Lunar weekend calendar 2019

Compiled by DL7APV

 

2400_Sat/ 0000 Sun

Decl

Loss

/dB

Sun offset

Temp

432

/K

libration

contest dates & meetings

Comments

Planned

Expeditions on 432 or up

JO62: Moon

Rise/ set (UTC)

June 01/02

+13,7

-1,0

18

30

+

EU 23&up Tropo

Sun close

 

03-18

June 08/09

+13,5

-0,3

-78

20

-

ARRL VHF Tropo

Dubus contest 6cm

Day AM

XV9LR

10-23

June 15/16

-19,3

-1,0

-163

50

+

 

Day AM

XV9LR

19-02

June 22/23

-14,1

-1,9

113

25

-

HAM Radio

Day PM

 

00-08

June 29/30

+15,9

-0,8

38

35

++

Dubus contest 9cm

ATP 3-5 & 12-14

Day PM

 

02-16

July 06/07

+8

-0,1

-60

20

-

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

Day AM

 

09-22

July 13/14

-21,1

-1,2

-145

100

++

 

Day AM

 

18-24

July 20/21

-11,4

-1,9

132

25

-

CQ WW VHF

ES-Tropo

Day PM

 

22-07

July 27/28

+17,9

-0,8

57

40

++

ATP 1-3 & 10:30-12:30

µW activity weekend

Sat: 13cm     Sun: 9cm

Day PM

 

00-15

Aug 03/04

+7,7

0,1

-42

20

-

ARRL UHF Tropo

 

Day AM

 

08-20

Aug 10/11

-22,4

-1,4

-128

180

+

 

Day AM

 

17-24

Aug 17/18

-8,3

-2,0

152

25

-

 

Day PM

 

20-06

Aug 24/25

+19,7

-0,8

76

40

++

ATP 0-2 & 9-11

145 MHz Russian EME Contest

µWave activity weekend

3 & 6cm

Day PM

 

23-14

Sept 00/01

+3,5

+0,2

-23

25

-

 

Sun close

KB7Q

07-19

Sept 07/08

-23,2

-1,4

-111

160

+/-

Eu VHF Tropo

Weinheim (DL)

Day AM

 

16-22

Sept 14/15

-4,9

-1,9

171

25

-

ARRL VHF Tropo

Day PM

 

19-05

Sept 21/22

+21,3

-0,9

94

40

+

ARRL EME contest 13cm&up

Day PM

 

22-13

Sept 28/29

+0,3

+0,2

-3

30

-

ARI EME Trophy autumn session

Sun noise Saturday!

 

06-17

Oct 05/06

-23,4

-1,4

-93

70

+

Eu UHF Tropo

Day AM

 

15-21

Oct 12/13

-1,5

-1,9

-169

25

-

 

Day AM

 

17-04

Oct 19/20

+22,3

-0,9

110

40

++

ARRL EME contest 6m – 23cm

Day PM

A21EME

KB7Q

21-12

Oct 26/27

-3,0

+0,1

17

30

-

Daylight saving time in EU ends

Sun close

A21EME

05-15

Nov 02/03

-23,1

-1,4

-74

45

-

Eu VHF CW Tropo

Day AM

 

13-20

Nov 09/10

+1,8

1,8

-150

30

-

 

Day AM

 

15-03

Nov 16/17

+22,5

-0,8

127

30

+/-

ARRL EME contest 6m – 23cm

Day PM

 

20-11

Nov 23/24

-3,9

-0,2

36

30

-

 

Day PM

 

04-14

Dec 00/01

-22,3

-1,4

-55

30

-

 

Day AM

 

12-19

Dec 07/08

+4,7

-1,7

-130

30

-

 

Day AM

 

14-02

Dec 14/15

+21,8

-0,5

143

20

-

ATP 4-6 & 20-22

Day PM

 

19-09

Dec 21/22

-10,0

-0,5

55

30

-

Xmas

Day PM

 

03-12

Dec 28/29

-21,0

-1,5

-36

30

-

HNY

Day AM

 

10-18

 

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.

 

Home

 

 

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 432 & up EME news and hints can be found on http://www.moonbouncers.org/

Details about expeditions are here

 

 

Sun Offset vs Time of Day for Visible Moon

-180°

-120°

-30°

+30°

+120°

+180°

Night

Day (AM)

Sun noise

Day (PM)

Night

 

Link to EA6VQ 144 MHz calendar

Also good 2m moon chart is here

 

Year

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

2024

2025

2026

2027

max. declination in mid of the year

17

18

22

23

23

25

27

28

28

28

27

25

declination.at perigee

+14

+18

+19

+18

+5

-25

-27

-25

+7

+28

+26

+22

maximum el. in JO62

55

56

57,5

59

61

62,5

63,5

64,5

65,3

65,3

64,8

62,5

All values in degrees.

