VE2ZAZ
Earth-Moon-Earth (EME) Setup and Activity Logbook
Grid Square location: FN25bk

I am looking forward to EME QSOs.  Please contact me via email for a 1296 MHz or a 432 MHz EME schedule.

My current 1296 EME radio setup is:
Rig:
TS-2000x (modified for separate Tx and Rx lines)
Amp: Cellular brick converted to 1296MHz (~35 W output)
Preamp: 34dB Gain, < 0.5dB NF (dual ATF54143-based), home-made
Antenna: 3,2m TVRO dish and VE4MA feed (~31 dBi Gain), home-made
Feedline: Andrew LDF5-50 Heliax (Tx), Andrew LDF4-50 Heliax4 (Rx)
Steering: Az-over-El, two actuators, custom Control hardware and software
TR Sequencer: "At Last" Sequencer (VE2ZAZ)

Here is a video describing my 3.2m dish setup for 1296 EME.



1296 MHz EME Activity Log
Last updated 12/04/2012
QSO
#
Station
Grid Square
Date
Time (UTC)
Freq.
Mode
Tx Pwr
Sig.
Report
Tx/Rx
QSL Out
QSL In
1
K1RQG FN54
22/11/2010 04:15
1296.060
CW
22W
O/O
X

2
PY2BS GG66 04/12/2010 14:25
1296.065
JT65C
22W
-24/-9


3
ES6RQ KO28 12/12/2010 19:35
1296.070
JT65C 22W
-25/-16
X
X
4
VE7BBG
CN88 12/12/2010 21:50 1296.070 JT65C 22W -28/-23

5
K2UYH
FN20 18/12/2010 01:39
1296.070 JT65C 22W -19/-10


6
K2UYH FN20 18/12/2010 02:00 1296.020 CW 22W O/O


7
G4CCH
IO93 19/12/2010 00:05
1296.080 JT65C 22W -20/-9


8
PA3FXB
JO33
09/01/2011
16:30
1296.065
JT65C
22W
-25/-19
X
X
9
YO8BCF
KN36
09/01/2011 16:50 1296.065 JT65C 22W -26/-16

10
OZ4MM
JO55
09/01/2011 17:05 1296.015 CW 22W M/O

11
PA0BAT
JO31
09/01/2011 19:55 1296.070 JT65C 22W -23/-15

12
OK1DFC
JN79
15/01/2011
22:50 1296.070
JT65C
22W
-18/-9


13
UA3PTW
KO93 15/01/2011 23:08 1296.070 JT65C 22W ?/-19


14
PA7JB
JO22 15/01/2011 23:25 1296.070 JT65C 22W -24/-16


15
DL6SH
JN48
16/01/2011 00:52 1296.070 JT65C 22W -28/-12


16
AL7RT
BP64
16/01/2011 01:48 1296.070 JT65C 22W -25/-17


17
LU8ENU
GF05
20/01/2011 03:01
1296.065
JT65C 22W
-29/-20


18
VE7BBG
CN89
06/02/2011 18:55
1296.060 JT65C 22W
-26/-21


19
W3HMS
FN10
27/05/2011
11:00
1296.065 JT65C 75W
-24/-19 X X
20
OK1CA
JO70 05/06/2011
20:37
1296.021
CW
100W
549/559
X X
21
OK1DFC
JN79
05/06/2011
20:45
1296.022
CW
100W
559/579
X X
22
OZ4MM
JO55
05/06/2011
20:05
1296.022
CW
100W
559/449


23
DL0SHF
JO54
30/07/2011 14:58
1296.070 JT65C 75W -16/-7


24
OZ4MM JO55 31/07/2011 15:00
1296.018 CW
100W 449/559


25
G4CCH IO93 31/07/2011 17:24
1296.021 CW
100W
559/579

26
DL0SHF JO54 31/07/2011 15:10
1296.022 CW 100W 539/579


27
LX1DB
JN39
31/07/2011 17:15
1296.018 CW 100W 559/559


28
OZ4MM JO55 28/08/2011 12:45
1296
CW 100W 549/559


29
DL6SH
JN48 28/08/2011 13:30 1296
CW
100W
O/O

30
OZ4MM
JO55 23/10/2011
11:37
1296.029
CW
100W
539/579


31
I1NDP
JN45 23/10/2011 12:40
1296.009
CW
100W
559/579


32
K1JT
FN20
23/10/2011 13:00
1296.020
CW
100W
559/579


33
N2UO
FM06
23/10/2011 13:33
1296.021
CW
100W
549/569


34
G4CCH
IO93 23/10/2011 13:07
1296.029
CW
100W
?/589


35
N4PZ
EN52
09/11/2011
01:30
1296.020
CW
100W
O/O


36
W4OP
EM85
09/11/2011 02:35
1296.016
CW
100W
O/O














My current 432 EME radio setup is:
Rig:
TS-790A (modified for separate Tx and Rx lines)
Amp: AM-6155 converted to 432MHz (~350 W in CW, ~225W in JT65)
Preamp: 20dB Gain, < 0.3dB NF (ATF54143-based), home-made
Antenna: 4 x 13 element DK7ZB Yagi array (~20 dBd Gain), home-made
Feedline: Andrew LDF4-50 Heliax (Tx), RG-214 (Rx)
Feedline Splitter: 4:1 Air dielectric round/square coaxial transformer, home-made
Rotor: Hy-Gain Tailtwister (azimuth), Yaesu G-550 (elevation)
TR Sequencer: "At Last" Sequencer (VE2ZAZ)


On the right is the 4 x 13 element DK7ZB Yagi array (all home-made) I use for my EME contacts.

