Lunar Weekend Calendar 2016/17

by DL7APV

2400_Sat/ 0000 Sun

Decl/deg

Loss

(dB)

Sun offset/

Temp

432

libration

contest dates & meetings

Comments

 

Expeditions on 432 or up

Moon

at my qth (UT)

Nov 05/06

-18,4

-2,0

-68

50

-

Eu VHF CW Tropo

Day (AM)

 

12-20

Nov 12/13

+6,7

+0,1

-155

30

-

24GHz activity weekend

Night

 

16-04

Nov 19/20

+14,4

-1,0

106

15

+/-

ARRL II 50-1296 MHz

Day (PM)

E44CM

22-11

Nov 26/27

-10,7

-2,4

29

35

-

 

Day (PM)

 

05-14

Dec 03/04

-17,4

-2,0

-51

35

-

 

Day (AM)

 

11-19

Dec 10/11

+9,0

-0,1

-136

30

-

 

Night

 

14-03

Dec 17/18

+12,9

-0,8

125

20

+/-

Sun 5:30-7:30 & 21:30-23:30

Day (PM)

 

21-10

Dec 24/25

-12,8

-2,4

49

35

-

XMAS

Day (PM)

 

04-12

2017

2400_Sat/ 0000 Sun

Decl/deg

Loss

(dB)

Sun offset/

 

Temp

432

libration

contest dates & meetings

Comments

 

Expeditions on 432 or up

Moon

at my qth (UT)

Jan 00/01

-15,9

-1,82

-33

30

+

 

Moon in south

 

10-18

Jan 07/08

+11,3

-0,37

-118

35

-

ssb Fun contest ??? 23cm

Day AM

 

14-03

Jan 14/15

+11,1

-0,82

145

20

+

 

Night

 

20-08

Jan 21/22

-14,6

-2,28

68

40

-

 

Day PM

 

03-11

Jan 28/29

-14,0

-1,59

-15

30

++

 

Moon in south

 

08-17

Feb 04/05

+13,7

-0,57

-101

30

-

 

Day AM

 

11-00

Feb 11/12

+9,0

-0,96

165

20

+

Dubus 144&432 CW

Night

 

19-07

Feb 18/19

-16,2

-2,21

88

40

-

 
Moon in south
 
01-10

Feb 25/26

-11,9

-1,34

4

25

++

 

Sun noise

 

07-16

Mar 04/05

+15,7

-0,62

-84

35

-

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

Day AM

 

10-01

Mar 11/12

+6,5

-1,2

-176

20

++

Dubus 2,3GHz CW

Night

 

18-05

Mar 18/19

-17,6

-2,17

107

50

-

 
Moon in south
 
00-07

Mar 25/26

-9,7

-1,15

24

25

+

 

Summertime starts in eu

 

05-15

Apr 01/02

+17,2

-0,54

-68

40

-

DUBUS 23cm CW

Day AM

 

09-00

Apr 08/09

+3,6

-1,47

-157

20

+/-

 

Night

 

17-03

Apr 15/16

-18,9

-2,17

126

80

-

 

Night

 

23-07

Apr 22/23

-7,5

-1,06

44

25

+

 

Day PM

 

04-14

Apr 29/30

+18,1

-0,40

-51

40

-

DUBUS 9cm CW

Day AM

 

08-22

May 06/07

+0,6

-1,69

-139

30

+/-

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

Night

 

16-02

May 13/14

-19,8

-2,16

145

180

-

 

Night

 

23-05

May 20/21

-5,1

-1,04

63

25

+

Dayton Hamvention

EME Meeting @ SM4IVE

Day PM

 

02-12

May 27/28

+18,4

-0,28

-33

40

-

DUBUS 6cm CW

Day AM

 

06-21

June 03/04

-2,3

-1,82

-120

30

+/-

EU 23&up Tropo

Day AM

 

15-00

June 10/11

-20,3

-2,12

163

180

-

ARRL VHF Tropo

Night

 

21-04

June 17/18

-2,3

-1,03

82

25

+

 

Day PM

 

00-11

June 24/25

+18,3

-0,27

-14

35

-

DUBUS 10G & up CW

Sun close

 

05-20

July 01/02

-5,1

-1,89

-101

25

-

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

Day AM

 

13-23

July 08/09

-20,2

-2,04

-179

80

-

 

Night

 

20-03

July 15/16

+0,9

-0,98

100

30

+

Ham Radio (DL)

CQ WW VHF

Day PM

 

23-11

July 22/23

+17,7

-0,38

5

25

-

 

Sun noise

 

04-18

July 29/30

-7,6

-1,94

-82

30

-

 

Day AM

 

12-22

Aug 05/06

-19,5

-1,93

-160

45

-

ARRL UHF Tropo

ES-Tropo

Night

 

19-01

Aug 12/13

+4,3

-0,84

118

30

+

 

Day PM

 

22-09

Aug 19/20

+16,6

-0,58

23

20

-

LY-Tropo

Day PM

 

03-17

Aug 26/27

-10,0

-2,00

-62

35

-

 

Day AM

 