The maximum declination goes up now until 2024      and perigee and high positive declination are in phase until 2019 and again 2025+

 

 

http://www.F1EHN.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preliminary Lunar weekend calendar 2020

Compiled by DL7APV

 

2400_Sat/ 0000 Sun

Decl/

°

Loss/

dB

Sun offset/

°

Temp

432/

K

libration

contest dates & meetings

Comments

Planned

Expeditions on 432 or up

JO62: Moon

Rise/ set (UTC)

Jan 04/05

+7,7

-1,6

-109

30

-

 

Day AM

 

12-01

Jan 11/12

+20,4

-0,2

161

20

-

 

Day PM

 

18-08

Jan 18/19

-13,8

-0,6

72

35

-

 

Day PM

 

02-11

Jan 25/26

-19,1

-1,6

-17

30

-

 

Sun close

 

09-17

Feb 01/02

+10,5

-1,6

-89

30

-

 

Day AM

 

11-24

Feb 08/09

+18,7

-0,0

180

15

-

 

Day PM

 

17-07

Feb 15/16

-17,2

-0,6

89

40

-

 

Day PM

 

01-09

Feb 22/23

-16,8

-1,8

2

30

-

 
Sun noise
 
07-16

Mar 00/01

+13,5

-1,7

-69

30

-

 

Day AM

 

09-23

Mar 08/09

+16,7

+0,1

-161

20

-

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

Day AM

 

16-05

Mar 14/15

-20,1

-0,5

107

50

-

 

Day PM

 

00-08

Mar 21/22

-14,1

-1,9

21

25

-

 
Sun close
 
06-15

Mar 28/29

+16,4

-1,7

-51

30

-

Daylight saving time in EU starts?

Day AM

 

08-23

Apr 04/05

+14,2

-0,0

-141

20

-

 

Day AM

 

15-03

Apr 11/12

-22,3

-0,4

126

100

-

 

Day PM

 

00-06

Apr 18/19

-11,1

-1,9

40

25

-

 

Day PM

 

04-14

Apr 25/26

+19,0

-1,6

-33

40

-

 

Day AM

 

06-22

May 02/03

+11,2

-0,2

-123

20

-

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

Day AM

 

14-02

May 09/10

-23,8

-0,4

144

180

-

 

Day PM

 

23-05

May 16/17

-8,1

-1,9

59

25

-

Dayton Hamvention

Day PM

 

02-13

May 23/24

+21,0

-1,4

-15

40

-

 

Sun close

 

05-21

May 30/31

+7,5

-0,3

-105

20

-

 

Day AM

 

13-00

June 06/07

-24,7

-0,5

163

200

-

EU 23&up Tropo

Day PM

 

22-03

June 13/14

-5,0

-1,9

79

25

-

ARRL VHF Tropo

Day PM

 

01-11

June 20/21

+22,3

-1,2

3

40

+/-

 

Sun noise

TX7EME

03-19

June 27/28

+3,2

-0,3

-88

30

-

HAM Radio

Day AM

 

12-23

July 04/05

-25,0

-0,7

-179

100

-

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

Day AM

 

21-02

July 11/12

-1,7

-1,8

100

25

-

 

Day PM

 

23-10

July 18/19

+23,0

-1,0

30

40

+/-

CQ WW VHF

ES-Tropo

Sun close

 

02-18

July 25/26

-1,4

-0,3

-70

30

-

 

Day AM

 

11-21

Aug 01/02

-24,7

-1,0

-161

50

+

ARRL UHF Tropo

 

Day AM

 

19-01

Aug 08/09

+1,7

-1,9

120

30

-

 

Day PM

 

21-09

Aug 15/16

+23,3

-0,9

40

35

++

 

Day PM

 

00-17

Aug 22/23

-5,8

-0,1

-52

25

-

19th EME Conference Praha

Day AM

 

10-20

Aug 29/30

-23,7

-1,2

-144

35

+

 

Day AM

 

18-24

Sept 05/06

+5,2

-1,9

140

30

-

Eu VHF Tropo

Day PM

 

20-08

Sept 12/13

+23,2

-0,9

59

30

++

ARRL VHF Tropo

ARRL EME contest 13cm&up

Day PM

 

