Today the Moon is 4 days away from perigee - Moon distance today was 376300 km at our Moon rise which was at 05H30 UTC i.e. 07H30 SAST

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Good morning EME NEWS FROM THE SHACK OF ZS6OB SUNDAY
19th AUGUST

2012

Conditions during the past week have been challenging with a large percentage of vertical to
horizontal polarisation and vice versa


Friday was new noon
-

EME stations experienced lots

of sun
noise for most of the week as a result.

Today the Moon is 4 days away from perigee
-

Moon distance today was 376300 km

at our Moon rise which was at 05H30 UTC i.e. 07H30 SAST

Moon Declination is presently at 10 degrees [north of the equator]

Degra
dation has been fair during the past few days. Conditions from ZS during the past week have
been predominantly horizontal. Degradation today is good

There has been some activity from ZS


Andre ZS2BK & ZS6OB

Dick ZS6BUN has been putting his newly acquired
2 meter amp “THE BALKAN” through its paces
and from the grin on his face it must be performing beyond expectations


INTERNATIONAL EME CONFERENCE 2012

The International EME conference took place from 16 to18th August 2012 from Cambridge in Britain

As the ti
tle suggests it will focus on moon bounce communications, but also has applications for
those interested in other forms of weak signal DX communications.



ICOM sent two representatives and their range of high end Amateur Radio equipment including
the
IC
-
9100H all in one HF,VHF,UHF transceiver that not only covers HF, 6M, 2M, 70 CM Amateur
radio bands , but also a variety of operating modes , dual band simultaneous reception and
importantly for the conference, satellite operation




ICOM support Water
s & StantonSponsorship at the EME conference

ICOM have supported WATERS & STANTON who was the official sponsors of the conference

Presentations
:

Various presentations were delivered during the conference
-

have a look at their website

Alex Artrieda HB9DRI


The IQ + dual channel receiver


a practical implementation against Faraday
rotation

Charlie Suckling G3WDG


Application of GaN transistors to SSPA for EME.

Joe Taylor K1JT


MAP65 software
-

an all new version of MAP65

And many more


EME STATION GB2EM
E
:

Many stations completed EME QSO’s with GB2EME the official EME station at the EME conference

Conditions were very challenging because of the new moon conditions and high sun noise

ZS6OB send screen shots of their EME QSO to John at the conference to be

displayed at the
conference.

John used 4 by 17 element 2 meter yagis and QRO


EME DX EXPEDITION NEWS



DXCC: EW: Belarus; square KO32

-

KO42;


The EW expedition to Belarus after experiencing some difficulty in obtaining a licence have been on the air
during the past week with good signals


Anatoly and Alex operated from both KO42 and KO32 on EME
and MS and many EME stations now have Belarus in the log.

ZS6OB now have both locators and a new DXCC in the log


DXCC: OX: GREENLAND
square:
HP15


Bo has st
opped operating Saturday after his Moonset and may be active again later this year

BO arrived home safely.



DXCC: D6: Comoros; start 2012
-
08
-
01 **

6 meters EME

The team are active from the Comoros and will
be QRV

on 6 meters until the 20
th

August


Many stations from ZS were active this morning on 6, 4 and 2 meters MS and EME

Remember to

turn your antennas to the moon and look on a frequency of 143.049 it will be
possible to monitor EME propagation
-

you may be surprized to hear the strong signals fr
om the
GRAVES Radar station in France in JN27SI


you will see a dotted line on the WSJT screen


decodes will have no information but you will be able to see the signal strength that you are
receiving and many times the signal will be audible

It is also a

great tool to see when signals off the moon are V or H

Log into
LiveCQ

[
Go to Google and follow the links
]
LiveCQ

will display a list of many stations
active on the moon at that time with information of their frequencies, signal strength and polarity.

You

may also post information that you are decoding in the spotters list

If you have any news that may be of interest about activities or achievements please send me an

e mail to my e mail address


If you need any information on how to get active on the Moon

via EME feel free to contact me

082 4477 823

or on my e mail address
-

pienaarja@gmail.com

This EME and VHF news bulletin will also be posted on the PARC radio club website


Have a fun week see you on the moon

7
3 de ZS6OB