WW2DX Bequia Island NA-025 FK93ja

J8/WW2DX Bequia Island NA-025 FK93ja

Logs have been uploaded to LOTW and Clublog. QSL CARD is being designed now. Any outstanding logging questions please contact QSL Manager Rex, NR6M. This was a fairly last minute expedition and had very little time to test the gear before packing and departure. Here is the 2m EME array setup a week prior to packing. All packed and ready to go! Arriving at the island. The airport at Canouan. We then took a charter over to Bequia, this is…

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S9TM São Tomé and Príncipe

S9TM São Tomé and Príncipe

In November of 2015 myself, N2IEN, W2RE and KB2HZI decided to give S9 a try for our next radio excursion. This trip we decided to try something new and threw 2m EME into the equation. With only a few weeks before the trip I had to go into overtime to attempt to pull it off. I ended up calling Bill AA7XT from Force12 and we discussed my plans. Bill being an active EME’er he was more than helpful giving me…

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