EG3EME/1 Photo Gallery
Rig: 144 MHz: 2x2M12 + Kw + MGF-1308
435 MHz: 20 el. cross yagi + 50w (for satellites)
Frequencies/Modes: 144.134 MHz on EME, JT65B. EG3EME/1 first. Depending on QRM other frequencies could be used. We'll have Internet and will announce it in N0UK's EME chat. If any big guns are interested to try in CW we could arrange a time slot for CW, but due to our small setup JT65B will be the main operating mode.
Due to the restrictions of the location in a valley it's going to be difficult to work MS and other terrestrial propagation modes, but we'll see when we are there. When there is no moon we'll try to be on the satellites as much as possible.
Operating times: Our intention is to be QRV most of the time from Moonrise to Moonset, but the QTH is in a valley, so we expect to get/lose Moon at about 20 degrees or so. This will restrict the operating times a little.
Skeds/operating policy: No skeds will be taken for digital modes. Just call us when you can copy our CQ. Please DO NOT call if you don't copy us.
Operators: EA3CEC, EA3CBH, EA6SA, EA6VQ
Location: The location is EA3CEC's radio QTH in El Burguillo (province of Avila). Locator IN70QK.
QSL info: QSL via EA3CEC to his address in Madrid:
Cesar Diaz del Real
C/Chumbera 12, 3
Also OK via Buro (via EA3CEC)
QSL status: Cards already ordered to be printed. We expect to have in hand three weeks from now, the latest. All QSOs have the stickers printed and ready. We will send direct QSL for the stations we already got his card and will keep answering direct until January, when we will send remaining QSLs via buro. Up to now we have received QSL from OH4LA, DJ9MG, IK1UWL, JR3REX, JE1TNL, K9MRI, JM1WBB, K2BLA, DL7FF, PY2SRB, DK3WG, RV9UV, RX1AS, RW3WR, UA3PTW. Thanks for nice EME time!
06-Sep-2010: Operation finished. 159 QSO in the log with 31 DXCC (117 via EME, 29 via satellite and 13 via tropo). We are quite satisfied with the results of the EME operation, that was our main goal and we are only disappointed for not having been able to make more QSO via satellite. Smallest station worked via Moon was using a single Yagi and 400w.
05-Sep-2010: Good EME conditions and many QSO in the log. However QRN is high at moonset. Satellite operation is restricted by few satellite passes and other obligations of operators.
03-Sep-2010: Not able to be QRV at moonrise. We have been QRV after 6:30 until near moonset and made 36 QSO. Local QRM is sometimes a problem. We have been operating with backup preamp in shack. Later we plan to put it near the antennas and be QRV and moonrise on 4-Sep.
02-Sep-2010: Antennas has been setup, with many different problems. Main preamp broken.
30-Aug-2010: Due to administrative issues we'll use the callsign EG3EME/1.
25-Aug-2010: Callsign AO1EME has been issued.
15-Aug-2010: Antennas have been assembled and tested at EA6VQ's QTH. So far everything looks correct and reception of EME signals was a success, having received several 4 Yagi stations up to -18 dB (without preamp). After that everything was packed and stored, ready to travel to IN70.
13-Aug-2010: Antennas received. A complete assembly and test of the system will be carried out on 15-Aug at EA6VQ's QTH.
10-Aug-2010: Flights/ferry booked. EA6VQ will take the ferry to Denia on 1-Sep in the morning and drive to El Burguillo with all heavy stuff. EA6SA and EA3CBH/6 will take the plane in the afternoon. We'll meet EA3CEC/1 in the evening. Plans are to assemble the station in the morning of 2-September and become QRV at Moonrise (late evening).
1-Aug-2010: Still waiting for special callsign from Telecommunication authorities.
Log of stations worked via EME :
Log of stations worked via Satellite: