2 meter beacons


Steve London
 

Okay....you guys talked me into it. I am now operative on 2 meter CW and SSB, with 100 watts and 11 elements, horizontal. Will try to get FT8 working. Would be nice to know if it is working before the contest. Any beacons out there ? I'll monitor 144.200 if someone wants to make some noise - I am in DM52XT.

73,
Steve, N2IC


Doug Gilliam
 

Hi Steve, 

I used to work NM5SD all the time on 2 and 432 in Silver City.  It may be possible to work you from Tucson depending on your horizon this way.  I am running 1500 W to a 4 yagi array I use for moonbounce. Not the best for tropo but it does pretty well. I am good in QRZ if you want to give it a try.

73s  Doug  WA7XX  DM42jh  20mi W of Tucson


From: nmvhf@groups.io <nmvhf@groups.io> on behalf of Steve London <n2ic@...>
Sent: Friday, June 7, 2019 1:16 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: [nmvhf] 2 meter beacons
 
Okay....you guys talked me into it. I am now operative on 2 meter CW and SSB,
with 100 watts and 11 elements, horizontal. Will try to get FT8 working. Would
be nice to know if it is working before the contest. Any beacons out there ?
I'll monitor 144.200 if someone wants to make some noise - I am in DM52XT.

73,
Steve, N2IC




Keith Morehouse
 

I'm QRV 144.200 pointing south at 2:45 MDT

-W9RM

Keith J Morehouse
Managing Partner
Calmesa Partners G.P.
Olathe, CO


On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 2:16 PM Steve London <n2ic@...> wrote:
Okay....you guys talked me into it. I am now operative on 2 meter CW and SSB,
with 100 watts and 11 elements, horizontal. Will try to get FT8 working. Would
be nice to know if it is working before the contest. Any beacons out there ?
I'll monitor 144.200 if someone wants to make some noise - I am in DM52XT.

73,
Steve, N2IC




Ed
 

Not hearing you in Plano. Good luck in thr test

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Friday, 07 June 2019, 03:47PM -05:00 from Keith Morehouse w9rm@...:

I'm QRV 144.200 pointing south at 2:45 MDT

-W9RM

Keith J Morehouse
Managing Partner
Calmesa Partners G.P.
Olathe, CO


On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 2:16 PM Steve London <n2ic@...> wrote:
Okay....you guys talked me into it. I am now operative on 2 meter CW and SSB,
with 100 watts and 11 elements, horizontal. Will try to get FT8 working. Would
be nice to know if it is working before the contest. Any beacons out there ?
I'll monitor 144.200 if someone wants to make some noise - I am in DM52XT.

73,
Steve, N2IC




Steve London
 

Yes, Steve (NM5SD) had a good location to the west. West is my only poor direction !

73,
Steve, N2IC

On 06/07/2019 02:45 PM, Doug Gilliam wrote:
Hi Steve,
I used to work NM5SD all the time on 2 and 432 in Silver City.  It may be possible to work you from Tucson depending on your horizon this way.  I am running 1500 W to a 4 yagi array I use for moonbounce. Not the best for tropo but it does pretty well. I am good in QRZ if you want to give it a try.
73s  Doug  WA7XX  DM42jh  20mi W of Tucson
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*Sent:* Friday, June 7, 2019 1:16 PM
*To:* nmvhf@groups.io
*Subject:* [nmvhf] 2 meter beacons
Okay....you guys talked me into it. I am now operative on 2 meter CW and SSB,
with 100 watts and 11 elements, horizontal. Will try to get FT8 working. Would
be nice to know if it is working before the contest. Any beacons out there ?
I'll monitor 144.200 if someone wants to make some noise - I am in DM52XT.
73,
Steve, N2IC


Doug Gilliam
 

Hi Keith, just fired up the 8877.  QRV in 5 minutes.  Want to try cw??  144.210?


From: nmvhf@groups.io <nmvhf@groups.io> on behalf of Ed <n5jeh@...>
Sent: Friday, June 7, 2019 1:49 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] 2 meter beacons
 

Not hearing you in Plano. Good luck in thr test

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Friday, 07 June 2019, 03:47PM -05:00 from Keith Morehouse w9rm@...:

I'm QRV 144.200 pointing south at 2:45 MDT

-W9RM

Keith J Morehouse
Managing Partner
Calmesa Partners G.P.
Olathe, CO


On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 2:16 PM Steve London <n2ic@...> wrote:
Okay....you guys talked me into it. I am now operative on 2 meter CW and SSB,
with 100 watts and 11 elements, horizontal. Will try to get FT8 working. Would
be nice to know if it is working before the contest. Any beacons out there ?
I'll monitor 144.200 if someone wants to make some noise - I am in DM52XT.

73,
Steve, N2IC




Keith Morehouse
 

I'll listen on .210..

Keith J Morehouse
Managing Partner
Calmesa Partners G.P.
Olathe, CO


On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM Doug Gilliam <dbgdds@...> wrote:
Hi Keith, just fired up the 8877.  QRV in 5 minutes.  Want to try cw??  144.210?


