EME (50 MHz, 144 MHz, 432 MHz, 1296 MHz)
When you are interested in an EME contact with 4W8X, please study the following moon forecasts
to identify dates and times, during which there is a possibility / time frame between 4W8X and your location.
Please note: The best days will be near the end of our operation.
4W8X will also participate in ARRL International EME Contest on November 25-26, 2023.
- The 7-ele 50 MHz antenna will be azimuth only (no elevation). However we have a dedicated Radio/Amp setup for this band (Icom IC7300 + RF2K-S) and are quite independent.
- For 144 MHz we'll have a 2x 11-ele group...
- For 432 MHz and for 1296 MHz, the same 3.0m Dish will be used. Changing bands means mechanical changes to the antenna and some re-wiring to the station setup.
We will decide on short notice which band(s) to use on a particular day. Announcements like operating frequencies will be made right here on this webpage (you may want to bookmark it) and also in the well-known EME chats N0UK and HB9Q. Our moon OP is Seb, DG5CST.
** "green color" denotes azimuth directions directly out over water. On all other days the moon is rising/setting over inland hills, not over water...
Reproduced with permission from René, PA9RX.