Lunar weekend calendar 2023

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 07/08

+11,3

-1,2

-111

30

 

Day PM

 

12-01

Jan 14/15

-8,5

-1,2

92

30

 

Day AM

 

00-10

Jan 21/22

-24,7

+0,3

-6

30

 

Sun noise

 

09-15

Jan 28/29

+15,4

-1,2

-92

35

23cm ssb fun contest 17-17UTC

Day PM

KA6U

10-24

Feb 04/05

+22,8

-2,0

-176

20

 

Night

 

15-07

Feb 11/12

-13,0

-1,2

111

30

 

Day AM

JD1YCC

23-08

Feb 18/19

-22,6

+0,2

13

30

 
Sun close
 
07-14

Feb 25/26

+18,7

-1,2

-73

35

REF/DUBUS 2/70

Day PM

 

09-23

Mar 04/05

+20,2

-1,9

-158

15

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo
REF/DUBUS 9cm

Night

N1V in KH6 &

KA6U

14-05

Mar 11/12

-17,2

-1,1

129

35

 

Day AM

 

23-06

Mar 18/19

-19,9

0

32

25

 
Day AM
 
06-13

Mar 25/26

+21,4

-1,1

-54

35

Friday 24th 13cm ssb fun contest

REF/DUBUS 13cm

Day PM

 

07-22

Apr 01/02

+17,4

-1,8

-138

20

ARI spring contest

Day PM

SZ5RDS

13-03

Apr 08/09

-21,0

-0,9

147

40

 

Night

 

22-05

Apr 15/16

-16,3

-0,2

49

25

 

Day AM

 

04-13

Apr 22/23

+23,5

-1,2

-34

35

REF/DUBUS 23cm

Day PM

KA6U

05-21

Apr 29/30

+14,3

-1,8

-118

20

 

Day PM

KA6U

12-03

May 06/07

-24,0

-0,6

165

45

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

Night

KA6U

21-03

May 13/14

-11,9

-0,4

67

25

 

Day AM

 

02-12

May 20/21

+25,2

-1,3

-16

45

Xenia HAMvention

REF/DUBUS 3cm

Sun close

 

04-21

May 27/28

+10,8

-1,8

-98

20

 

Day PM

 

11-24

June 03/04

-26,2

-0,4

-177

80

EU 23&up Tropo

Night

 

20-02

June 10/11

-7

-0,4

85

25

ARRL VHF Tropo

Day AM

 

01-11

June 17/18

+26,4

-1,5

2

45

 

Sun noise

 

03-20

June 24/25

+7

-1,8

-78

20

HAM Radio

Day PM

 

10-22

July 01/02

-27,7

-0,2

-158

160

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

Night

 

19-00

July 08/09

-1,9

-0,4

103

25

 

Day AM

 

23-10

July 15/16

+27

-1,7

20

40

CQ WW VHF

REF/DUBUS 6cm

Sun close

 

02-19

July 22/23

+2,9

-1,8

-58

25

 

Day PM

 

09-20

July 29/30

-28,6

-0,2

-140

260

 

Night

 

19-23

Aug 05/06

+2,9

-0,3

122

25

ARRL UHF Tropo

Day AM

 

21-09

Aug 12/13

+26,9

-1,8

37

30

ARRL EME 13cm&up

Day AM

 

00-17

Aug 19/20

-1,5

-1,8

-38

30

 

Day PM

 

08-19

Aug 26/27

-28,9

-0,3

-122

160

 

Day PM

 

17-22

Sept 02/03

+7,1

-0,2

142

25

Eu VHF Tropo

Night

 

20-08

Sept 09/10

+26

-1,8

54

25

ARRL VHF Tropo

ARRL EME 13cm&up

Weinheim VHF meeting

Day AM

 

00-16

Sept 16/17

-5,8

-1,7

-19

30

 

Sun close

 

07-17

Sept 23/24

-28,3

-0,4

-105

60

 

Day PM

 

16-20

Oct 00/01

+10,9

-0,2

162

30

ARI autumn contest

Night

 

18-07

Oct 07/08

+24,5

-1,8

73

20

Eu UHF Tropo

Day AM

 

22-14

Oct 14/15

-10

-1,5

1

30

 

Sun noise

 

06-15

Oct 21/22

-26,7

-0,5

-89

40

 

Day PM

 

14-19

Oct 28/29

+14,4

-0,3

-177

30

ARRL EME 6m-23cm

Night

 

16-06

Nov 04/05

+22,5

-1,8

92

20

Eu VHF CW Tropo

Day AM

 

21-13

Nov 11/12

-13,7

-1,3

21

30

 

Sun close

 

