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 PM

 

12-01

Jan 11/12

+20,4

-0,2

161

20

-

SSB fun contest

Sat 23cm,

Sun 13cm

ATP 4-6 & 20-22

Night

 

18-08

Jan 18/19

-13,8

-0,6

72

35

-

ARRL VHF Tropo

Day AM

 

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 PM

 

11-24

Feb 08/09

+18,7

-0,0

180

15

-

DUBUS contest 144/432

Night

OE6V

17-07

Feb 15/16

-17,2

-0,6

89

40

-

 

Day AM

PJ2T

01-09

Feb 22/23

-16,8

-1,8

2

30

-

 
Sun noise
PJ2T
07-16

Mar 00/01

+13,5

-1,7

-69

30

-

 

Day PM

PJ2T

09-23

Mar 07/08

+16,7

+0,1

-161

20

-

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo
DUBUS contest 9cm

Night

PJ2T

16-05

Mar 14/15

-20,1

-0,5

107

50

-

 

Day AM

PJ2T

00-08

Mar 21/22

-14,1

-1,9

21

25

-

 
Sun close
PJ2T
06-15

Mar 28/29

+16,4

-1,7

-51

30

-

Daylight saving time in EU start

ATP 9-11&18:30-20:30

Day PM

PJ2T

08-23

Apr 04/05

+14,2

-0,0

-141

20

-

Contest Trophy ARI EME2020

Night

 

15-03

Apr 11/12

-22,3

-0,4

126

100

-

 

Day AM

 

00-06

Apr 18/19

-11,1

-1,9

40

25

-

 

Day AM

 

04-14

Apr 25/26

+19,0

-1,6

-33

40

-

DUBUS contest 6cm

ATP 7:30-9:30 & 17-19

Day PM

 

06-22

May 02/03

+11,2

-0,2

-123

20

-

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

DUBUS contest 10G & up

Day PM

 

14-02

May 09/10

-23,8

-0,4

144

180

-

 

Night

 

23-05

May 16/17

-8,1

-1,9

59

25

-

Dayton (Xenia) HPMvention

Day AM

 

02-13

May 23/24

+21,0

-1,4

-15

40

-

DUBUS contest 13cm

ATP 6-8 & 15:30-17:30

Sun close

 

05-21

May 30/31

+7,5

-0,3

-105

20

-

 

Day PM

 

13-00

June 06/07

-24,7

-0,5

163

200

-

EU 23&up Tropo

Night

 

22-03

June 13/14

-5,0

-1,9

79

25

-

ARRL VHF Tropo

Day AM

 

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

ATP 13-15 & 20-22

Day PM

 

12-23

July 04/05

-25,0

-0,7

-179

100

-

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

Night

 

21-02

July 11/12

-1,7

-1,8

100

25

-

 

Day AM

 

23-10

July 18/19

+23,0

-1,0

30

40

+/-

CQ WW VHF

ES-Tropo

DUBUS contest 23cm

ATP 46 & 13-15

Sun close

 

02-18

July 25/26

-1,4

-0,3

-70

30

-

 

Day PM

 

11-21

Aug 01/02

-24,7

-1,0

-161

50

+

ARRL UHF Tropo

 

Night

 

19-01

Aug 08/09

+1,7

-1,9

120

30

-

 

Day AM

 

21-09

Aug 15/16

+23,3

-0,9

40

35

++

ATP 4-6 & 12-14

Day AM

 

00-17

Aug 22/23

-5,8

-0,1

-52

25

-

19th EME Conference Praha

Day PM

 

10-20

Aug 29/30

-23,7

-1,2

-144

35

+

 

Night

 

18-24

Sept 05/06

+5,2

-1,9

140

30

-

Eu VHF Tropo

Night

 

20-08

Sept 12/13

+23,2

-0,9

59

30

++

ARRL VHF Tropo

ARRL EME contest 13cm&up

Weinheim (DL)