From: nmvhf@groups.io <nmvhf@groups.io> on behalf of Ed <n5jeh@...>
Sent: Friday, June 7, 2019 1:49 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] 2 meter beacons
 

Not hearing you in Plano. Good luck in thr test

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Friday, 07 June 2019, 03:47PM -05:00 from Keith Morehouse w9rm@...:

I'm QRV 144.200 pointing south at 2:45 MDT

-W9RM

Keith J Morehouse
Managing Partner
Calmesa Partners G.P.
Olathe, CO


On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 2:16 PM Steve London <n2ic@...> wrote:
Okay....you guys talked me into it. I am now operative on 2 meter CW and SSB,
with 100 watts and 11 elements, horizontal. Will try to get FT8 working. Would
be nice to know if it is working before the contest. Any beacons out there ?
I'll monitor 144.200 if someone wants to make some noise - I am in DM52XT.

73,
Steve, N2IC




Doug Gilliam
 

Calling now, 2nd 30 second period


From: nmvhf@groups.io <nmvhf@groups.io> on behalf of Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...>
Sent: Friday, June 7, 2019 2:04 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] 2 meter beacons
 
I'll listen on .210..

Keith J Morehouse
Managing Partner
Calmesa Partners G.P.
Olathe, CO


On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM Doug Gilliam <dbgdds@...> wrote:
Hi Keith, just fired up the 8877.  QRV in 5 minutes.  Want to try cw??  144.210?


From: nmvhf@groups.io <nmvhf@groups.io> on behalf of Ed <n5jeh@...>
Sent: Friday, June 7, 2019 1:49 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] 2 meter beacons
 

Not hearing you in Plano. Good luck in thr test

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Friday, 07 June 2019, 03:47PM -05:00 from Keith Morehouse w9rm@...:

I'm QRV 144.200 pointing south at 2:45 MDT

-W9RM

Keith J Morehouse
Managing Partner
Calmesa Partners G.P.
Olathe, CO


On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 2:16 PM Steve London <n2ic@...> wrote:
Okay....you guys talked me into it. I am now operative on 2 meter CW and SSB,
with 100 watts and 11 elements, horizontal. Will try to get FT8 working. Would
be nice to know if it is working before the contest. Any beacons out there ?
I'll monitor 144.200 if someone wants to make some noise - I am in DM52XT.

73,
Steve, N2IC




Bill
 

Nice Steve,

I'll give it a try from Santa Fe.  Given ur location it should be possible.

73 Bill W7QQ
DM75ao


On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 2:16 PM Steve London <n2ic@...> wrote:
Okay....you guys talked me into it. I am now operative on 2 meter CW and SSB,
with 100 watts and 11 elements, horizontal. Will try to get FT8 working. Would
be nice to know if it is working before the contest. Any beacons out there ?
I'll monitor 144.200 if someone wants to make some noise - I am in DM52XT.

73,
Steve, N2IC




Doug Gilliam
 

Nothing heard Keith, but it's a bit late in the day.  Maybe during the contest.  73s  Doug


From: nmvhf@groups.io <nmvhf@groups.io> on behalf of Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...>
Sent: Friday, June 7, 2019 2:04 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] 2 meter beacons
 
I'll listen on .210..

Keith J Morehouse
Managing Partner
Calmesa Partners G.P.
Olathe, CO


On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM Doug Gilliam <dbgdds@...> wrote:
Hi Keith, just fired up the 8877.  QRV in 5 minutes.  Want to try cw??  144.210?


From: nmvhf@groups.io <nmvhf@groups.io> on behalf of Ed <n5jeh@...>
Sent: Friday, June 7, 2019 1:49 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] 2 meter beacons
 

Not hearing you in Plano. Good luck in thr test

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Sent from Outlook Email App for Android

Friday, 07 June 2019, 03:47PM -05:00 from Keith Morehouse w9rm@...:

I'm QRV 144.200 pointing south at 2:45 MDT

-W9RM

Keith J Morehouse
Managing Partner
Calmesa Partners G.P.
Olathe, CO


On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 2:16 PM Steve London <n2ic@...> wrote:
Okay....you guys talked me into it. I am now operative on 2 meter CW and SSB,
with 100 watts and 11 elements, horizontal. Will try to get FT8 working. Would
be nice to know if it is working before the contest. Any beacons out there ?
I'll monitor 144.200 if someone wants to make some noise - I am in DM52XT.

73,
Steve, N2IC




Jay
 

I am hearing MS pings in the receiving sequence of WA7XX'x cycle on .210

- Jay N1AV


Doug Gilliam
 

Yeah Jay I heard one good but short ping as well


From: nmvhf@groups.io <nmvhf@groups.io> on behalf of Jay <whereisjay@...>
Sent: Friday, June 7, 2019 2:20 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] 2 meter beacons
 
I am hearing MS pings in the receiving sequence of WA7XX'x cycle on .210

- Jay N1AV


Keith Morehouse
 

Jay, I was sporadically sending calls during the 1st 30 sec period for about 20 minutes.
I could hear plenty of pings from WA7XX but I'm only running 600W

-W9RM

Keith J Morehouse
Managing Partner
Calmesa Partners G.P.
Olathe, CO


On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 3:21 PM Jay <whereisjay@...> wrote:
I am hearing MS pings in the receiving sequence of WA7XX'x cycle on .210

- Jay N1AV