11-20

Sept 02/03

-18,6

-1,85

-141

30

-

Eu VHF Tropo

Night

 

17-00

Sept 09/10

+7,6

-0,61

135

30

-

ARRL VHF Tropo

ARRL 2.3GHz and up

Weinheim (DL)

Night

 

21-08

Sept 16/17

+15,0

-0,82

41

15

-

 

Lowest background

 

02-16

Sept 23/24

-12,3

-2,10

-42

35

-

 

Day AM

 

10-19

Oct 00/01

-17,4

-1,82

-122

30

-

 

Night

 

05-00

Oct 07/08

+10,7

-0,31

153

35

-

Eu UHF Tropo

ARRL I 50-1296 MHz **

Night

 

19-08

Oct 14/15

+12,9

-1,00

58

20

-

 

Day PM

 

01-14

Oct 21/22

-14,4

-2,22

-22

40

-

 

Day AM

 

09-17

Oct 28/29

-15,9

-1,87

-103

30

-

 

Summertime ends in eu

 

14-00

Nov 04/05

+13,2

-0,03

172

30

-

Eu VHF CW Tropo

ARRL I 50-1296 MHz **

Night

 

17-07

Nov 11/12

+10,4

-1,07

75

20

+

 

Day PM

 

00-13

Nov 18/19

-16,4

-2,34

-3

40

-

 

Sun noise

 

08-17

Nov 25/26

-14,2

-1,97

-83

30

-

 

Moon in south

 

13-22

Dec 02/03

+15,1

-0,10

-169

35

-

 

Night

 

16-05

Dec 09/10

+7,7

-1,01

93

20

+/-

 

Day PM

 

23-11

Dec 16/17

-18,1

-2,42

15

50

-

 

Worst apogee !!!

 

07-14

Dec 23/24

-12,0

-2,02

-64

25

-

 

Moon in south

 

11-21

Dec 30/31

+16,6

-0,03

-149

35

-

 

Night

 

15-04

ARI EME Trophy 1.1. - 31.12.

** Very bad choise of ARRL to fix the contest dates parallel to the major eu tropo contest, qrm is sure !!!

 

 

ATP=ActivityTimePeriod for 432MHz, see homepage of SM2CEW or EME pages send reports to K2UYH & Dubus, 432 MHz activity times should boost the 432MHz CW EME activity. See some big guns in CW within 432.010 and 432.050 MHz.

 

Loss = near Apogee (loss=-1.9dB), loss=near Perigee (loss=+0,3dB)
High positive declination
Sun is close
Low Background temp. High Background temp.

 

More detailed info can be taken from VK3UM(sk) famous EME Planner

Sat = Saturday, sun = Sunday, all times in GMT/UT

Nice view of the earth from moon on G4ZTR pages see here

More EME news and hints can be found on http://www.moonbouncers.org/

 

Sun Offset vs Time of Day for Visible Moon

 

-180

-120

-30

0

+30

+120

+180

Night

Day (AM)

Sun noise

Day (PM)

Night

 

 

 

 

Link to EA6VQ 2016 144 MHz calendar

 

 

Year

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

2024

2025

2026

max. declination.

18

17

18

19

22

23

25

27

28

28

28

27

declination.at perigee

-7

+14

+18

+19

+18

+5

-25

-27

-25

+7

+28

+26

maximum el. In DL7

55

55

56

57,5

59

61

62,5

63,5

64,5

65,3

65,3

64,8

All values in degrees.

The maximum declination goes down until 2016 and perigee and high positive declination are out of phase until 2016

 

Home

 

 

IARU Reg contest calendar 2015 you find here:

http://www.contestvhf.net/images/stories/Documenti/IARU%20Contest%20Calendar%202015_v1.pdf

 

 

Regulary annual dates

 

Tropo contests Europe

VHF/UHF contest

1. full weekend in March, May and July

 

VHF contest IARU Reg.1

1. full weekend in September

 

UHF/SHF contest IARU Reg.1

1. full weekend in october

 

CW Marconi contest 2m IARU Reg.1

1. full weekend in november

 

SHF contest Europe

1. full weekend in June

 

LY contest 3rd Saturday of august 17-23utc

 

ESTONIAN OPEN VHF/UHF/SHF FIELD DAY

The first weekend of August

 

Czech Activity VHF/UHF/SHF Contest is every 3rd Sunday from 8:00 UTC till 11:00 UTC

 

Tropo contests USA

ARRL VHF contest 3rd full weekend in Jan

ARRL VHF contest 2nd full we in June

ARRL VHF Contest 2nd full we in sept.

ARRL UHF Contest 1st full we in aug

 

HAM-Meetings

 

Europe

HAM-Radio (Friedrichshafen DL) last full weekend in June moved to mid July beginning 2017

 

USA

Dayton Hamvention 3.we may -- NEW Location 2017 !!

