KL7UW
EME STATUS


2014 EME Contest Dates: 2014 DUBUS 2m-EME Activity Weekends: Frequency 144.040-144.060 CW Refer to the DUBUS EME Calendar for 2014. Details from SM2CEW. E-mail Logs to SM2CEW and reports to SM7WS. 2014 SSB EME Weekend: Jan.31-2200, Feb.1-2200 ...432-CW/SSB Feb.1-2200, Feb.2-2200 ...1296-CW/SSB ARI New Modes (digital) EME Contest: Rules April 12/13, 144-432-1296 MHz-2.3 GHz 2014 DUBUS EME Contest (per DL7APV Lunar Calendar) Rules: Feb. 8/9 - 2m/70cm CW/SSB Mar. 8/9 - 13cm CW/SSB Apr. 5/6 - 6cm CW/SSB May 3/4 - 9cm CW/SSB May 24/25 - 10GHz-up CW/SSB May 31/June 1 - 23cm CW/SSB 2014 DUBUS Digital 2m EME Championship: The 144 MHz Digital EME Championship is intended to encourage world-wide activity on 2m moonbounce. Each different call prefix forms a multiplier. July 19/20 (48 hours) 2m Digital only - Rules 2014 DUBUS Digital 70cm EME Championship: The 432 MHz Digital EME Championship is intended to encourage world-wide activity on 70cm moonbounce. Each different call prefix forms a multiplier. Aug. 16/17 (48 hours) 70cm Digital only - Rules ARI CW EME Contest: Rules Sept. 13/14, 144-432-1296 MHz-2.3-5.7-10 GHz 2014 ARRL EME Contests: (Rules) Oct. 11/12 13cm and up Nov. 8/9 50-1296 1st weekend Dec. 6/7 50-1296 2nd weekend VHF-Up Calendar www.vhfdx.info Make More Miles on VHF
6M EME STATUS UNDER CONSTRUCTION STATION CONFIGURATION: Elecraft K3/10 Preamp: ARR P50VDG NF=0.5 dB, Gain=22 dB ANTENNA: M2 6M6UW (6-Element Yagi), Gain=13.1 dBi TX AMPLIFIER: Harris Platinum SSPA POWER OUTPUT: 900W TX LINE LOSS: 0.85 dB (est) EIRP = 15.7 kW TX-POL: Horz 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 L144/28HP-DRX 50w, 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: W6PO-8877 POWER OUTPUT: 1300W-JT65B, 1400w-CW 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 STATION CONFIGURATION: Elecraft K3/10 TRANSVERTER: DEMI L432/28 25w, NF<1.0 DB, Gain=17 dB INTERNAL VHF Apol-LO PLL with 10-MHz OCXO Reference Preamp: WA2ODO NF = 0.07 dB, Gain = 26.4 dB ANTENNA: 4.9M DISH, Gain=24.5 dBi Dual-Dipole Feed to be constructed TX AMPLIFIER: RF Power Labs BU-150F (mounted at feed) To be installed POWER OUTPUT: 150W-JT65 TX LINE LOSS: 3.2 dB (100-foot LMR-600 + 15-foot LMR-400UF) DISH TX LINE LOSS: 0.10 dB (12-inches LMR-400) EIRP = 41 kW POL: Horz Go to 432 EME Station for more details. See my 432 EME Log (pdf).


1296-MHZ EME STATUS QRV - Ysun/cs = 16.0 dB with W2IMU feed-horn - Jan. 25, 2014 - LNA and TR relay re-installed - Jan. 24, 2014 QRT - Minor repairs needed to dish backstructure - Feb. 10, 2014 STATION CONFIGURATION: Elecraft K3/10 TRANSVERTER: DEM 1296/28H2 25W RF OUTPUT INTERNAL Apol-LO A32 PLL with 10-MHz OCXO Reference TX LINE LOSS: 6.2 dB (10-foot LMR-400 + 100-foot LMR-600 + 13-foot LMR-400UF) PREAMP: VLNA (G4DDK) NF=0.24 dB, Gain=34 dB RX LINE LOSS: 7.4 dB (125-foot LMR-400) FINAL AMPLIFIER: KJ6KO SSPA (2x BLF-1046), POWER OUTPUT= 50W (mounted at dish) 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 EIRP = 130 kW CONSTRUCTION 2009-20??: FINAL AMPLIFIER: W6PQL SSPA (4x XRF-286), POWER OUTPUT=300W Go to 1296-MHz EME Station for more details. See my 1296 EME Log (pdf).


3400-MHZ EME STATUS CONSTRUCTION PLANNED FOR 2014 STATION CONFIGURATION: Elecraft K3/10 TRANSVERTER: DEMI 144/28LP 500mw RF OUTPUT (Apol-LO VHF with OCXO Reference) TRANSVERTER: DEM 144/3456 10mW RF OUTPUT-mounted at dish (Apol-LO A32 PLL with 10-MHz Reference) To be constructed PREAMP: ASPEN TVRO LNA, NF=0.58 dB, Gain=32 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) ANTENNA: 4.9M DISH with VE4MA CP feed, Gain= 43.4 dBi To be installed EIRP = 1.5 MW Go to 3400-MHz EME Station for more details. See my 3400 EME Log (pdf).


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