2019 EME Contest Dates: Update in progress: 2019 DUBUS 2m-EME Activity Weekends: Frequency 144.040-144.060 CW Refer to the DUBUS EME Calendar for 2019. Details from SM2CEW. E-mail Logs to SM2CEW and reports to SM7WS. 2019 SSB EME Weekends: Jan18 1800utc-Jan15 1800utc...2-GHz-CW/SSB Jan19 1900utc-Jan20 1900utc... 1296-CW/SSB Details ARI EME Spring Trophy Contest Rules: May 11/12 - 144 MHz thru 10-GHz CW/SSB or MIX Mode (includes Digi) 2019 DUBUS EME Contest: 0000-2400utc CW/SSB Feb. 16/17 - 144 & 432 MHz Mar. 16/17 - 2.3 GHz Apr. 13/14 - 1.2 GHz May 11/12 - 10 GHz+ June 8/9 - 5.7 GHz June 29/30 - 3.4 GHz ARI EME Fall Trophy Contest Rules: Sept. 28/29 - 144 MHz thru 10 GHz CW/SSB or MIX Mode (includes Digi) 2019 ARRL EME Contests: 0000-2359utc CW/SSB or MIX Mode (includes Digi) Sep. 14/15 - 2.3 GHz & up Oct. 19/20 - 50-1296 MHz Nov. 16/17 - 50-1296 MHz 2019 ARRL EME Contest Log VHF-Up Calendar www.vhfdx.info Make More Miles on VHF
6M EME STATUS TESTING: DUAL-YAGI ARRAY INSTALLED Dec. 1, 2018 AZIMUTH NOT FUNCTIONAL - WAITING MAINT. STATION CONFIGURATION: Elecraft K3/10 Preamp: ARR P50VDG NF=0.5 dB, Gain=22 dB ANTENNA: TWO G0KSC 7LFA2 WOS (7-Element Yagi), Gain=15.75 dBi Driver KXPA100 produces 11w TX AMPLIFIER: Harris Platinum SSPA POWER OUTPUT: 1000W TX LINE LOSS: 0.35 dB (est) EIRP = 31.9 kW TX-POL: Horz No Elevation Go to 6m EME Station for more details. See my 6m EME Log (pdf).
2M EME STATUS QRV: STATION CONFIGURATION: Elecraft K3/10 TRANSVERTER: DEMI L144/28-DRX 28w, dual Rx: NF<1.0 DB, Gain=17 dB Vert-Pol Preamp: WA2ODO (NE-334S01) NF=0.04 dB, Gain=26.7 dB Horz-Pol Preamp: WA2ODO (NE-334S01) NF=0.05 dB, Gain=25.3 dB ANTENNA: FOUR M2 2MXPOL-20, Gain=21.3 dBi TX AMPLIFIER: W6PQL 1500W SSPA POWER OUTPUT: 1300W-JT65B, 1500w-CW, 600w-SSB TX LINE LOSS: 1.7 dB EIRP = 127 kW TX-POL: Vert, Horz Go to 2m EME Station for more details. See my 2m EME Log (pdf).

432-MHZ EME STATUS QRT-Indefinite (No plans to activate 432-eme) Go to 432 EME Station for more details. See my 432 EME Log (pdf).

1296-MHZ EME STATUS QRT - Ysun/cs = 16.0 dB with W2IMU feed-horn - Jan. 25, 2014 - Azimuth range: 54 - 324 degrees. Elevation min elev = 10 degrees to clear trees. - Troublehshooting digital pointing system after installation in main control panel. - Repairs to dish back-structure required STATION CONFIGURATION: Elecraft K3/10 TRANSVERTER: DEM 1296/28H2 20W RF OUTPUT INTERNAL Apol-LO A32 PLL with 10-MHz OCXO Reference TX LINE LOSS: 5.9 dB (10-foot LMR-400 + 100-foot LMR-600 + 13-foot LMR-400UF) PREAMP: NEW VLNA (G4DDK) NF=0.26 dB, Gain=37 dB Removed Optional 2nd Preamp: DEMI NF=1.2 dB, Gain=12 dB RX LINE LOSS: 7.4 dB (125-foot LMR-400) DRIVER AMPLIFIER: N9MIN SSPA (PTF-10021), POWER OUTPUT= 8-22W Installed March 11, 2015 FINAL AMPLIFIER: NEW W6PQL 600W SSPA To be installed DISH TX LINE LOSS: 0.36 dB (estimated 13-foot of LDF4-50 1/2-inch Heliax) ANTENNA: 4.9M DISH with circular-POL W2IMU feed, Gain= 34.5 dBi* Installed Oct. 4, 2013 EIRP = 234 kW Go to 1296-MHz EME Station for more details. See my 1296 EME Log (pdf).

3400-MHZ EME STATUS UNDER CONSTRUCTION STATION CONFIGURATION: Elecraft K3/10 TRANSVERTER-1: DEMI 144/28 TRANSVERTER-2: DEM 3400/144 40mW RF OUTPUT (Apol-LO A32 PLL) Completed Feb. 3 - To be mounted at dish PREAMP: ASPEN TVRO LNA, NF=0.57 dB, Gain=32.4 dB Tested at EME-2010 FINAL AMPLIFIER: 2X TOSHIBA AMPS, POWER OUTPUT= 80-100W(?) To be modified/installed DISH TX LINE LOSS: 0.5 dB (estimated 10-foot of LDF4-50 1/2inch Heliax) To be installed ANTENNA: 4.9M DISH with WD5AGO-built VE4MA CP feed, Gain= 42.0 dBi* Feed to be installed EIRP = 1.5 MW Go to 3400-MHz EME Station for more details. See my 3400 EME Log (pdf).

STATION CONFIGURATION: Elecraft K3/10 TRANSVERTER-1: UR3LMZ 144/28, 3w TRANSVERTER-2: DEMI 10,368/144 10mW RF OUTPUT (Apol-LO A32 PLL) to be located at dish PREAMP: DU3BC LNA, NF=0.55 dB, Gain=27 dB, WG-INPUT DRIVER: DEMI 3-3PA at +30 dBm into hybrid splitter FINAL AMPLIFIER: 2X TGA2625-CP MMIC AMPS, (Est.) POWER OUTPUT= 24W To be assembled & tested FEED LINEAR-POL HORN - ROTATABLE IN POLARIZATION - mounted to WG TR-SWITCH ANTENNA: 1.8M DISH KU-BAND Offset-feed, Gain= 41.7 dBi* to be installed EIRP = 350 KW Go to 10-GHz EME Station for more details. See my 10G EME Log (pdf).

*Note: Dish gains per VK3UM Calc for 23cm W2IMU feed, 9cm VE4MA feed, and 3cm horn feed.
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