 

Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

2400_Sat/ 0000 Sun

Decl/deg

Loss

(dB)

Sun offset/

 

Temp

432

libration

contest dates & meetings

Comments

 

Expeditions on 432 or up

Moon

at my qth sunday (UT)

Jan 06/07

+5,0

-0,9

112

20

 

 

Day PM

 

22-10

Jan 13/14

-19,4

-2,2

34

100

 

 

Day PM

 

05-13

Jan 20/21

-9,3

-1,7

-46

25

 

 

Day AM

 

10-20

Jan 27/28

+17,8

-0,2

-130

40

 

 

Night

 

12-03

Feb 03/04

+2,3

-0,8

131

25

 

 

Night

 

21-08

Feb 10/11

-20,2

-2,1

52

180

 

 

Day PM

 

04-12

Feb 17/18

-6,3

-1,5

-27

25

 

 

Sun close

 

08-19

Feb 24/25

+18,9

-0,4

-113

40

 

 
Day AM
 
11-02

Mar 03/04

-0,5

-0,8

152

30

 

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

Night

 

19-07

Mar 10/11

-20,7

-2,1

71

160

 

 

Day PM

 

03-10

Mar 17/18

-3,2

-1,3

-8

25

 

 

Sun noise

 

07-18

Mar 24/25

+19,4

-0,6

-97

35

 

Summertime in EU starts
Day AM
 
10-01

Apr 00/01

-3,3

-1,0

172

30

 

 

Night

 

18-05

Apr 07/08

-21,0

-2,1

90

80

 

 

Day PM

 

02-09

Apr 14/15

-0,3

-1,1

11

25

 

 

Sun close

 

05-17

Apr 21/22

+19,3

-0,6

-81

30

 

 

Day AM

 

10-23

Apr 28/29

-6,3

-1,2

-169

25

 

 

Night

 

17-03

May 05/06

-20,8

-2,2

110

45

 

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

Day PM

 

00-08

May 12/13

+2,5

-1,0

31

30

 

 

Day PM

 

03-15

May 19/20

+18,5

-0,4

-65

20

 

Dayton Hamvention

Day AM

 

8-23

May 26/27

-9,4

-1,5

-150

30

 

 

Night

 

16-02

June 02/03

-20,2

-2,2

128

35

 

EU 23&up Tropo

Night

 

23-06

June 09/10

+5,1

-0,9

51

30

 

ARRL VHF Tropo

Day PM

 

02-14

June 16/17

+17,1

-0,2

-48

15

 

 

Day AM

 

08-22

June 23/24

-12,3

-1,7

-132

35

 

 

Night

 

15-00

July 00/01

-19,0

-2,2

147

30

 

 

Night

 

22-05

July 07/08

+7,9

-1,1

70

30

 

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

Day PM

 

00-13

July 14/15

+15,3

-0,1

-29

20

 

 

Sun close

 

07-20

July 21/22

-14,9

-1,7

-114

40

 

Ham Radio (DL) ??????

CQ WW VHF

Day AM

 

15-23

July 28/29

-17,3

-2,1

165

30

 

 

Night

 

20-04

Aug 04/05

+10,7

-1,0

89

30

 

ARRL UHF Tropo

ES-Tropo

Day PM

 

23-12

Aug 11/12

+13,2

0

-10

20

 

 

Sun close

 

05-19

Aug 18/19

-17,0

-1,7

-95

40

 

LY-Tropo

Day AM

 

14-22

Aug 25/26

-15,1

-2,0

-176

30

 

 

Night

 

19-03

Sept 01/02

+13,7

-1,0

107

30

 

Eu VHF Tropo

Day PM

 

21-11

Sept 08/09

+10,9

-0,1

9

20

 

ARRL VHF Tropo

Weinheim (DL) ????

Sun Noise

 

04-17

Sept 15/16

-18,8

-1,7

-76

50

 

 

Day AM

 

13-20

Sept 22/23

-12,6

-1,9

-157

25

 

 

Night

 

17-02

Sept 29/30

+16,5

-0,8

124

35

 

apv proposal ARRL 2,3G &up

Night

 

20-10

Oct 06/07

+8,2

-0,4

28

20

 

Eu UHF Tropo

Day PM

 

03-16

Oct 13/14

-20,2

-1,7

-57

100

 

 

Day AM

 

12-19

Oct 20/21

-10,2

-1,9

-137

25

 

 

Night

 

16-01

Oct 27/28

+18,7

-0,6

141

40

 

Apv proposal ARRL 50-1296
Summertime in EU ends

Night

 

18-09

Nov 03/04

+5,0

-0,7

46

20

 

Eu VHF CW Tropo

Day PM

 

02-14

Nov 10/11

-21,3

-1,7

-38

180

 

 

Day AM

 

11-18

Nov 17/18

-7,7

-1,9

-117

25

 

 

Day AM

 

14-23

Nov 24/25

+20,1

-0,3

158

40

 

Apv proposal ARRL 50-1296

Night

 

17-08

Dec 01/02

+1,5

-0,9

64

30

 

 

Day PM

 

01-13

Dec 08/09

-21,9

-1,9

-19

180

 

 

Sun close

 

09-16

Dec 15/16

-5,1

-1,8

-97

25

 

 

Day AM

 

13-23

Dec 22/23

+20,8

0

176

40

 

XMAS

Night

 

16-07

Dec 29/30

-2,2

-1,0

82

30

 

HNY

Day PM

 

00-11