MAMS Activity Reports
14 July 2006 10 GHz W4DEX rain scatter contact with W4ZRZ
Jimmy and I just completed our initial 10 GHz contact via rain scatter. I'm sure Jimmy is QRV for more.
14 July 2006 10 GHz W4DEX rain scatter contact with K8TQK
After several previous unsuccessful attempts, last evening Bob, K8TQK, and I made our initial 10 GHz contact via rain scatter.
11 July 2006 10 GHz K4TO reports rain scatter contact with W4ZRZ
"I just completed a QSO with W4ZRZ in EM63rt from EM77wx on 10.3681 ghz. We worked via CW and SSB with 55 and 53 signals on rainscatter. The headings we used were very close to the direct path with a scattering angle of 178.4 degrees. The direct distance between us is 317.95 miles. This is a personal best for me on 10 ghz."
(This is probably the first Kentucky to Alabama 10 GHz contact. W4DEX)
1 July 2006 "Microwave Activity Day"
W2RG operating from EM78tx starting approx. 9:15 EDT.
10368 K4EFD EM78 ~89 miles
10368 K8TQK EM89 ~60 miles
10368 K9AYA EM79 ~32 miles
5760 K4EFD EM78
5760 K8TQK no luck
5760 K9AYA EM79
3456 K4EFD EM78
3456 K8TQK EM89
3456 K9AYA EM79
1296 K4EFD EM78
1296 K8TQK EM89
3456 W9SZ EM69 ~128 miles
5760 W9SZ EM69
10368 W9SZ no luck
1296 W9SZ EM69
NE8I operating from QTH Grid EN82jm Beverly Hills Mi
K8MD EN82, KB8U EN71, WA8RJF EN91, NQ2O FN12
W9SZ, EM78txI think this must have been the most active MAD ever in this area (Cincinnati ± many miles). It was certainly my first as a rover, and I loved it. From EM78tx, I had contacts on various bands 1296 through 10368 with K4EFD, K9AYA, K8TQK, and W9SZ. Also heard 2-m activity from W4DEX,WA4DFS, KB8U and others, but my microwave path to them was tooobstructed.
K4EFD, operating portable from EM78bk near Borden, IndianaArrived there about 7:30AM. K4TO was having IF rig problems so was unable to work him. Worked K8TQK over a 153 mile path on all bands from903 MHz to 10 GHz.Signals were 2-3 S units above normal due to enhancement. Fog was lying in the valleys and there was a slight overcast butsun was still beaming through. Worked W2RG near Alexandria, Kentucky over an 87 mile path on 1.2, 3.4, 5.7 and 10 GHz. Heard KB8U booming in on 2 meters and tried to work him over a 251 mile path on 10 GHz but was unsuccessful. Tried to work W9SZ over a 99 mile path on 3.4 and 5.7 GHz path but no luck. Traveled over to the other side of the hill and worked WA4DFS on Mount Mitchell over a 265 mile path on 10 GHz. Ed had been patiently waiting for me to show up 3 hours late. Ed and I have consistently worked the path from Mitchell to Louisville many times. This was about the 6th time. Path analysis shows this path to be almost line of sight. Suspended operations at about 2PM.