00-15

Sept 19/20

-9,7

+0,1

-33

30

-

 

Day AM

 

09-18

Sept 26/27

-22,1

-1,3

-127

30

+

 

Day AM

 

17-24

Oct 03/04

+8,8

-2,0

160

30

-

Eu UHF Tropo

Day PM

 

18-07

Oct 10/11

+23,9

-1,2

91

30

+

ARRL EME contest 6m – 23cm

Day PM

 

23-14

Oct 17/18

-13,0

+0,3

-14

35

-

 

Sun close

 

08-17

Oct 24/25

-20,0

-1,4

-109

30

+

Daylight saving time in EU ends?

Day AM

 

15-23

Nov 00/01

+12,2

-1,9

179

35

-

 

Day PM

 

17-06

Nov 07/08

+21,1

-1,0

95

15

+

Eu VHF CW Tropo

Day PM

 

22-13

Nov 14/15

-15,8

+0,3

6

35

-

 

Sun noise

 

07-15

Nov 21/22

-17,4

-1,4

-90

25

+/-

 

Day AM

 

13-22

Nov 28/29

+15,3

-1,9

-162

30

-

ARRL EME contest 6m – 23cm

Day AM

 

15-05

Dec 05/06

+18,8

-1,0

112

20

++

 

Day PM

 

21-11

Dec 12/13

-18,5

+0,1

26

40

-

 

Sun close

 

06-13

Dec 19/20

-14,7

-1,3

-71

25

+

Xmas

Day AM

 

12-21

Dec 26/27

+17,9

-1,8

-142

35

-

HNY

Day AM

 

14-04

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

USA

Dayton Hamvention 3.weekend in may -- NEW Location from 2017 !!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preliminary Lunar weekend calendar 2021

Compiled by DL7APV

 

2400_Sat/ 0000 Sun

Decl/

°

Loss/

dB

Sun offset/

°

GHA

Temp

432/

K

libration

contest dates & meetings

Comments

Planned

Expeditions on 432 or up

JO62: Moon

Rise/ set (UTC)

Jan 02/03

+15,7

-0,9

130

20

 

 

 

 

19-10

Jan 09/10

-21,1

-0,2

44

50

 

 

 

 

07-14

Jan 16/17

-11,8

-1,3

-50

25

 

 

 

 

10-20

Jan 23/24

+20,1

-1,7

-123

40

 

 

 

 

12-02

Jan 30/31

+12,1

-0,5

148

20

 

 

 

 

18-08

Feb 06/07

-23,5

-0,4

61

120

 

 

 

 

04-10

Feb 13/14

-8,6

-1,4

-30

25

 

 

Sun close

 

09-18

Feb 20/21

+21,9

-1,7

-103

40

 

 
 
 
10-02

Feb 27/28

+8,5

-0,3

167

20

 

 

 

 

18-06

Mar 06/07

-25,3

-0,6

76

240

 

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

 

 

03-08

Mar 13/14

-5,0

-1,6

-10

25

 

 

Sun close

 

07-18

Mar 20/21

+23,5

-1,7

-84

40

 

 
 
 
09-01

Mar 27/28

+5,1

-0,1

-173

25

 

 

 

 

16-05

Apr 03/04

-26,2

-0,5

92

140

 

 

 

 

02-08

Apr 10/11

-1,3

-1,7

9

25

 

 

Sun noise

 

06-16

Apr 17/18

+24,5

-1,7

-66

40

 

 

 

 

08-23

Apr 24/25

+1,7

-0,0

-153

30

 

 

 

 

15-03

May 01/02

-26,1

-0,5

109

50

 

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

 

 

01-07

May 08/09

+2,5

-1,8

29

30

 

 

Sun close

 

04-16

May 15/16

+24,8

-1,7

-49

35

 

Dayton Hamvention

 

 

06-22

May 22/23

-2,0

-0,1

-133

30

 

 

 

 

14-01

May 29/30

-25,3

-0,4

127

35

 

 

 

 

00-06

June 05/06

+6,3

-1,9

48

30

 

EU 23&up Tropo

 

 

02-15

June 12/13

+24,3

-1,6

-31

30

 

ARRL VHF Tropo

 

 

05-21

June 19/20

-6,0

-0,3

-114

25

 

 

 

 

13-00

June 26/27

-23,9

-0,3

146

30

 

HAM Radio

 

 

22-05

July 03/04

+9,9

-1,9

68

30

 

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

 

 

00-14

July 10/11