Below are a few reception audio samples taken during the 2008 ARRL EME competition. These stations have large dishes and are QRO.
HB9Q_EME_Sample.wav        OZ4MM_EME_Sample.wav

Click on the Picture to enlarge it

Here is a video of my first EME contact. This was with HB9Q.


432 MHz EME Activity Log
Last updated 09/07/2009
QSO #
Station
Grid Square
Date
Time (UTC)
Frequency
Mode
Tx Pwr
Antenna
QSL Out
QSL In
1
HB9Q
JN47 15/03/2008 16:00+
432.077
JT65B
80W
13 elem
X
X
2
K2UYH FN20 29/06/2008 12:00+ 432.048
JT65B 35W
4x13elem
X
X
3
K1RQG FN54 29/08/2008 10:00+ 432.020
CW 35W
4x13elem
X

4
DL7APV JO62 18/10/2008 00:55+
432 JT65B 100W 4x13elem X X
5
HB9Q JN47 18/10/2008 01:30+
432.077
JT65B 100W 4x13elem

6
K3MF
FM19 19/10/2008 13:35+
432.065 JT65B
100W
4x13elem

7
KE2N
FM18 19/10/2008 13:55+
432
JT65B 100W 4x13elem

8 I1NDP
JN45
08/11/2008
20:45+
432
JT65B 225W
4x13elem

9
K2UYH
FN20
08/11/2008
22:10+
432 JT65B 225W 4x13elem

10 WA4NJP
EM84
09/11/2008
02:45+
432 JT65B 225W 4x13elem

11 WA4NJP
EM84
10/11/2008
03:30+
432 JT65B 225W 4x13elem

12 W7AMI
DN13
13/11/2008
02:13+
432 JT65B 225W 4x13elem

13 DL7APV
JO62 15/11/2008
00:25
432 CW 350W
4x13elem

14 HB9Q
JN47 15/11/208
03:15
432 CW 350W 4x13elem

15 OH2PO
KP10
16/11/2008
00:12
432 CW 350W 4x13elem

16 I1NDP
JN45
16/11/2008
01:15
432 CW 350W 4x13elem

17 OZ4MM
JO55 16/11/2008
03:54
432 CW 350W 4x13elem X X
18
KL6M
BP51 22/11/2008 17:30+
432.020
CW 350W 4x13elem

19
K2UYH FN20 13/12/2008 02:50+ 432.070 JT65B 200W
4x13elem


20
DL7APV JO62 14/12/2008 01:25+
432.063 JT65B 200W 4x13elem

21
I1NDP
JN45
14/12/2008 03:39+
432.061
JT65B 200W
4x13elem

22
WA4NJP
EM84
14/12/2008 03:52+
432.059 JT65B 200W 4x13elem

23
DF3RU JN59 04/01/2009
18:30+
432
CW 300W
4x13elem X X
24
SM2CEW
KP15 04/01/2009
20:30+
432.017
CW 300W
4x13elem

25
I1NDP
JN45
05/01/2009
20:45+
432.073
JT65B 200W
4x13elem

26
I1NDP
JN45
05/01/2009
21:35
432.017
CW 300W 4x13elem

27
VE6TA
DO33
07/01/2009
02:20
432.025
CW 325W 4x13elem

28
UA3PTW
KO93
08/01/2009 20:45
432.073 JT65B 200W 4x13elem

29
DL9KR
JO40 10/01/2009
22:00
432.025
CW
300W
4x13elem X
X
30
OK1DFC
JN79
10/01/2009 22:30 432.025 CW 300W 4x13elem

31
K2UYH
FN20
11/01/2009 01:15 432.048 CW 300W 4x13elem

32
WA4NJP
EM84 11/01/2009 01:15 432.048 CW 300W 4x13elem

33
G3LTF
IO91 31/01/2009 17:30 432.045 CW 300W 4x13elem

34
VK3UM
QF22
01/02/2009 02:00 432.018 CW 300W 4x13elem X
X
35
PI9CAM
JO32
08/02/2009 01:35 432.064 JT65B 200W 4x13elem

36
K1RQG FN54 07/03/2009 02:45 432.010 CW 300W 4x13elem

37
K3MF FM19
07/03/2009 03:05 432 JT65B 200W 4x13elem

38
NC1I
FN32
07/03/2009 22:40 432.010 CW 300W 4x13elem

39 DK3WG JO72 28/03/2009 15:40 432 JT65B 200W 4x13elem X
X
40
JA6AHB
PM53
31/03/2009 02:40
432
JT65B
200W
4x13elem

41 K1RQG FN54 04/04/2009 02:12 432.017 CW 300W 4x13elem

42
OZ4MM
JO55 04/04/2009 21:25
432 CW 350W 4x13elem

43
K2UYH
FN20
04/04/2009 21:25 432
JT65B 200W 4x13elem

44
G4RGK
IO91
20/06/2009 12:20 432.054
JT65B 200W 4x13elem

45
K7XQ
CM97
21/06/2009 19:50 432.067
JT65B 200W 4x13elem

46
K7XQ
CM97
16/08/2009 14:10 432.070
JT65B 200W 4x13elem

47
DL7APV JO62 16/08/2009 14:25 432.062
JT65B 200W 4x13elem

48
K2UYH
FN20
16/08/2009 15:06 432.070
JT65B 200W 4x13elem

49
K3MF
FM19 05/10/2009 01:30 432.066
JT65B 200W 4x13elem