Day AM

 

00-15

Sept 19/20

-9,7

+0,1

-33

30

-

Contest Trophy ARI EME2020

Day PM

 

09-18

Sept 26/27

-22,1

-1,3

-127

30

+

 

Night

 

17-24

Oct 03/04

+8,8

-2,0

160

30

-

Eu UHF Tropo

Night

 

18-07

Oct 10/11

+23,9

-1,2

91

30

+

ARRL EME contest 6m 23cm

Day AM

 

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 PM

 

15-23

Nov 00/01

+12,2

-1,9

179

35

-

 

Night

TX7MB

17-06

Nov 07/08

+21,1

-1,0

95

15

+

Eu VHF CW Tropo

Day AM

TX7MB

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 PM

 

13-22

Nov 28/29

+15,3

-1,9

-162

30

-

ARRL EME contest 6m 23cm

Night

 

15-05

Dec 05/06

+18,8

-1,0

112

20

++

ATP 7-9 & 22-00

Day AM

 

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 PM

 

12-21

Dec 26/27

+17,9

-1,8

-142

35

-

HNY

Night

 

14-04

 

Home

 

 

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.

 

 

More detailed info can be taken from VK3UM(sk) fPMous 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

0

+30

+120

+180

Night

Day (PM)

Sun noise

Day (AM)

Night

 

Link to EA6VQ 144 MHz calendar

Also good 2m moon chart is here

 

Ephemeris Overview for the year 2020, by JJ F1EHN

 

 

 

 

▪ Vertical grey bars show the days where the sky temp is high and could degrade the system temperature.

▪ Vertical orange bars show the days where the moon is close to the sun (<10). Near the new moon dates.

▪ Extra-loss is the range extra-loss in dB compared to the minimum pathloss at Moon perigee

▪ The WE dates are displayed at the top of ephemeris graph. The declination is plotted as red curve and extraloss as blue curve.

▪ Computations were done with EME System V7 Planner module. Data printed by F1EHN. http://www.F1EHN.org

 

 

 

 

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+

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Night

 

19-10

Jan 09/10

-21,1

-0,2

44

50

 

 

Day AM

 

07-14

Jan 16/17

-11,8

-1,3

-50

25

 

 

Day PM

 

10-20

Jan 23/24

+20,1

-1,7

-123

40

 

 

Day PM

 

12-02

Jan 30/31

+12,1

-0,5

148

20

 

 

Night

 

18-08

Feb 06/07

-23,5

-0,4

61

120

 

 

Day AM

 

04-10

Feb 13/14

-8,6

-1,4

-30

25

 

 

Sun close

 

09-18

Feb 20/21

+21,9

-1,7

-103

40

 

 
Day PM
 
10-02

Feb 27/28

+8,5

-0,3

167

20

 

 

Night

 

18-06

Mar 06/07

-25,3

-0,6

76

240

 

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

Day AM

 

03-08

Mar 13/14

-5,0

-1,6

-10

25

 

 

Sun close

 

07-18

Mar 20/21

+23,5

-1,7

-84

40

 

 
Day PM
 
09-01

Mar 27/28

+5,1

-0,1

-173

25

 

 

Night

 

16-05

Apr 03/04

-26,2

-0,5

92

140

 

 

Day AM

 

02-08

Apr 10/11

-1,3

-1,7

9

25

 

 

Sun noise

 

06-16

Apr 17/18

+24,5

-1,7

-66

40

 

 

Day PM

 

08-23

Apr 24/25

+1,7

-0,0

-153

30

 

 

Night

 

15-03

May 01/02

-26,1

-0,5

109

50

 

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

Day AM

 

01-07

May 08/09

+2,5

-1,8

29

30

 

 

Sun close

 

04-16

May 15/16

+24,8

-1,7

-49

35

 

 

Day PM

 

06-22

May 22/23

-2,0

-0,1

-133

30

 

