Lunar Weekend Calendar for 2022


This information is a reformatted version of DL7APV's Lunar Weekend Calendar
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

Please send reports to K2UYH & DUBUS

See also JJ's - F1EHN's Moon Conditions Chart


 

2400 Sat/ 0000 Sun

Decl
(deg)

Loss
(dB)

Sun offset
(deg)

Temp
432
(degK)

contest dates & meetings

Comments

Expeditions on 432 or up

Jan 01/02

-26.5

+0.3

11

240

 

Sun close

 

Jan 08/09

-0.5

-1.3

-82

25

 

Day PM

 

Jan 15/16

+25.8

-1.9

-159

40

ATP 2-4 & 16:30-18:30
ARRL VHF contest

Night

 

Jan 22/23

+2.8

-1.0

120

25

 

Day AM

 

Jan 29/30

-26.9

0

29

140

 

Day AM

 

Feb 05/06

+3.3

-1.2

-62

30

SSB FUN Contest Sa 13cm/Sun 23cm

Day PM

 

Feb 12/13

+25.9

-1.8

-141

30

ATP 1-3 & 15-17

Night

 

Feb 19/20

-1.9

-0.8

138

30

 

Night

 

Feb 26/27

-26.6

-0.2

46

50

 

Day AM

 

Mar 05/06

+6.9

-1.3

-41

30

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

Day PM

 

Mar 12/13

+25.5

-1.8

-122

30

DUBUS/REF CW 2m/70cm

Day PM

 

Mar 19/20

-6.4

-0.6

157

30

 

Night

 

Mar 26/27

-29.6

-0.4

62

35

 

Day AM

 

Apr 02/03

+10.3

-1.4

-21

30

 

Sun close

 

Apr 09/10

+24.5

-1.7

-103

20

ATP 13-15 & 21-23

ARI spring contest

Day PM

 

Apr 16/17

-10.4

-0.3

177

30

 

Night

 

Apr 23/24

-23.3

-0.5

78

30

 

Day AM

 

May 00/01

+13.8

-1.6

-1

35

 

Sun noise

 

May 07/08

+22.9

-1.8

-84

20

DUBUS/REF CW 23cm
ATP 12-14 & 20-22
Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

Day PM

May 14/15

-13.8

-0.1

-163

35

 

Night

 

May 22/23

-2.0

-0.1

 

 

 

 

 

May 28/29

+17.1

-1.7

18

35

DUBUS/REF CW 3cm +up

Sun close

TK/HB9CRQ
27 to 30 May

June 04/05

+20.6

-1.8

-65

15

DUBUS/REF CW 13cm
ATP 11-13 & 19-21
EU 23 & up Tropo


Day PM

 

June 11/12

-17.0

-0.1

-144

35

ARRL VHF Tropo

Night

 

June 18/19

-16.9

-0.4

113

25

 

Day AM

 

June 25/26

+20.2

-1.8

36

35

Russian EME contest
144MHz & 2.3G


HAM Radio

Day AM

 

July 02/03

+17.6

-1.8

-47

20

DUBUS/REF CW 6cm
ATP 9-11 & 17-19
Eu VHF/UHF Tropo


Day PM

 

July 09/10

-20.1

-0.2

-124

40

 

Day PM

 

July 16/17

-13.3

-0.3

132

25

CQ WW VHF

Day AM

 

July 23/24

+22.8

-1.8

54

40

Russian EME contest
432MHz & 5.6G

Day AM

 

July 30/31

+14.1

-1.7

-28

20

DUBUS/REF CW 9cm

Sun close

 

Aug 06/07

-23.1

-0.3

-107

45

ARRL UHF Tropo

Day PM

 

Aug 13/14

-9.7

-0.3

152

25

19th EME Conference Praha

Night

 

Aug 20/21

+24.8

-1.8

73

45

ATP 1-3 & 10-12
Russian EME contest
1296 & 10G+

Day AM

 

Aug 27/28

+10.3

-1.5

-9

20

 

Sun Noise
10G

 

Sept 03/04

-25.7

-0.4

-90

100

Eu VHF Tropo

Day PM

 

Sept 10/11

-5.9

-0.4

172

25

ARRL VHF Tropo
VHF meeting Weinheim ?

Night

 

Sept 17/18

+26.2

-1.8

91

45

ARRL 1st leg 2.3 GHz and up

ATP 0-2 & 9-11

Day AM

 

Sept 24/25

+6.5

-1.3

10

20

ARI Autumn contest

Day AM

 

Oct 01/02

-27.4

-0.4

-74

240

Eu UHF Tropo

Day PM

 

Oct 08/09

-2.0

-0.6

-168

25

 

Night

 

 Oct 15/16

+26.9

-1.8

110

40

ARRL 2nd leg 50 to 1296 MHz

Day AM

 

Oct 22/23

+2.9

-1.1

31

25

 

Day AM

 

Oct 29/30

-28.0

-0.3

-59

160

 

Day PM

 

Nov 05/06

+2.6

-0.9

-149

30

Eu VHF CW Tropo

Night

 

Nov 12/13

+27.0

-1.9

129

30

ARRL 3rd leg 50 to 1296 MHz

Day AM

 

Nov 19/20

-0.7

-1.1

51

30

 

Day AM

 

Nov 26/27

-27.5

0

-43

60

 

Day PM

 

Dec 03/04

+6.9

-1.1

-130

25

 

Day PM

 

Dec 10/11

+26.3

-1.9

147

25

ATP 5-7 & 10-22

Night

 

Dec 17/18

-4.4

-1.1

72

30

 

Day AM

 

Dec 24/25

-26.3

+0.2

-25

40

Xmas

Sun close

 

Dec 31/ Jan1

+11.3

-1.2

-111

30

HNY

Day PM

 

 
 

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.

 

 -180

 -120

-30  

 0

 +30

+120

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

The background Temperature 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.

 

Year

2020

2021

2022

2023

2024

2025

2026

2027

2028

2029

2030

2031

2032

2033

2034

2035

2036

max declination(deg)

23

25

27

28

28

28

27

25

25

24

22

21

19

18

18

18

19

Perigee
declination (deg)

+5

-25

-27

-25

+7

+28

+26

+22

+9

-21

-21

-21

-13

+6

+17

+17

+18

 

 

See -  http://www.F1EHN.org


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