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The purpose of this website is to host information about earth-moon-earth (EME) communications in the interest of helping people who are interested or just getting started in EME. 

 

Bouncing radio signals via the moon and back to earth is a real challenge. Hearing your own echoes coming back from the moon for the first time is something that every moonbouncer will remember for the rest of their life.  Satisfaction guaranteed!  

 

The information provided on this website is divided into technical and operating topics. Each band has it's own link. The information is coming from many sources around the world. Experienced moonbouncers kindly provide this information to help their fellow amateurs.

 

Moonbounce is generally speaking not done every day of the year. As the moon travels around the earth in a cycle of about 28 days different parameters tells us what days are good and what days are bad. This website will provide you with moon calendars that provide detailed information about moon data and published activity events.  

 

 

 

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A report from the Swedish EME Meeting 2013 in Örebro

 

 

Lasse SM4IVE invited 432 MHz & Up moonbouncers to the 3rd EME meeting in Örebro. The meeting toke place on 24-26 May 2013.

(picture by Ingolf Larsson, SM6FHZ)

 

Read all about it here!!

 

Video by SM6CKU (link to YouTube)

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15th INTERNATIONAL EME CONFERENCE


Cambridge: 16-18 August 2012

In 2012 Cambridge hosted the 15th International EME Conference – the first time the UK has hosted this prestigious event. Check out the website for some interesting information.

 

Click on the logo above to get to the conference website.

 

Quick link to the Noise Figure measurements at EME 2012 in Cambridge

 

 

 

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Read the report and download the presentations from the 2012 Swedish EME Meeting in Örebro!!

 

Document from the meeting:

- NF Measurements

- ENR Calibrations

 

 

 

 

Read more about it here!

 

 

 

 

Moonbouncers around the world

 

HB9BBD  Visit Dom HB9BBD to check out his shack and  his 10m dish!!

 

 

 

OK1KIR Visit OK1KIR for some "all band EME" information!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity periods »

 

Upcoming 2m CW EME activity periods

 

Dates/times  for  2014

 All times in GMT

 

Jan 18  0200-0500
Jan 18  1900-2200

 

Feb   8/9

Dubus CW EME Contest 2m/70cm

 

March 8 1030-1330

March 8 2000-2300

 

Apr 5  0900-1200
Apr 5  1900-2200

 

May 24  0230-0530
May 24 1000-1300

 

Jun 21 0100-0400
Jun 21 0900-1200

 

Jul 18  2300-0200 (July 19)
Jul 19  0800-1100

 

Aug 15 2200-0100 (Aug 16)
Aug 16 0630-0930

 

Sept, Oct, Nov - contest season


Dec 12  2200-0100 (on 13th Dec)
Dec 13  0600-0900

 

Note, December dates have been revised due to the ARRL Contest taking Place on 6/7 December 


 

144.040 - 144.060 MHz

 

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Upcoming 70cm CW EME activity periods

 

 

Dates/times  for  2014

All times in GMT

 

Jan 19  0330-0530
Jan 19  2030-2230

 

Feb 8/9 Dubus CW EME contest 2m/70cm


Apr 6 1030-1230
Apr 6 1930-2130

 

May 25 0230-0430
May 25 1100-1300

 

Jun 22 0200-0400
Jun 22 1000-1200

 

Jul 19 2330-0130 (Jul 20)
Jul 20 0830-1030

 

Aug 16 2230-0030 (Aug 17)
Aug 17 0730-0930

 

Sept, Oct, Nov - Contest season


Dec 7  0230-0430
Dec 7  1800-2000

 

423.010 - 432.030 MHz

 

 

 

 

Information about moonbounce »

 

Check out these links, you will find a lot of excellent information!

 

The W1GHZ Online Microwave Antenna Book

 

North Texas Microwave Society

 

Microwave EME by W5LUA

 

EME history by OK2KKW (1)

 

EME history by OK2KKW (2)

 

VK3UM EME Software

 

Moonbounce operating procedures

 

The Crawford hill and W2IMU technical articles

 

SM6FHZ article on 70cm feeds

 

F5SE's Moondata

 

G4DDK Preamps

 

 

Information - newsletters »

 

K2UYH 432 & Above Newsletter

 

DF2ZC 144 MHz EME Newsletter

 

 

Meetings - conferences »

 

International EME meeting in Cambridge 2012, read more here

 

Swedish EME Meeting 2011

Swedish EME Meeting 2012

Swedish EME meeting 2013 

 

France 2014

 

 

EME bands »

 

50 MHz

144 MHz

220 MHz (US)

432 MHz

900 Mhz (US)

1296 MHz

2.3 GHz

3.4 GHz

5.7 Ghz

10 Ghz

24 Ghz

48 Ghz

 

 

 

 

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