Microwave Tune-Up Party, August 2004

 

Here are the photographs from our microwave tune-up party we held on August 7, 2004. We had a very nice day out in the warm summer sunshine, testing radios and ragchewing. We had a whopping 19 club members show up for the event. Thanks to Gary AD6FP and Lars AA6IW for volunteering to run the weak signal CW copy and MDS operation from Lars’ house in Los Altos Hills. Jeffrey Pawlan WA6KBL won the ERP contest with 78.35 dBm(i), and Dave Fifield AD6A won the weak signal CW copying contest. Special thanks to Goran AD6IW for all of these nice photos.

 

Call Sign

Level dB

ERP dBm

ERP KiloWatt

 

 

 

 

wa6kbl

-56

78.35

68.391

w6qi

-58.5

75.85

38.459

ad6iw

-61

73.35

21.627

ad6a

-62.5

71.85

15.311

aa6ha

-68

66.35

4.315

n5xsa

-74

60.35

1.084

ref

-80

54.35

0.272

k6mgm

-81

53.35

0.216

n6kj

-84

50.35

0.108

n9jim

-87

47.35

0.054

k6qg

-95

39.35

0.009

kf6kvg

-100

34.35

0.003

kb8vao  

0.000

 

 

w6by

0.000

 

 

Note: Reference was 32.25 dbm into a 22.1 db horn

Note: 12.4 Km path from Canada college to Lars house = 134.63 db path loss

 

 

Photos


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Looking toward Lars’ house

 

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Steve’s (KB8VAO) rig

 

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Side view of the gang

 

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Kevin (N5XSA) et al.

 

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Norm N6JV

 

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Norm (N6JV) & Lyle (K6QG) rigs

 

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Dave’s (AD6A) rig

 

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Kelly N6KJ with Denny K6MGM

 

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Rex KK6MK and W6QI, all smiles!

 

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Kelly N6KJ tuning

 

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John AA6HA enjoying the sunshine

 

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Bob’s (KF6KVG) Rig

 

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Bob KF6KVG and Will W0EOM, discussing mmWave ops

 

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W6QI’s metal monster next to Jeffrey WA6KBL

 

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Jeffrey’s 2’ dish in action

 

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Jeffrey’s rig, close-up

 

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Jeffrey’s rig, back view

 

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Goran’s (AD6IW) nicely built rig

 

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Kelly N6KJ taking a break

 

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Dave’s (AD6A) Antenna in the Sky

 

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Dave’s (AD6A) operating position

 

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Kevin’s (N5XSA rig)

 

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Steve’s (KB8VAO) rig

 

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Brian W6BY et al

 

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Brian’s (W6BY) rig

 

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Norm N6JV & Jeffrey WA6KBL – waveguide talk

 

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Bob KF6KVG and two large dishes

 

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Bob’s (KF6KVG) world’s smallest 10 GHz rig?

 

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The gang

 

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Goran’s (AD6IW) rig – can you say jumper cables?

 

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Another shot of W6QI’s metal monster

 

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Sequencer?

 

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Frank W6QI setting up the reference antenna

 

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Will’s (W0EOM) rig

 

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Celebration dinner!

 

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Lars AA6IA and Gary AD6FP

 

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Feeding time