Lunar Weekend Calendar 2016

 

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)

Apr 02/03

-14,5

-1,0

58

30

+

 

Day (PM)

 

03-12

Apr 09/10

+13,8

-0,4

-36

30

-

ARI EME Contest - Spring Leg

Sun 8:30-10:30 & 16:30-18:30

Day (AM)

AA1KK Rhode Island qrv!

07-21

Apr 16/17

+8,9

-1,8

-126

20

-

DUBUS 9cm CW

Night

 

14-02

Apr 23/24

-15,1

-2,1

160

40

-

 

Night

 

21-05

May 00 /01

-12,7

-1,0

76

30

+

 

Day (PM)

 

02-11

May 07/08

+15,3

-0,3

-17

35

-

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo
DUBUS 3cm CW
 

Day (AM)

P40MB

06-20

May 14/15

+6,5

-1,9

-107

20

-

Sun 13:30-15:30 & 20-22

Day (AM)

EA6/PA2CHR & KB7Q

13-00

May 21/22

-16,8

-2,0

178

40

-

Dayton Hamvention

Night

 

20-03

May 28 /29

-10,3

-1,0

94

25

+/-

 

Day (PM)

9A8DXG

00-10

June 04/05

+16,5

-0,4

2

40

-

EU 23&up Tropo

Sun 6-8 & 14-16

Sun noise

9A8DXG

04-19

June 11/12

+4,2

-1,9

-88

20

-

ARRL VHF Tropo

Proposal 9cm activity WE

Day (AM)

KB7Q /0 in SD

12-24

June 18/19

-18,0

-1,9

-163

50

-

 

Night

 

19-02

June 25/26

-7,6

-0,9

111

25

+/-

Ham Radio (DL)

Day (PM)

 

23-09

July 02/03

+17,3

-0,6

20

45

-

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

DUBUS 6cm CW

Sun 4-6 & 13-15

Day (PM)

 

03-18

July 09/10

+1,9

-2,0

-68

20

-

 

Day (AM)

 

10-22

July 16/17

-18,8

-1,8

-144

100

-

CQ WW VHF

Night

SW8YA

18-00

July 23/24

-4,5

-0,6

129

25

-

 

Day (PM)

SW8YA

22-08

July 30/31

+17,7

-0,8

37

45

-

Proposal 3cm activity WE

Day (PM)

 

02-16

Aug 06/07

-0,4

-2,1

-48

30

-

ARRL UHF Tropo

ES-Tropo ?

Day (AM)

 

09-20

Aug 13/14

-19,1

-1,8

-125

180

-

 

Night

 

16-00

Aug 20/21

-1,4

-0,4

146

25

-

EME conference Venice

LY-Tropo

Night

 

21-07

Aug 27/28

+17,5

-1,0

54

35

-

Sun 2-4 & 10-12

Proposal 6cm activity WE

Day (PM)

 

00-15

Sept 03/04

-3,0

-2,2

-28

30

-

Eu VHF Tropo

 

 

08-19

Sept 10/11

-19,2

-1,8

-106

180

-

ARRL VHF Tropo

Weinheim (DL)

Day (AM)

 

15-23

Sept 17/18

+1,6

-0,1

165

25

-

Proposal 13cm activity WE

Night

 

19-06

Sept 24/25

+16,9

-1,1

71

25

+/-

ARI EME Contest Autumn Leg

ARRL 2.3GHz and up

Day (PM)

 

00-14

Oct 01/02

-5,6

-2,3

-9

30

-

Eu UHF Tropo

Sun close

 

07-17

Oct 08/09

-19,0

-1,9

-87

100

-

 

Day (AM)

S9YY

14-21

Oct 15/16

+4,3

+0,1

-175

25

-

 

Night

S9YY+XT2AFT

17-05

Oct 22/23

+15,7

-1,1

88

20

+/-

ARRL I 50-1296 MHz

Day (PM)

S9YY+XT2AFT

23-12

Oct 29/30

-8,2

-2,4

10

30

-

Summertime ends in eu

Sun close

 

06-15

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

-

 

Night

 

16-04

Nov 19/20

+14,4

-1,0

106

15

+/-

ARRL II 50-1296 MHz

Day (PM)

 

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

-

 

Day (PM)

 

04-12

ARI EME Trophy 1.1. - 31.12.16

 

*** Alternative data due to 23cm contest on weekend before

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 many 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 VK3UMs 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 goes on 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 1rst full we in aug

 

 

HAM-Meetings

 

Europe

HAM-Radio (Friedrichshafen DL) last full weekend in June

 

