Lunar weekend calendar 2024

Compiled by DL7APV

 

2400_Sat/ 0000 Sun

Decl/

Loss/

dB

Sun offset/

Temp

432/

K

contest dates & meetings

Comments

Planned

Expeditions on 432 or up

JO62: Moon

Rise/ set (UTC)

Jan 06/07

-20,2

-1,1

61

40

 

Day(AM)

 

2-10

Jan 13/14

-16,5

+0

-38

30

 

Day(PM)

 

10-17

Jan 20/21

+24,2

-1,1

-123

35

ARRL VHF Tropo

Day(PM)

 

11-2

Jan 27/28

+13,4

-1,9

151

20

 

Night

TX5S

18-8

Feb 03/04

-23,2

-1,2

80

40

 

Day(AM)

 

1-9

Feb 10/11

-12,9

+0,2

-19

25

Sunday 23cm ssb Fun-contest

Sun close

 

8-16

Feb 17/18

+26,3

-1,2

-106

45

Sunday REF/DUBUS 432
Day(PM)
 
10-1

Feb 24/25

+9,6

-2,0

171

20

 

Night

 

17-6

Mar 02/03

-25,8

-1,2

99

60

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

Day(AM)

 

0-7

Mar 09/10

-9,3

+0,3

1

25

 

Sun noise

N1V

6-15

Mar 16/17

+27,5

-1,1

-89

45

Sunday REF/DUBUS 3.4GHz
Day(PM)
N1V
8-0

Mar 23/24

+5,5

-2,0

-170

20

 

Night

 

16-4

Mar 30/31

-27,9

-1,2

116

120

 

Moon in south

 

0-6

Apr 06/07

-5,5

+0,2

22

25

ARI spring contest

Sun close

 

5-14

Apr 13/14

+27,8

-1,1

-71

40

Sunday REF/DUBUS 2.3GHz

Saturday 13cm ssb Fun-contest

Day(PM)

 

7-23

Apr 20/21

+7,2

-1,9

-150

25

 

Night

 

15-3

Apr 27/28

-29,1

-1,1

132

60

 

Night

 

0-4

May 04/05

-1,1

-0

41

25

 

Day(AM)

 

3-13

May 11/12

+27,2

-1,1

-53

30

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

Sat&Sun REF/DUBUS 1.2GHz

Day(PM)

 

6-23

May 18/19

-2,7

-1,9

-129

30

Xenia HAMvention

Day(PM)

 

14-0

May 25/26

-29,3

-0,9

149

180

 

Night

 

23-3

June 01/02

+3,9

-0,2

60

25

EU 23&up Tropo

Day(AM)

 

1-12

June 08/09

+26,1

-1,1

-34

30

ARRL VHF Tropo

Sat REF/DUBUS 24GHz

Sunday REF/DUBUS 10GHz

Day(PM)

 

6-0

June 15/16

-6,7

-1,8

-109

30

 

Day(PM)

 

13-23

June 22/23

-28,6

-0,6

166

70

 

Night

 

22-2

June 29/30

+9,1

-0,4

78

25

HAM Radio

RU Contest 2m&70cm&6cm&24GHz

Day(AM)

 

0-12

July 06/07

+24,4

-1,3

-16

20

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

Sun noise

 

3-20

July 13/14

-10,5

-1,8

-88

30

 

Day(PM)

 

12-22

July 20/21

-27,3

-0,4

-176

45

 

Night

 

20-0

July 27/29

+14,1

-0,4

95

30

Sunday REF/DUBUS 5.7GHz

Day(AM)

 

22-11

Aug 03/04

+22

-1,5

3

20

 

Sun noise

 

2-19

Aug 10/11

-14,2

-1,8

-68

30

20th EME conference NJ

Day(PM)

 

11-20

Aug 17/18

-25,4

-0,3

-158

35

 

Night

 

19-23

Aug 24/25

+18,5

-0,3

113

35

ARRL EME 13cm&up

Day(AM)

