Lunar Weekend Calendar for 2023


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 07/08

+11,3

-1,2

-111

30

 

Day PM

 

Jan 14/15

-8,5

-1,2

92

30

 

Day AM

 

Jan 21/22

-24,7

+0,3

-6

30

 

Sun noise

 

Jan 28/29

+15,4

-1,2

-92

35

23cm ssb fun contest 17-17UTC

Day PM

 

Feb 04/05

+22,8

-2,0

-176

20

 

Night

 

Feb 11/12

-13,0

-1,2

111

30

 

Day AM

JD1/O

Feb 18/19

-22,6

+0,2

13

30

 

Sun close

 

Feb 25/26

+18,7

-1,2

-73

35

REF/DUBUS 2/70

Day PM

 

Mar 04/05

+20,2

-1,9

-158

15

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

Night

N1V in KH6

Mar 11/12

-17,2

-1,1

129

35

 

Day AM

 

Mar 18/19

-19,9

0

32

25

 

Day AM

 

Mar 25/26

+21,4

-1,1

-54

35

Friday 24th
13cm ssb fun contest


REF/DUBUS 13cm

Day PM

 

Apr 01/02

+17,4

-1,8

-138

20


REF/DUBUS 9cm
ARI spring contest

Day PM

SV8/DF2ZC

Apr 08/09

-21,0

-0,9

147

40

 

Night

 

Apr 15/16

-16,3

-0,2

49

25

 

Day AM

 

Apr 22/23

+23,5

-1,2

-34

35

REF/DUBUS 23cm

Day PM

 

Apr 29/30

+14,3

-1,8

-118

20

 

Day PM

 

May 06/07

-24,0

-0,6

165

45

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

Night

 

May 13/14

-11,9

-0,4

67

25

 

Day AM

 

May 20/21

+25,2

-1,3

-16

45

Xenia HAMvention
REF/DUBUS 3cm

Sun close

 

May 27/28

+10,8

-1,8

-98

20

 

Day PM

 

June 03/04

-26,2

-0,4

-177

80

EU 23 & up Tropo

Night

 

June 10/11

-7

-0,4

85

25

ARRL VHF Tropo

Day AM

 

June 17/18

+26,4

-1,5

2

45

 

Sun noise

 

June 24/25

+7

-1,8

-78

20

HAM Radio

Day PM

 

July 01/02

-27,7

-0,2

-158

160

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

Night

 

July 08/09

-1,9

-0,4

103

25

 

Day AM

 

July 15/16

+27

-1,7

20

40


CQ WW VHF
REF/DUBUS 6cm

Sun close

 

July 22/23

+2,9

-1,8

-58

25

 

Day PM

 

July 29/30

-28,6

-0,2

-140

260

 

Night

 

Aug 05/06

+2,9

-0,3

122

25

ARRL UHF Tropo

Day AM

 

Aug 12/13

+26,9

-1,8

37

30

ARRL EME 13cm&up

Day AM

 

Aug 19/20

-1,5

-1,8

-38

30

 

Day PM

 

Aug 26/27

-28,9

-0,3

-122

160

 

Day PM

 

Sept 02/03

+7,1

-0,2

142

25

Eu VHF Tropo

Night

 

Sept 09/10

+26

-1,8

54

25


ARRL VHF Tropo
ARRL EME 13cm&up
Weinheim VHF meeting

Day AM

 

Sept 16/17

-5,8

-1,7

-19

30

 

Sun close

 

Sept 23/24

-28,3

-0,4

-105

60

 

Day PM

 

Oct 00/01

+10,9

-0,2

162

30

ARI autumn contest

Night

 

Oct 07/08

+24,5

-1,8

73

20

Eu UHF Tropo

Day AM

 

Oct 14/15

-10

-1,5

1

30

 

Sun noise

 

Oct 21/22

-26,7

-0,5

-89

40

 

Day PM

 

Oct 28/29

+14,4

-0,3

-177

30

ARRL EME 6m-23cm

Night

 

Nov 04/05

+22,5

-1,8

92

20

Eu VHF CW Tropo

Day AM

 

Nov 11/12

-13,7

-1,3

21

30

 

Sun close

 

Nov 18/19

-23,9

-0,4

-73

30

 

Day PM

 

Nov 25/26

+17,8

-0,6

-158

35

ARRL EME 6m-23cm

Night

 

Dec 02/03

+20

-1,8

111

15

 

Day AM

 

Dec 09/10

-17,1

-1,2

41

35

 

Day AM

 

Dec 16/17

-20,4

-0,2

-57

30

 

Day PM

 

Dec 23/24

+21,2

-0,9

-140

35

Xmas

Night

 

Dec 30/31

+16,9

-1,8

131

20

HNY

Day AM

 

Jan 07/08

+11,3

-1,2

-111

30

 

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

 

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