Re: WHAT IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST? MOON BOUNCE?


Johnny AC0BQ
 

Hmm Interesting Phil
We might get better return signals from
The moon than we do the ozone layer!!

Worked CA this am on 7.038, he was running 
550 watts so I kicked the kx3 up to 12.
He asked if I had a rig that was qro??
72
Have a fun and safe 4th!!
Johnny AC0BQ

On Sunday, July 3, 2016, 'Phil' w0xiphil@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

HEY ALL,
 
GOT AROUND TO READING JULY QST TODAY AND RAN ACROSS A VERY NICE ARTICLE ON MOON-BOUNCE (EME), PAGE 67.
DENNIS, W5RZ, DID A NICE JOB ON “NATIONAL PARKS VIA THE MOON.”
 
After that, thought I ought to add a moon-bounce contact to my ham bucket list (just turned 75 last Thursday) .
 
Dennis noted that it doesn’t take that much:
 
1. Load up K1JT’s WSJT software (free download) for the moon bounce digital mode (known as JT65B), [  physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/j1jt/    ]
2. SSB Transceiver or 432 MHz...........he used an FT-857D at 20 watts......
3. He used a 22-element Yagi..........(K1FO),
4. Determine path of the moon  (day or night)......W7GJ makes an excellent planning program called GJTracker, available as a free download  from www.bigskyspaces.com/w7jg/.
5. He uses an iphone APP to point at the moon...........called Lunatic  (nice name for buck folks) .
 
Cool stuff.
w0xi, Phil
member, W0uk club, 4SQRP club.



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