Dear Space Friends,
> After my calls I will always tune my receiver +/- 10 kHz for any answer,
> so no need to be "spot on". Peter - PA0PJE
I do the same so using my vxo 50 mW a-la "Vanguard" TX on Ge pnp
transistors GT320B (ex USSR type) and my RX is DC on 4 Ge pnp
transistors (two diodes mixer by RA3AAE Vlad Poliakov). So even my
QRPppp TX blocked receiver and I can't to check my TX frequency
exactly. Therefore after my CQ I tune RX some kHz around of 14060
looking for reply. So, don't worry to be out of zero-beat calling me.
Usually I QRV in the QRP "rendezvous" Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9.00
UTC at 14060 +/- Each QSO appreciate for my milliwatts!
P.S. Just visited ON6WJ blog page and enjoyed very much - excellent!
Deep Space Communications Center
operator on duty -
Oleg ("Mr. 72") RV3GM / KH6OB
Dear Friends,See http://on6wj-sputnik.blogspot.be/2011/10/sputnik-made-in-belgium.html for some ideas.
just inform you about Sputnik activity days in October 4 to 18. See
details at the Club 72 web - www.club72.su - "Sputnik Days" in menu.
- Sputniks - TX with old type valves (1950'th preferably), ID is series
of beep-beep-beep... in transmission
- Vanguard - TX on old Ge transistors (pnp 50'th preferably), ID is
series of "V" in transmission
- SWL - copy Sputniks and Vanguards CQs or QSOs
All operators may take a part in 2 or 3 categories at once (separate
Remind the output power of the 1'st Sputnik was 0,7 watts, but
Vanguard's TX was only 10 mW. I strongly recommend to limit power less
than 1 watt for Sputnik category and less than 100 mW for Vanguards.
That's not contest. Just for fun!
There are audio of Sputnik-1 and Vanguard-1 beacons on the page
Sputnik Days. Enjoy milliwatting, homebrewing, Space radio spirit.
If you'd like to join the Sputnik reflector (by English) send e-mail
request to the "Center of Space Communications" :-) means to my
P.S. Many thanks Jos ON6WJ for announce and assistance. Sputnik and
Vanguard ideas by Michael AA1TJ and Oleg RV3GM
Wish you all the best, 72!
Oleg "Mr. 72" RV3GM / KH6OB