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[*] posted on 1-3-2019 at 03:02 PM


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What do you mean, you have it?


We planted the cache in the desert.




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[*] posted on 1-3-2019 at 04:50 PM


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OK, but why did you call yourself Dick Dorkin? LOL :lol:


A pseudonym. Worthy of a (boring) discussion around a campfire some day.




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[*] posted on 1-3-2019 at 05:27 PM


I like 'StuckSucks' better!



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[*] posted on 8-13-2019 at 12:25 PM


Hi, we still waiting for the next finder. It will be not so difficulty to find this geocache. Of course the way itself to this place is maby the challenge. Many greatings to all of you from bajagerman in the distant Germany.

You may read the full story about the solar project Sonntlan at Las Barrancas
Baja California under www.dj7wl.darc.de/Sontlan.html

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[*] posted on 8-16-2019 at 05:49 AM


At Youtube you will find now a video: https://youtu.be/A210bOGgVmU
There is also a comment in english language in addition to this video.
Due to logistic purposes the Radio Link has been the first part of the project Sonntlan. One year later i have been again at Baja California.
To this time the Solar Project has been ready for full use. Details you will find under: www.dj7wl.darc.de/Sontlan.html
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[*] posted on 8-16-2019 at 07:24 PM


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Due to logistic purposes the Radio Link has been the first part of the project Sonntlan. One year later i have been again at Baja California.
That must have been a fun project! Too bad the Mexican government dropped the ball after you guys left. :no:

How did you point the Yagis on the repeater site mast? Could you see Cd. Constitución from there?




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[*] posted on 8-19-2019 at 01:37 AM


Hi lencho,
have been tree times at Baja California. First time for site survey,second time for installation and setting up, and the following year for small updates and readjusting. for the planning time in front of the project i had only very poor geomaps of this area. Typically i use for a radio-link a frequency of 7 GHz, but therefore you need a free line of sight. Not possible to use it here. So I make the decision to use a frequency in the 2 m range. This frequency is not so sensitive about obstacles in the line of sight. From top of the mast you can´t see either Las Barranca as well as Cd. Constitucion. For the pointing of the Yagis I only use a compass. But finally it works fine, telefon and data telemetry always good between Las Barrancas and Germany.
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[*] posted on 8-19-2019 at 07:17 AM


Will you ever go back to Baja California?



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[*] posted on 8-19-2019 at 10:13 AM


Hi David,
it makes not much sense to go again to Baja California due to the fact nothing is left from the 90 Millions DM project. Each year I have been at Baja California I visited my friend Bob at San Diego but he is now ill as well as also his husband. He was working for a company Ametek Strazza at San Diego and we work together at a special doppler sonar system for huge tankships as well as for military purposes. But general I like the area there and also the people have been always kind to me.
Whats about if you are there next time to find the geocache. :D
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[*] posted on 8-19-2019 at 10:18 AM


hey "what3words" that mister pisto posted works for geocaching too!

https://www.geocachingtoolbox.com/index.php?lang=en&page...
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[*] posted on 8-19-2019 at 10:43 AM


Ok if you like to find the Sonntlan geocache here is the 3 Words position

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[*] posted on 8-19-2019 at 12:34 PM


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For the pointing of the Yagis I only use a compass.
I am impressed. Those antennas look like they had a pretty narrow beamwidth. :yes:

Were you able to do final pointing using signal strength?




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[*] posted on 8-19-2019 at 09:04 PM


We went to the top of the relay hill in April of 2016 and also planted the geocache. Not much left on the hill. Here is the trip report go down about 1/3 for the pictures.

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[*] posted on 8-20-2019 at 02:32 AM


Hi lencho, pointing with the yagis is not so critical, we pointing only by compass and as i remember me fine adjustment has been not necessary. The distance from relay to Ciudad Constitucion 70 KM and relay to Las Barrancas 55 KM.

Of course if you use a 7 GHz dish antenna fine pointing is absolutely neccessary. This below is a dish for 7 GHz, it was a project i have done Sudan/Afrika

Dish 7 GHz.jpg - 89kB

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[*] posted on 8-20-2019 at 02:55 AM


TMW is my hero, he and his crew finally visited the radio hill as well placed the geocache.

the full story about the project Sonntlan you may read at:
www.dj7wl.darc.de/Sontlan.html in english language.

Also i placed a link for the video produced by a analog camera here:
https://youtu.be/A210bOGgVmU
There are a english comments, spoken by me.

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