 

20-10

Sept 00/01

+19,1

-1,7

21

15

RU Contest 23m&13cm&3cm

Sun close

 

1-17

Sept 07/08

-17,8

-1,8

-48

35

Eu VHF Tropo

Day(PM)

 

10-18

Sept 14/15

-23

-0,3

-139

30

ARRL VHF Tropo

Night

 

17-23

Sept 21/22

+21,9

-0,2

131

35

ARRL EME 13cm&up

Night

 

19-9

Sept 28/29

+15,7

-1,8

40

20

ARI autumn contest

Day(AM)

 

0-15

Oct 05/06

-21,1

-1,8

-29

40

Eu UHF Tropo

Sun close

 

9-16

Oct 12/13

-20

-0,4

-120

30

 

Day(PM)

 

15-23

Oct 19/20

+24,4

-0,1

150

35

ARRL EME 6m-23cm

Night

 

17-8

Oct 26/27

+11,9

-1,8

59

20

 

Day(AM)

 

0-14

Nov 02/03

-23,9

-1,7

-11

40

Eu VHF CW Tropo

Sun noise

 

8-15

Nov 09/10

-16

-0,5

-101

30

 

Day(PM)

 

14-22

Nov 16/17

+26,1

-0,1

169

40

ARRL EME 6m-23cm

Night

 

16-7

Nov 23/24

+8

-1,8

79

20

 

Day(AM)

 

0-12

Dec 00/01

-26,2

-1,6

7

60

 

Sun noise

 

7-13

Dec 07/08

-11,3

-0,5

-83

25

 

Day(PM)

 

12-21

Dec 14/15

+27,3

-0,3

-173

45

 

Night

 

14-6

Dec 21/22

+4

-1,7

99

20

Xmas

Day(AM)

 

23-10

Dec 28/29

-27,8

-1,4

25

120

HNY

Moon in south

 

6-12

 

 

High positive Declination shows that the moon transit is in the northern hemisphere, red negative Decl indicates a southern transit of the moon.

Loss in dB indicates the extra losses due to the different distance earth-moon, best case at perigee is +0,3dB and worst case at apogee -2dB.

 

Sun Offset vs Time of Day for Visible Moon

-180

-120

-30

0

+30

+120

+180

Night

Day (PM)

Sun noise

Day (AM)

Night

 

The background TEMPeratue indicates the losses caused by the noise from objects behind/near the moon. Coldest value on 432 is 15K and when the moon is in front of our galactical centre this value can be up to 200K. This can cause up to 8dB extra losses on RX at a good station.

 

Here is F1EHN fine EME DATA graph

 

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 https://www.nitehawk.com/rasmit/em70cm.html

Details about expeditions are here

A good contest overview you can find at WA7BNM

All about 6m EME here

 

Link to EA6VQ 144 MHz calendar

Also good 2m moon chart is here

 

Home

 

 

Year

2020

2021

2022

2023

2024

2025

2026

2027

2028

2029

2030

2031

2032

2033

2034

2035

2036

max. declination in mid of the year

23

25

27

28

28

28

27

25

25

24

22

21

19

18

18

18

19

declination.at

perigee

+5

-25

-27

-25

+7

+28

+26

+22

+9

-21

-21

-21

-13

+6

+17

+17

+18

maximum el. in JO62jr

61

62,5

63,5

64,5

65,3

65,3

64,8

62,5

62,5

61

59

58

56

55

55

55

56

All values in degrees.

