Welcome to Moonbouncers.org

SK6OSO Radio Telescope                              SM4IVE Moonbounce parabolic dish

This page is dedicated to Earth-Moon-Earth communications, also called Moonbounce.

LA8YB (SK) 32 yagi array

Welcome »

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.  

The Rise and Rise of 6cm EME!

 

Enjoy the presentation from G3LTF Peters talk on 6cm EME at the RSGB convention. Without doubt, 6cm EME is the hottest place to be at the moment!

Listen to the 1296 MHz Moon Beacon ON0EME - moon echoes on a daily basis, all year long!

The ON0EME Moon Beacon is a technical marvel in itself, bouncing signals off the moon surface back to earth every time the moon is visible in Belgium. The idea started in Örebro Sweden during a meeting with radio amateurs interested in EME ( Earth Moon Earth ) communications.

 

On the way back home HB9BBD, ON4BCB and ON7UN discussed the possibilities and by the time they where back home the project was born. After 10 months of intensive building the 1296 MHz moonbeacon was active.

 

Check out the website at http://users.skynet.be/on0eme/ON0EME/Welcome.html

 

And there is more.. listen to the 10.368 MHz Moon Beacon DL0SHF - another beacon serving us with moon echoes

In Germany Per Dudek DK7LJ is running a moon beacon on 10.386 MHz, the 3cm EME band. This high tech beacon is providing moon echoes whenver the moon is visible in Germany.

 

More info can be found at http://sat-sh.lernnetz.de/emeE.html

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Download the presentations from the Swedish EME Meeting in Örebro 2015.

 

 

 

-----------------------------------------------------------------

 

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)

Video by SM6CKU (link to YouTube)

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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.

-----------------------------------------------------------------

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

Document from the meeting:

- NF Measurements

- ENR Calibrations

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 »

144 MHz ATP 2016

 

Jan 23 Dubus 144/432 CW Contest

Jan 24 Dubus 144/432 CW Contest

 

Feb 13 0100-0300 GMT VK to NA

Feb 13 1000-1200 GMT

Feb 13 1900-2100 GMT

 

Mar 12 0000-0200 GMT VK to NA

Mar 12 0900-1100 GMT

Mar 12 1730-1930 GMT

 

Apr 8 2300-0100 GMT (Apr 9) VK/NA

Apr 9 0730-0930 GMT

Apr 9 1530-1730 GMT

 

May 14 0400-0600 GMT VK to NA

May 14 1200-1400 GMT

May 14 2030-2230 GMT

 

Jun 4 2130-1330 GMT VK to NA

Jun 4 0500-0700 GMT

Jun 4 1300-1500 GMT

 

Jul 2 2000-2200 GMT VK to NA

Jul 2 0300-0500 GMT

Jul 2 1200-1400 GMT

 

Aug 27 0130-0430 GMT

Aug 27 0930-1130 GMT

Aug 27 1800-2000 GMT VK to NA

 

Sept 24 ARI EME Contest

Sept 25 ARI EME Contest

 

Oct 22 ARRL EME Contest

OCt 23 ARRL EME Contest

 

Nov 19 ARRL EME Contest

Nov 20 ARRL EME Contest

 

Dec 17 0430-0630 GMT

Dec 17 1300-1500 GMT VK to NA

Dec 17 2100-2300 GMT

 

 

144.040 - 144.060 MHz

------------------------------------------------

Upcoming 70cm CW EME activity periods

 

432 MHz ATP 2016

 

Jan 23 Dubus 144/432 CW Contest

Jan 24 Dubus 144/432 CW Contest

 

Feb 14 0200-0400 GMT VK to NA

Feb 14 1100-1300 GMT

Feb 14 1900-2100 GMT

 

 

Mar 13 0100-0300 GMT VK to NA

Mar 13 0930-1130 GMT

Mar 13 1800-2000 GMT

 

Alternatively due to 23cm contest on March 13

Mar 19 0630-0830 GMT VK to NA

Mar 19 1500-1700 GMT

Mar 19 2300-0100 GMT (Mar 20)

 

 

Apr 10 0000-0200 GMT VK to NA

Apr 10 0830-1030 GMT

Apr 10 1630-1830 GMT

 

May 15 0430-0630 GMT VK to NA

May 15 1330-1530 GMT

May 15 2000-2200 GMT

 

Jun 5 2230-0030 GMT (Jun 6) VK/NA

Jun 5 0600-0800 GMT

Jun 5 1400-1600 GMT

 

Jul 3 2100-2300 GMT VK to NA

Jul 3 0400-0600 GMT

Jul 3 1300-1500 GMT

 

Aug 28 0200-0400 GMT

Aug 28 1000-1200 GMT

Aug 28 1900-2100 GMT VK to NA

 

Sept 24 ARI EME Contest

Sept 25 ARI EME Contest

 

Oct 22 ARRL EME Contest

OCt 23 ARRL EME Contest

 

Nov 19 ARRL EME Contest

Nov 20 ARRL EME Contest

 

Dec 18 0530-0730 GMT

Dec 18 1330-1530 GMT VK to NA

Dec 18 2130-2330 GMT

423.010 - 432.050 MHz

Information about moonbounce »

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

Information - newsletters »

Meetings - conferences »

EME bands »

Moonbouncers.org © 2016