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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


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 

 

ATP 2015

144 MHz

 

3 Jan 0000-0300 GMT

3 jan 1430-1730 GMT

 

Jan 31 - Feb 1 Dubus 144/432 MHz contest

 

28 Feb 1200-1500 GMT

28 Feb 2200-0100 GMT (Mar 1)

 

28 Mar 1130-1430 GMT

28 Mar 2030-2330 GMT

 

25 Apr 1030-1330 GMT

25 Apr 1900-2200 GMT

 

16 May 0330-0630 GMT

16 May 1130-1430 GMT

 

13 Jun 0200-0500 GMT

13 Jun 1030-1330 GMT

 

11 Jul 0030-0330 GMT

11 Jul 0900-1200 GMT

 

7 Aug 2330-0230 GMT (8 Aug)

8 Aug 0800-1100 GMT

 

Dates and times for September, October, November and December to be decided when contest dates are presented.

 

 

 

144.040 - 144.060 MHz

 

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Upcoming 70cm CW EME activity periods

 

 

Dates/times  for  2014

All times in GMT

 

Dec 7  0230-0430
Dec 7  1800-2000

 

 

ATP 2015 - 432 MHz

 

4 Jan 0030-0230 GMT

4 jan 1600-1800 GMT

 

Jan 31 - Feb 1 144/432 MHz contest

 

28 Feb 2300-0100 GMT (Mar 1)

1 Mar 1400-1600 GMT

 

29 Mar 1300-1500 GMT

29 Mar 2130-2330 GMT

 

26 Apr 1130-1330 GMT

26 Apr 2030-2230 GMT

 

17 May 0430-0630 GMT

17 May 1300-1500 GMT

 

14 Jun 0300-0500 GMT

14 Jun 1200-1400 GMT

 

12 Jul 0130-0330 GMT

12 Jul 1030-1230 GMT

 

9 Aug 0000-0200 GMT

9 Aug 1000-1200 GMT

 

Dates and times for September, October, November and December to be decided when contest dates are presented.

 

 

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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