USA

Dayton Hamvention 3.we may

 

Home

 

 

Preliminary Lunar Weekend Calendar 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

+

 

 

 

10-18

Jan 07/08

+11,3

-0,37

-118

35

-

 

 

 

14-03

Jan 14/15

+11,1

-0,82

145

20

+

 

 

 

20-08

Jan 21/22

-14,6

-2,28

68

40

-

 

 

 

03-11

Jan 28/29

-14,0

-1,59

-15

30

++

 

 

 

08-17

Feb 04/05

+13,7

-0,57

-101

30

-

 

 

 

11-00

Feb 11/12

+9,0

-0,96

165

20

+

 

 

 

19-07

Feb 18/19

-16,2

-2,21

88

40

-

 
 
 
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

 

 

10-01

Mar 11/12

+6,5

-1,2

-176

20

++

 

 

 

18-05

Mar 18/19

-17,6

-2,17

107

50

-

 
 
 
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

-

 

 

 

09-00

Apr 08/09

+3,6

-1,47

-157

20

+/-

 

 

 

17-03

Apr 15/16

-18,9

-2,17

126

80

-

 

 

 

23-07

Apr 22/23

-7,5

-1,06

44

25

+

 

 

 

04-14

Apr 29/30

+18,1

-0,40

-51

40

-

 

 

 

08-22

May 06/07

+0,6

-1,69

-139

30

+/-

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

 

 

16-02

May 13/14

-19,8

-2,16

145

180

-

 

 

 

23-05

May 20/21

-5,1

-1,04

63

25

+

Dayton Hamvention

 

 

02-12

May 27/28

+18,4

-0,28

-33

40

-

 

 

 

06-21

June 03/04

-2,3

-1,82

-120

30

+/-

EU 23&up Tropo

 

 

15-00

June 10/11

-20,3

-2,12

163

180

-

ARRL VHF Tropo

 

 

21-04

June 17/18

-2,3

-1,03

82

25

+

 

 

 

00-11

June 24/25

+18,3

-0,27

-14

35

-

 

 

 

05-20

July 01/02

-5,1

-1,89

-101

25

-

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

 

 

13-23

July 08/09

-20,2

-2,04

-179

80

-

 

 

 

20-03

July 15/16

+0,9

-0,98

100

30

+

Ham Radio (DL)

CQ WW VHF

 

 

23-11

July 22/23

+17,7

-0,38

5

25

-

Sun noise

 

 

04-18

July 29/30

-7,6

-1,94

-82

30

-

 

 

 

12-22

Aug 05/06

-19,5

-1,93

-160

45

-

ARRL UHF Tropo

 

 

19-01

Aug 12/13

+4,3

-0,84

118

30

+

 

 

 

22-09

Aug 19/20

+16,6

-0,58

23

20

-

LY-Tropo

 

 

03-17

Aug 26/27

-10,0

-2,00

-62

35

-

 

 

 

11-20

Sept 02/03

-18,6

-1,85

-141

30

-

Eu VHF Tropo

 

 

17-00

Sept 09/10

+7,6

-0,61

135

30

-

ARRL VHF Tropo

 

 

21-08

Sept 16/17

+15,0

-0,82

41

15

-

Lowest background

 

 

02-16

Sept 23/24

-12,3

-2,10

-42

35

-

 

 

 

10-19

Oct 00/01

-17,4

-1,82

-122

30

-

 

 

 

05-00

Oct 07/08

+10,7

-0,31

153

35

-

Eu UHF Tropo

 

 

19-08

Oct 14/15

+12,9

-1,00

58

20

-

 

 

 

01-14

Oct 21/22

-14,4

-2,22

-22

40

-

 

 

 

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

 

 

17-07

Nov 11/12

+10,4

-1,07

75

20

+

 

 

 

00-13

Nov 18/19

-16,4

-2,34

-3

40

-

Sun noise

 

 

08-17

Nov 25/26

-14,2

-1,97

-83

30

-

 

 

 

13-22

Dec 02/03

+15,1

-0,10

-169

35

-

 

 

 

16-05

Dec 09/10

+7,7

-1,01

93

20

+/-

 

 

 

23-11

Dec 16/17

-18,1

-2,42

15

50

-

Worst apogee !!!

 

 

07-14

Dec 23/24

-12,0

-2,02

-64

25

-

 

 

 

11-21

Dec 30/31

+16,6

-0,03

-149

35

-

 

 

 

15-04

ARI EME Trophy 1.1. - 31.12.17

 

Update 3.4.2016