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by VK4CZ
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: Winter Vhf/uhf field day 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Winter Vhf/uhf field day 2019

I'll be at Benerakin Point [near Blackbutt] grid QG63cd30 +- ability to be near emergency services helipad! IMG20190506091713.jpg At this stage I will have 2, 70, 23, 13, 9 and 3cm. Peter VK4EA may join a little later in morning with 24 and 47GHz. Path back to Brisbane is fairly blocked by the D'Agu...
by VK4CZ
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: 23 on 23: Tuesday April 23rd 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: 23 on 23: Tuesday April 23rd 2019

A visual summary of April 2019 23-on-23 Activity courtesy of VKLogger.com

VK4 reported activity
23-on-23 VK4 20190423.JPG
VK2 reported activity
23-on-23 VK2 20190423.JPG
Southern VK reported activity
23-on-23 Southern VK 20190423.JPG
by VK4CZ
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: 23 on 23: Tuesday April 23rd 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 258

23 on 23: Tuesday April 23rd 2019

Welcome to the April 23-on-23. Tuesday April 23rd is the next scheduled 23-on-23 - providing another opportunity to activate your 1,296MHz and other uWave home or portable station capabilities. IMG20190420113342.jpg Operations will be conducted as follows: Phone/CW Start time: 10:00z / 8:00pm AEST ...
by VK4CZ
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: MAD - Sunday March 24, 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1142

Re: MAD - Sunday March 24, 2019

Not yet.... Hope some comms soon. Hard to co-ordinate via osmosis [emoji848]

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by VK4CZ
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: MAD - Sunday March 24, 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1142

Re: MAD - Sunday March 24, 2019

Iain It's like herding cats... but last known plans [for last MAD that was cancelled due to WX] were: VK4OE/P: Kamarun Lookout QG61NU [Lamington NP] - 1.2 to 76GHz VK4LHD/P: Howells Knob QG63JF [Sunshine Coast - Maleny] - 1.2 to 10GHz VK4EA/P: Howells Knob QG63JF [Sunshine Coast - Maleny] - 10 to 24...
by VK4CZ
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: VK5 Microwave Road Trip
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Re: VK5 Microwave Road Trip

We'll leave the Brisbane area late Sunday afternoon (24th) to return home (so we can play in the M.A.D. :thumbup: )
Tnx - appreciated :thumbup:
by VK4CZ
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: The Spectrian Amp for 2.4 GHz
Replies: 46
Views: 2552

Re: The Spectrian Amp for 2.4 GHz

Great job Darrell... you'll be sought after by the SYD guys now :clap:
by VK4CZ
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: MAD - Sunday March 24, 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1142

MAD - Sunday March 24, 2019

Brisbane VHF Group have announced that the next planned MAD [Microwave Activity Day] will be on Sunday March 24, 2019. 1,296MHz and up. Pick your Mountain top, and start your planning! Remember to keep us all informed of your planned activity, so we can all maximise the opportunity to have fun. :thu...
by VK4CZ
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: MAD - Sunday February 24, 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1631

Re: MAD - Sunday February 24, 2019

At this stage Doug, I believe we've all been scared off. As there was no official notification given, but consensus has resulted in redirecting my time/effort to other activities today. Also believe that to be true of the others, but they need to confirm!
by VK4CZ
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: MAD - Sunday February 24, 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1631

Re: MAD - Sunday February 24, 2019

Howling up here on the ridge tonight... But well under gale force. Sunday still looks wet and windy. No formal confirmation of a cancellation yet... But I'm assuming its highly unlikely and a delay to March 24 could be a good option! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190222/b642e73f3fc37854931a6fb3...
by VK4CZ
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: MAD - Sunday February 24, 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1631

Re: MAD - Sunday February 24, 2019

This weekend's MAD could be MAD!Image

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by VK4CZ
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: MAD - Sunday February 24, 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1631

Re: MAD - Sunday February 24, 2019

With TC Oma now approaching the VK4 coast, the WX forecast has changed and by the weekend we're now looking at 60-70% chances of rain... But at this stage falls of less than 10mm!Image

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by VK4CZ
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: MAD - Sunday February 24, 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1631

Re: MAD - Sunday February 24, 2019

VK4CZ/P and VK4YR/P will be activating Gus Beutel Lookout
Grid: QG62CP10
Altitude: 760mASL
Bands: 1.2, 2.4, 3.4 and 10GHz
Time: 12pm onwards
by VK4CZ
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: MAD - Sunday February 24, 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1631

Re: MAD - Sunday February 24, 2019

WX Forecast currently looking good :P
WX Forecast 20190215.JPG
by VK4CZ
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: MAD - Sunday February 24, 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1631

Re: MAD - Sunday February 24, 2019

Not quite true John.... 23-on-23 will still occur on Sat 23rd [see other Forum thread] - Sydney and possibly other locations will still be running. :om: The SE VK4 MAD has been moved to the Sunday 24th [not visa versa] to enable operation by some stations who are unable to participate if held on a S...
by VK4CZ
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: 23-on-23 - Saturday Febrary 23, 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 451

23-on-23 - Saturday Febrary 23, 2019

Saturday the 23rd is coming! 1296MHz-23cm-Super-Yagi-EME-antenna-6meters-PA1296-70-6UT.jpg So dust off the 23cm gear and get on air. Due to the planned MAD in South East VK4, I suggest that this activation event remain consistent with weekday activation sessions. Operations could be conducted as fol...
by VK4CZ
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: MAD - Sunday February 24, 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1631

MAD - Sunday February 24, 2019

We're bucking the trend, and next Sunday we're planning to go MAD. In South East VK4, a number of uWave operators are planning to activate bands from 1.2GHz and up from various /P locations around the region. Final details are being organissed, but should enable stations to travel and be on site for...
by VK4CZ
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: IC-9700 Control Software
Replies: 0
Views: 284

IC-9700 Control Software

The CS-9700 V1.00 programming software for the IC-9700 is now on the Icom Japan JA website. :thumbup:

The download link:
http://www.icom.co.jp/support/download/ ... aTglYXap18
by VK4CZ
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: Microwave Operator Survey
Replies: 10
Views: 747

Re: Microwave Operator Survey

Iain Is there a template for the response to ensure that we provide complete details that also meet the expectations of the survey? :!: Whilst limited to the cm bands, I'm always keen to utilise the gear and drive the $/QSO rates down, and will email my response over weekend when I get near the shac...
by VK4CZ
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: 23 on 23: Sunday December 23rd 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: 23 on 23: Sunday December 23rd 2018

Summary of activity.... probably expected due to closeness to X-Mas and higher priorities than being on radio being attended to.
23-on-23 20181223.jpg