05-14

Nov 18/19

-23,9

-0,4

-73

30

 

Day PM

 

13-18

Nov 25/26

+17,8

-0,6

-158

35

ARRL EME 6m-23cm

Night

 

15-05

Dec 02/03

+20

-1,8

111

15

 

Day AM

 

20-11

Dec 09/10

-17,1

-1,2

41

35

 

Day AM

 

04-12

Dec 16/17

-20,4

-0,2

-57

30

 

Day PM

 

11-18

Dec 23/24

+21,2

-0,9

-140

35

Xmas

Night

 

13-04

Dec 30/31

+16,9

-1,8

131

20

HNY

Day AM

 

19-09

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

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

 

 

Home

 

 

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 !!

 

Home

 

 

Preliminary 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

 

 

 

 

Jan 13/14

-16,5

+0

-38

30

 

 

 

 

Jan 20/21

+24,2

-1,1

-123

35

 

 

 

 

Jan 27/28

+13,4

-1,9

151

20

 

 

 

 

Feb 03/04

-23,2

-1,2

80

40

 

 

 

 

Feb 10/11

-12,9

+0,2

-19

25

 

 

 

 

Feb 17/18

+26,3

-1,2

-106

45

 
 
 
 

Feb 24/25

+9,6

-2,0

171

20

 

 

 

 

Mar 02/03

-25,8

-1,2

99

60

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

 

 

 

Mar 09/10

-9,3

+0,3

1

25

 

Sun noise

 

 

Mar 16/17

+27,5

-1,1

-89

45

 
 
 
 

Mar 23/24

+5,5

-2,0

-170

20

 

 

 

 

Mar 30/31

-27,9

-1,2

116

120

 

 

 

 

Apr 06/07

-5,5

+0,2

22

25

ARI spring contest

 

 

 

Apr 13/14

+27,8

-1,1

-71

40

 

 

 

 

Apr 20/21

+27,2

-1,9

-150

25

 

 

 

 

Apr 27/28

-29,1

-1,1

132

60

 

 

 

 

May 04/05

-1,1

-0

41

25

 

 

 

 

May 11/12

+27,2

-1,1

-53

30

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

 

 

 

May 18/19

-2,7

-1,9

-129

30

Xenia HAMvention

 

 

 

May 25/26

-29,3

-0,9

149

180

 

 

 

 

June 01/02

+3,9

-0,2

60

25

EU 23&up Tropo

 

 

 

June 08/09

+26,1

-1,1

-34

30

ARRL VHF Tropo

 

 

 

June 15/16

-6,7

-1,8

-109

30

 

 

 

 

June 22/23

-28,6

-0,6

166

70

 

 

 

 

June 29/30

+9,1

-0,4

78

25

HAM Radio ?????

 

 

 

July 06/07

+24,4

-1,3

-16

20

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

 

 

 

July 13/14

-10,5

-1,8

-88

30

CQ WW VHF ???

 

 

 

July 20/21

-27,3

-0,4

-176

45

 

 

 

 

July 27/29

+14,1

-0,4

95

30

 

 

 

 

Aug 03/04

+22

-1,5

3

20

 

Sun noise

 

 

Aug 10/11

-14,2

-1,8

-68

30

20th EME conference NJ

ARRL UHF Tropo?

 

 

 

Aug 17/18

-25,4

-0,3

-158

35

 

 

 

 

Aug 24/25

+18,5

-0,3

113

35

 

 

 

 

Sept 00/01

+19,1

-1,7

21

15

 

 

 

 

Sept 07/08

-17,8

-1,8

-48

35

Eu VHF Tropo

 

 

 

Sept 14/15

-23

-0,3

-139

30

ARRL VHF Tropo

 

 

 

Sept 21/22

+21,9

-0,2

131

35

 

 

 

 

Sept 28/29

+15,7

-1,8

40

20

ARI autumn contest

 

 

 

Oct 05/06

-21,1

-1,8

-29

40

Eu UHF Tropo

 

 

 

Oct 12/13

-20

-0,4

-120

30

 

 

 

 

Oct 19/20

+24,4

-0,1

150

35

 

 

 

 

Oct 26/27

+11,9

-1,8

59

20

 

 

 

 

Nov 02/03

-23,9

-1,7

-11

40

Eu VHF CW Tropo

 

 

 

Nov 09/10

-16

-0,5

-101

30

 

 

 

 

Nov 16/17

+26,1

-0,1

169

40

 

 

 

 

Nov 23/24

+8

-1,8

79

20

 

 

 

 

Dec 00/01

-26,2

-1,6

7

60

 

Sun noise

 

 

Dec 07/08

-11,3