13cm across Bass Strait - 7th January 2019

23cm, 2.4/3.4/5.7/10/24/47 GHz and above - antennas, propagation, operating, etc. Includes Optical communications, with light,
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13cm across Bass Strait - 7th January 2019

Post by VK7HH » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:54 pm

VK7HH will be active operating from the following location: QE38KV - Mt George near George Town on Monday 7th of Jan - 3-4pm onwards planned at this stage.

I'll be operating with Peter VK7PD and possibly another amateur (yet to be confirmed). We will be active on 432, 1296, 2.4 and 3.4GHz.

The main purpose is to test out and try a QSO across Bass Strait on 2.4GHz using QRP. We will have 2W into a 24dBi grid.
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Good chance to test out that gear prior to the field day on the following weekend!

We will call on 432.100MHz looking for stations. If we can get a few stations portable and active that would be great!

Hepburn looks OK at this stage
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Re: 13cm across Bass Strait - 7th January 2019

Post by VK3QI » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:27 pm

Hayden,

I can't help on Monday, but will definitely be looking for you during the FD next weekend from VK3ER/p. QF22DM.

We run 120 watts to a 1.8 metre dish on 2403.150 and 30 watts to a 1.8 metre dish on 3398.150. (note the frequency of choice is now below 3400)

Give us a call on 144.150 or 432.150 for some skeds during the weekend.

Cheers

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Re: 13cm across Bass Strait - 7th January 2019

Post by VK7HH » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:51 pm

Hi Peter,
Thanks. Won't be portable in same location for the FD weekend, but will be on 2m, 70cm and 23cm from my remote station in the south.

73
Hayden

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Re: 13cm across Bass Strait - 7th January 2019

Post by VK3AXH » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:29 pm

Hello Hayden, Weather permitting I can be on Mt Buninyong near Ballarat. 2304.150 10 watts to gridpack. Keep me posted with details.

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Re: 13cm across Bass Strait - 7th January 2019

Post by VK7HH » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:18 pm

Hi Ian,
That's great. Will you have 70cm and/or 23cm too?

Will post any other details here as they come to hand.

73
Hayden

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Re: 13cm across Bass Strait - 7th January 2019

Post by VK3MAT » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:23 am

I just put my details on https://contestradar.com if everyone could add there locations and bands/power that will be super

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Re: 13cm across Bass Strait - 7th January 2019

Post by VK7HH » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:06 pm

Hi All,
Just an update. We will be active from 3pm onwards tomorrow at the location as specified. Bands active will be 432, 1296, 2.4 and 3.4GHz

Hayden

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Re: 13cm across Bass Strait - 7th January 2019

Post by VK3ZAZ » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:42 pm

tested with matt pp
1296.15 59
I will be beaming se all day looking on 50.276
144.489
432.150
1296.150
from 0400 z
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Re: 13cm across Bass Strait - 7th January 2019

Post by VK7HH » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:48 pm

No worries Steve,
Thanks

Hayden

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Re: 13cm across Bass Strait - 7th January 2019

Post by VK3AV » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:03 am

I will join in the fun also...from home. (QF22PL08)

13cm 2W 19dBi gridpack;
23cm 100+W 30-el yagi;
70cm 50W 16-el yagi

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Re: 13cm across Bass Strait - 7th January 2019

Post by VK7HH » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:05 am

Excellent thanks Bernard.

Hope to work you

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Re: 13cm across Bass Strait - 7th January 2019

Post by VK3MAT » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:46 pm

We did it!

Thanks everyone who cam out. Hayden worked a boatload more than i did, so im sure he has a big smile tonight. Was great to complete on 70cm and 1296 even if signals aren't that strong. Just goes to show these little SG Labs transverters perform very well

whos ready for the FD?

Thanks

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Re: 13cm across Bass Strait - 7th January 2019

Post by VK3ZAZ » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:33 am

worked on 432.1
heard chascand lpl on 432.15 but took a while to realise they were not hh.
then got phone calls.
beacons were back in by 1800
were poor at 1700
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Re: 13cm across Bass Strait - 7th January 2019

Post by VK3AV » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:59 am

Sadly nothing heard at my end other than VK3PY (S9) and VK3LPL. I had 70cm and 23cm running on different radios in case I heard anything, whilst getting back to work (from home) after the break.

In any case have a look at the Hepburn chart for this coming weekend... Likely to make the VK7 path for the Field Day very interesting. Planning to be /P on Saturday afternoon (largely QRP) and Home station on Sunday (with a few more watts available).

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Re: 13cm across Bass Strait - 7th January 2019

Post by VK7HH » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:09 am

Thanks for trying Bernard.

Hope to work you in the field day.

73
Hayden

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