23-on-23+MAD - Sunday September 23, 2018

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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23-on-23+MAD - Sunday September 23, 2018

Postby VK4CZ » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:18 am

This coming Sunday, Sept 23rd, is the next 23-on-23+MAD. :wtf:

It's now become common practice, that where the 23rd falls on a weekend the events operating time are shifted from the evening to a day-time activation event. This has also allowed operators to take full advantage of the time, and head for the hills to trial their /P stations, investigate new paths and hopefully complete a contact with a new station (or more) that they wouldn't normally from their home station. It also provides an opportunity to activate other uWave bands. :om3:

A suggested schedule [edit to hopefully make it stand out....] START TIME: 12:00pm (02:00z) - 04:00pm (06:00z)

Liaison - need to agree on this
147.000 Repeater or the 146.650 networked repeater system
40m - 7.150MHz (is that still the recommended QRG?)
Mobile/cell phone
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As a number of 23cm Plus operators choose not to participate in the VKLogger forum, please let those who may be interested know by taking a moment to share the plans with them in the thread below

Enjoy the activation! :clap:
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Re: 23-on-23+MAD - Sunday September 23, 2018

Postby VK4UH » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:32 am

VK4UH/p will be on

Planning to operate from Kamuran Lookout QG61nu

10GHz and 5.7GHz as a minimum

1.2, 2.4 and 3.4 are possible if others are likely to be active

This site involves several hours of travel but hope to be on-air by Noon local time

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Re: 23-on-23+MAD - Sunday September 23, 2018

Postby VK4LHD » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:04 am

Planning to be at Howells Knob QG63JF running 1296, 2.4, 5.7 and 10Ghz. (10Ghz will only be used if I can get a fall call Licensee with me)
I still haven't heard anything about a starting time but happy with anything between 10am and 2pm. I prefer not to be up on the mountains too late into the afternoon.

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Re: 23-on-23+MAD - Sunday September 23, 2018

Postby VK4CZ » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:14 am

Start time in post above Robert :wink:
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Re: 23-on-23+MAD - Sunday September 23, 2018

Postby VK4AFL » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:41 am

Will be available on 23 cm & 9 cm.
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Re: 23-on-23+MAD - Sunday September 23, 2018

Postby VK4CSD » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:40 pm

VK4CSD will be active from Oceanview on 76Ghz, 47Ghz,24Ghz 5.7Ghz
VK4OE will be active from North Stradbroke on all bands

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Re: 23-on-23+MAD - Sunday September 23, 2018

Postby VK4EA » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:45 pm

Will be on the back deck at Northgate with 10GHz at least, hopefully QRO 5GHz as well.


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Re: 23-on-23+MAD - Sunday September 23, 2018

Postby VK4UH » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:05 am

UPDATE on intentions for 23.9,18

VK4UH with Colin VK4MIL and Rob VK4XDX will activate the BVHFG callsign VK4IF/p

Planning to operate from Kamuran Lookout QG61nu

1.2 2.4 3.4 5.7 10 and possibly QRP 24GHz

This site involves several hours of travel but hope to be on-air by Noon local time
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Re: 23-on-23+MAD - Sunday September 23, 2018

Postby VK2AMS » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:35 pm

should be home station on 1.2 , 2.4, 3.4 possible 5.7Ghz still working on 10 Ghz eme station so not fully operational atm


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Re: 23-on-23+MAD - Sunday September 23, 2018

Postby VK4AFL » Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:13 pm

Very few 23/13/9 cm home stations were on but a good effort by the portable stations. Wx & microwave conditions were excellent worked on 23 cm VK4ADM, VK4EMS, VK4LHD/p, VK4KAY, VK4IF/p & VK4OE/p. 9 cm VK4KAY, VK4IF/p & VK4OE/p. Every signal was strong with only one below S9 & tnx for the good contacts.

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