Microwave_Activity_Days...what the hell is that?
Well, what it is, is a once-per-month opportunity for you to get on the air, and work some stations on UHF(432) es above.
We have instigated a successful plan to get some activity going on the first Saturday, and the following Monday of each month.
Saturday activity hours are 0800 to 1200 local time, and Monday hours are 1900 to 2300 local time. This gives many guys a chance to get on for at least one of these days each month, and hear some signals-make some noise. This latter aspect is particularly important...GET ON and MAKE SOME NOISE!!! No one will know you are there at all, if you don't speak up. We have been successful coordinating on 144.260 MHz USB.
It's a great way for you to see if your new microwave gizmo is putting out/sucking in the appropriate signalz, waves, and uV/m.
It's a great way for you to make sure that you haven't sucked 5 gallons of "black-hole" water into your feedlines over the winter.
It's a great way for you to meet some new faces on the USA microwave scene.
It's a great way for you to work some new gridz.
It's a great way to see if your microwave-moonraker antenna system is still coupling to the ether.
It's a great way to find out who's got a new shiny BIG SIGNAL on the bands, where you previously heard nada...
So what are you waiting for...JUST DO IT!!! MAKE SOME NOISE!!! ...don't be shy, fire that rig up, and call CQ~~!!
Fire up your microwave stuff, be heard, and see how things are playing.
If you are on the east coast...there's a side benefit to getting on on Monday evenings...the Packrats 432 net is at 2100 local time on 432.110 MHz, and you can stumble into even more action than you had planned, by sticking around 'til net time. You can also check into the Packrats 903 net at 2130, and find a bunch of guys to try higher bands with. Let's face, it...Saturday is great, cause some guys can get out on mountaintops in the daylight, but Monday nite is also super-cool, cause you can find even more microwave enthusiasts, like yerself, to amaze yerself with. What's not to like...eh?
Turn on, tune in, and lock-on...the 1st Saturday of each new month...and the following Monday nite...BE THERE!!
Here's a small sample of what I worked from FM09ur (Sideling Hill Exhibit Area) during the last session...
AA2UK FM29pn 903, 1296, 10GHz
WA3PTV FM19av 10 GHz (LOUD!!)
W3HMS FM19av 2304 MHz, 24 GHz (CW, SSB, es NBFM!!)
WA3ZKR FM19ng 432, 903, 1296, 2304 MHz, 10 GHz
WA3EOQ FM09jo 432, 1296 MHz
.....if this was any more fun, it would be illegal...hi