Dayton (Xenia) HPMvention

Day PM

 

14-01

May 29/30

-25,3

-0,4

127

35

 

 

Day AM

 

00-06

June 05/06

+6,3

-1,9

48

30

 

EU 23&up Tropo

Day AM

 

02-15

June 12/13

+24,3

-1,6

-31

30

 

ARRL VHF Tropo

Day PM

 

05-21

June 19/20

-6,0

-0,3

-114

25

 

 

Day PM

 

13-00

June 26/27

-23,9

-0,3

146

30

 

HAM Radio

Night

 

22-05

July 03/04

+9,9

-1,9

68

30

 

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

Day AM

 

00-14

July 10/11

+23,1

-1,4

-14

20

 

 

Sun close

 

03-20

July 17/18

-10,4

-0,4

-96

30

 

CQ WW VHF

ES-Tropo

Day PM

 

12-22

July 24/25

-22,0

-0,5

165

30

 

 

Night

 

21-04

Aug 00/01

+13,3

-1,8

88

35

 

ARRL UHF Tropo

Day AM

 

23-12

Aug 07/08

+21,4

-1,2

4

20

 

 

Sun noise

 

02-18

Aug 14/15

-14,8

-0,4

-79

35

 

 

Day PM

 

12-20

Aug 21/22

-19,4

-0,7

-176

25

 

 

Night

 

19-03

Aug 28/29

+16,4

-1,8

108

35

 

 

Day AM

 

21-11

Sept 04/05

+19,4

-1,1

23

15

 

Eu VHF Tropo

Apv proposal ARRL

Sun close

 

02-17

Sept 11/12

-18,8

-0,3

-62

40

 

ARRL VHF Tropo

Day PM

 

11-19

Sept 18/19

-16,3

-0,9

-158

25

 

 

Night

 

18-02

Sept 25/26

+19,2

-1,9

127

35

 

Apv proposal ARRL

Day AM

 

19-10

Oct 02/03

+17,0

-1,0

43

20

 

Eu UHF Tropo

Day AM

 

01-16

Oct 09/10

-22,0

-0,1

-44

45

 

 

Day PM

 

10-17

Oct 16/17

-12,7

-1,2

-139

25

 

 

Night

 

16-01

Oct 23/24

+21,7

-1,9

147

35

 

Apv proposal ARRL

Night

 

18-09

Nov 30/31

+14,5

-1,0

62

20

 

 

Day AM

 

00-14

Nov 06/07

-24,2

+0,2

-27

100

 

Eu VHF CW Tropo

Sun close

 

09-16

Nov 13/14

-8,6

-1,3

-121

25

 

 

Day PM

 

14-00

Nov 20/21

+23,7

-2,0

165

45

 

 

Night

 

16-08

Nov 27/28

+11,3

-1,1

82

20

 

 

Day AM

 

23-12

Dec 04/05

-25,6

+0,3

-8

180

 

 

Sun noise

 

08-14

Dec 11/12

-4,5

-1,3

-102

25

 

 

Day PM

 

13-23

Dec 18/19

+25,0

-1,9

-177

45

 

Xmas

Night

 

15-07

Dec 25/26

+7,4

-1,1

101

20

 

HNY

Day AM

 

22-11

 

 

Preliminary Lunar weekend calendar 2022

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 01/02

-26,5

+0,3

11

240

 

 

Sun close

 

07-13

Jan 08/09

-0,5

-1,3

-82

25

 

 

Day PM

 

11-22

Jan 15/16

+25,8

-1,9

-159

40

 

 

Night

 

13-06

Jan 22/23

+2,8

-1,0

120

25

 

 

Day AM

 

21-09

Jan 29/30

-26,9

0

29

140

 

 

Day AM

 

07-12

Feb 05/06

+3,3

-1,2

-62

30

 

 

Day PM

 

09-21

Feb 12/13

+25,9

-1,8

-141

30

 

 

Night

 

12-05