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

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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.  

The 2017 Swedish EME meeting was again held in Örebro on May 20-21. As previous meetings, this was yet another success!

 

Moonbouncers enjoyed a fascinating set of presentations about detailed aspects of EME as well as enjoying the opportunity to meet, greet and discuss with old friends.

 

The thanks of everyone go to Lars SM4IVE for organising the event and to all the presenters and supporters.

 

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

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

 

 

 

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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)

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.

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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

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 2017

 

14 Jan 0400-0600 GMT EU/NA

14 Jan 2000-2200 GMT EU/VK

 

Feb Dubus CW 144/432MHz

 

11 Mar 0100-0300 GMT EU/NA

11 Mar 1800-2000 GMT EU/VK

 

1 Apr 0930-1130 GMT EU/VK

1 Apr 1830-2030 GMT EU/NA

 

29 Apr 0800-1000 GMT EU/VK

29 Apr 1700-1900 GMT EU/NA

 

27 May 0700-0900 GMT EU/VK

27 May 1600-1800 GMT EU/NA

 

17 Jun 0200-0400 GMT EU/VK

17 Jun 0730-0930 GMT EU/NA

 

22 Jul 0500-0700 GMT EU/VK

22 Jul 1300-1500 GMT EU/NA

 

19 Aug 0300-0500 GMT EU/VK

19 Aug 1200-1400 GMT EU/NA

 

Sept ARI EME Trophy

 

Oct ARRL EME 50-1296MHZ

 

Nov ARRL EME 50-1296MHz

2 Dec 0030-0230 GMT EU/NA

2 Dec 1700-1900 GMT EU/VK

 

 

144.040 - 144.060 MHz

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Upcoming 70cm CW EME activity periods

 

432 MHz ATP 2017

 

15 Jan 0400-0600 GMT EU/NA

15 Jan 2000-2200 GMT EU/VK

 

Feb Dubus CW 144/432MHz

 

12 Mar 0100-0300 GMT EU/NA

12 Mar 1800-2000 GMT EU/VK

 

2 Apr 1000-1200 GMT EU/VK

2 Apr 1900-2100 GMT EU/NA

 

30 Apr 0800-1000 GMT EU/VK

30 Apr 1800-2000 GMT EU/NA

 

28 May 0730-0930 GMT EU/VK

28 May 1700-1900 GMT EU/NA

 

18 Jun 0200-0400 GMT EU/VK

18 Jun 0830-1030 GMT EU/NA

 

23 Jul 0500-0700 GMT EU/VK

23 Jul 1430-1630 GMT EU/NA

 

20 Aug 0400-0600 GMT EU/VK

20 Aug 1300-1500 GMT EU/NA

 

Sept ARI EME Trophy

 

Oct ARRL EME 50-1296MHZ

 

Nov ARRL EME 50-1296MHz

3 Dec 0100-0300 GMT EU/NA

3 Dec 1700-1900 GMT EU/VK

423.010 - 432.050 MHz

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