The maximum declination increases until 2024/25 Perigee, high positive declination and even low spread are out of phase 2021 till 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preliminary Lunar weekend calendar 2025

Compiled by DL7APV

 

2400_Sat/ 0000 Sun

Decl/

Loss/

dB

Sun offset/

Temp

432/

K

contest dates & meetings

Comments

Planned

Expeditions on 432 or up

JO62: Moon

Rise/ set (UTC)

Jan 04/05

-6,1

-0,4

-65

25

 

 

 

10-20

Jan 11/12

+28

-0,6

-155

45

 

 

 

13-5

Jan 18/19

+0,1

-1,7

120

25

 

 

 

22-9

Jan 25/26

-28,8

-1,3

44

200

 

 

 

5-10

Feb 01/02

-1

-0,2

-47

25

 

 

 

9-19

Feb 08/09

+27,8

-0,8

-139

35

 

 

 

12-4

Feb 15/16

-3,9

-1,8

141

30

 
 
 
20-7

Feb 22/23

-29,3

-1,3

63

260

 

 

 

4-9

Mar 01/02

+3,6

+0,1

-27

25

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

 

 

7-18

Mar 08/09

+26,6

-1

-123

30

 

 

 

10-3

Mar 15/16

-7,9

-1,9

161

30

 
 
 
19-5

Mar 22/23

-20,9

-1,3

81

140

 

 

 

3-7

Mar 29/30

+7,5

+0,2

-8

25

 

Sun noise

 

5-17

Apr 05/06

+24,5

-1,1

-106

20

 

 

 

10-2

Apr 12/13

-11,9

-1,9

-179

30

 

 

 

18-3

Apr 19/20

-27,9

-1,3

99

50

 

 

 

1-6

Apr 26/27

+11,2

+0,3

13

25

 

 

 

4-16

May 03/04

+21,6

-1,0

-88

20

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

 

 

9-1

May 10/11

-15,8

-2,0

-160

30

 

 

 

17-2

May 17/18

-25,8

-1,3

116

40

Xenia HAMvention

 

 

0-5

May 24/25

+15

+0,2

32

30

 

 

 

2-15

June 00/01

+18,4

-1

-69

15

 

 

 

8-23

June 07/08

-19,3

-1,9

-140

35

EU 23&up Tropo

 

 

16-0

June 14/15

-22,9

-1,2

133

30

ARRL VHF Tropo

 

 

23-4

June 21/22

+18,8

-0,1

51

35

 

 

 

0-14

June 28/29

+15

-1

-49

20

HAM Radio ??????

 

 

7-21

July 05/06

-7,6

-1,9

-121

40

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

 

 

15-22

July 12/13

-19,4

-0,9

151

30

 

 

 

21-4

July 19/20

+22,4

-0,2

68

35

 

 

 

23-14

July 26/27

+11,5

-1,1

-29

20

 

 

 

6-20

Aug 02/03

-24,5

-1,8

-102

40

 

 

 

14-21

Aug 09/10

-15,6

-0,7

170

30

 

 

 

20-3

Aug 16/17

+25,4

-0,4

84

35

 

 

 

21-13

Aug 23/24

+7,7

-1,2

-9

20

 

Sun noise

 

5-18

Aug 30/31

-26,7

-1,8

-82

60

 

 

 

13-19

Sept 06/07

-11,8

-0,5

-171

25

Eu VHF Tropo

 

 

18-3

Sept 13/14

+27,3

-0,4

99

45

ARRL VHF Tropo

 

 

20-12

Sept 20/21

+3,6

-1,4

11

20

 

 

 

4-16

Sept 27/28

-28

-1,9

-64

120

 

 

 

12-18

Oct 04/05

-8,1

-0,3

-150

25

Eu UHF Tropo

 

 

16-2

Oct 11/12

+28

-0,3

115

45

 

 

 

19-11

Oct 18/19

-0,7

-1,6

30

25

 

 

 

3-14

Oct 25/26

-28,7

-1,9

-46

200

 

 

 

11-16

Nov 01/02

-4,2

-0,4

-130

25

Eu VHF CW Tropo

 

 

15-1

Nov 08/09

+27,6

-0,1

132

35

 

 

 

18-10

Nov 15/16

-5,2

-1,7

49

30

 

 

 

2-13

Nov 22/23

-28,7