Lunar Weekend Calendar for 2018

This information is a reformatted version of DL7APV's Lunar Weekend Calendar (EME NL Dec 2017)
More detailed info can be taken from VK3UMs famous EME Planner

Loss= Apogee (loss=1.9 dB). Loss=Perigee (loss=0.3 dB). ATP=ActivityTimePeriod for 432 CW
                                                   Temp=High background temp. Temp=Low background temp

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See also Franck F5SE's Moon Conditions Graph - 2018 

2400 Sat/ 0000 Sun

Decl
(deg)

Loss
(dB)

Sun offset
(deg) 

Temp
432
(degK)

libration

contest dates & meetings

Comments

 Expeditions on 432 or up

Jan 06/07

+5.0

-0.9

112

20

+

 

Day PM

 

Jan 13/14

-19.4

-2.2

34

100

-

 

Day PM

 

Jan 20/21

-9.3

-1.7

-46

25

+

 

Day AM

 

Jan 27/28

+17.8

-0.2

-130

40

-

EME SSB Contest Fri/Sat 13cm
Sat/Sun 23cm

ATP Sun 14.30 - 16.30 & 22.00-00.00

Night

 

Feb 03/04

+2.3

-0.8

131

25

+

 

Night

 

Feb 10/11

-20.2

-2.1

52

180

-

 

Day PM

 

Feb 17/18

-6.3

-1.5

-27

25

+

 

Sun Close

 

Feb 24/25

+18.9

-0.4

-113

40

-

DUBUS CW contest 2/70

Day AM

TG3MB

Mar 03/04

-0.5

-0.8

152

30

 

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

Night

TG3MB

Mar 10/11

-20.7

-2.1

71

160

 

 

Day PM

 

Mar 17/18

-3.2

-1.3

-8

25

 

 

Sun Noise

 

Mar 24/25

+19.4

-0.6

-97

35

DUBUS CW contest 13cm
Daylight saving in Eu starts
ATP Sun 11:30-13:00 & 21:00 to 23:00

Day AM

April 00/01

-3.3

-1.0

172

30

++

 

Night

 

April 07/08

-21.0

-2.1

90

80

-

 

Day PM

 

April 14/15

-0.3

-1.1

11

25

++

 

Sun close

 

April 21/22

+19.3

-0.6

-81

30

-

DUBUS CW Contest 23cm
ARI EME meeting
ATP Sun 10:00 - 12:00
& 19:00 - 21:00

Day AM

 

April 28/29

-6.3

-1.2

-169

25

++

 

Night

 

May 05/06

-20.8

-2.2

110

45

-

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

Day PM

 

May 12/13

+2.5

-1.0

31

30

++

 

Day PM

 

May 19/20

+18.5

-0.4

-65

20

-

ARI EME spring session
DUBUS CW contest 6cm
Dayton Hamvention
ATP Sun 09:00 - 11:00 &
18:30 - 20:30

Day AM

 

May 26/27

-9.4

-1.5

-150

30

+

 

Night

 

June 02/03

-20.2

-2.2

128

35

-

Eu 23 & UP Tropo
Ham Radio DL

Night

 

June 09/10

+5.1

-0.9

51

30

+

ARRL VHF Tropo

Day PM

 

June 16/17

+17.1

-0.2

-48

15

-

DUBUS CW Contest 3cm
ATP Sun 08:00 - 10:00 &
17:00 - 19:00

Day AM

 

June 23/24

-12.3

-1.7

-132

35

+

 

Night

 

July 00/01

-19.0

-2.2

147

30

-

 

Night

 

July 07/08

+7.9

-1.1

70

30

++

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

Day PM

 

July 14/15

+15.3

-0.1

-29

20

-

DUBUS CW contest 9cm
ATP Sun 07:30 - 09:30 & 15:00 - 17:00

Sun Close

 

July 21/22

-14.9

-1.7

-114

40

+

CQ WW VHF

Day AM

 

July 28/29

-17.3

-2.1

165

30

-

 

Night

 

Aug 04/5

+10.7

-1.0

89

30

++

ARRL UHF Tropo
ES - Tropo

Day PM

 

Aug 11/12

+13.2

0

-10

20

-

ATP Sun 06:30 - 09:30 & 15:00 - 17:00

Sun Close

 

Aug 18/19

-17.0

-1.7

-95

40

+

EME Conference in PA0
LY - Tropo

Day AM

 

Aug 25/26

-15.1

-2.0

-176

30

-

 

Night

 

Sept 01/02

+13.7

-1.0

107

30

+

Eu VHF Tropo

Night

 

Sept 08/09

+10.9

-0.1

9

20

-

ARRL VHF Tropo
Weinheim (DL)
ARI EME Autumn Session

Sun Noise(Sunday!)

 

Sept 15/16

-18.8

-1.7

-76

50

-

 

Day AM

 

Sept 22/23

-12.6

-1.9

-157

25

-

 

Night

 

Sept 29/30

+16.5

-0.8

124

35

+

ARRL 2.3 GHz & UP

Night

 

Oct 06/07

+8.2

-0.4

28

20

 

Eu UHF Tropo

Day PM

 

Oct 13/14

-20.2

-1.7

-57

100

+/-

 

Day AM

 

Oct 20/21

-10.2

-1.9

-137

25

-

 

Night

 

Oct 27/28

+18.7

-0.6

-141

40

-

ARRL II 50 - 1296 MHz
Daylight saving time ends in Eu

Night

 

Nov 03/04

+5.0

-0.7

46

20

-

Eu VHF CW Tropo

Day PM

 

Nov 10/11

-21.3

-1.7

-38

180

-

 

Day AM

 

Nov 17/18

-7.7

-1.9

-117

25

-

 

Day AM

 

Nov 24/25

+20.1

-0.3

158

40

-

ARRL III 50 - 1296 MHz

Night

 

Dec 01/02

+1.5

-0.9

64

30

-

 

Day PM

 

Dec 08/09

-21.9

-1.9

-19

180

-

 

Sun Close

 

Dec 15/16

-5.1

-1.8

-97

25

-

 

Day AM

 

Dec 22/23

+20.8

0

176

40

-

XMAS
ATP Sun 01:30 - 03:30 &
17:30 - 19:30

Night

 

Dec 29/30

-2.2

-1.0

82

30

-

HNY

Day PM

 


 
Sun Offset vs Time of day for Visible Moon

 -180

 -120

-30  

 0

 +30

+120

+180  
 
Night - N
Day (AM) - DA
Sun Noise - S
Day (PM) - DP
Night - N
 

 

Year

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

2024 2025 2026

max declination(deg)

18

17

18

19

22

23

25

27

28

28 28 27

declination at perigee (deg)

-7

+14

+18

+19

+18

+5

-25

-27

-25

+7 +28 +26

The maximum declination goes up now until 2025 , and perigee and high positive declination are in phase until 2019  

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