This is the old "N1BUG Web" site which ceased operation in 2006 due to illness. These files are provided here for reference but some information may be out of date. I will attempt to update and modernize as time allows but please don't expect miracles. I have more important things to do, such as continuing to work on my health.
Last updated 3 March 2013
8/6/01 6/8/01 01/8/6 ..... All refer to the same day?! But what day? [2001-08-06]
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|F2 (looking for author)||50 MHz|
|Ionospheric Scatter||1200 miles||50 and 144 MHz|
|Field Aligned Irregularities (FAI)||1400 miles||50 and 144 MHz|
|Auroral E||1400 miles||50 and 144 MHz|
|Sporadic E||1400 miles||50 through 222 MHz|
|Aurora||1200 miles||50 through 432 MHz|
|Meteor Scatter||1400 miles||50 through 432 MHz|
|EME (Moonbounce)||worldwide||50 through 10368 MHz|
More coming soon...
looking for authors...
Map of contacts vs. time for the 144 MHz Es opening of 1999-06-26.
|Using 75 ohm CATV Hardline on VHF. It's cheap and it works!|
|Simple 144 MHz 4CX1000A. Schematic and Parts List for my old 2 meter amplifer from the 1990's.|
|The AM-912 Amplifier on 144 and 222. Inexpensive 300W for two bands.|
|The Weak-Signal Capability of the Human Ear. Paper on how weak an EME signal a good CW operator can copy, by Ray Soifer, W2RS.|
|Getting Started in EME. Equipment and operating techniques for moonbounce.|
|Polarization of EME Signals: How To Succeed More Often.|
|What is MaxNR?. MAXNR.DOC file from Z-Track distribution (in HTML form).|
|EA8FF 432 cross yagis with open tube feed. A very interesting EME system.|
|Simple Elevation Readout for EME. Inexpensive and can also be used for azimuth!|
|Elevation Drive Using a Linear Actuator. My old elevation drive from a few years ago.|
|Download RF Toolbox (DOS). Noise figure, attenuators, VSWR calculations, and more.|
|Download QSO.BAS (requires GWBASIC). An initials tracking program by WB9UWA. Tracks both CW and JT44 initials.|
|Download EME SNR Spreadsheet by AL7EB (based on original by DF9CY). Excel spreadsheet calculates system noise figurre, system sensitivity, and EME path signal to noise ratio.|
|Laser DX. Getting started in laser DXing. Overview, equipment, and operating information.|
|If you are looking for Windows, Macintosh, or Linux EME software, I recommend MoonSked by David Anderson, GM4JJJ. Z-Track remains available for those seeking EME software for DOS.|
MMSS/N1BUG Ham Software
Z-Track 3.08 and 3.21 Personal EME Manager
WAS Manager 1.0 Worked All States Database
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