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Is 1 yagi and 50W enough to work EME on 144, 432 and 1296
YES it is!
We have worked many such stations on all 3 bands (see our band section for the complete logs)! Next 3 nice examples of QRP QSOs: click here to see photos from stations we worked.
144: 9A4VQ, 3el quad, no preamp, 15m RG-213, 300W in shack, wkd on 28.11.2007
|220500||0||-27||2.9||315||3||*||HB9Q 9A4QV JN75|
|220700||0||-28||2.9||315||2||*||HB9Q 9A4QV JN75|
432: VE2DSB, 1x22 el yagi, 80ft LDF4-50 cable, 30W in shack, wkd on 28.11.2007
|223300||2||-21||2.7||151||2||*||HB9Q VE2DSB FN35 1 0|
1296: G4BAO, 4x23el yagi, 30W at antenna, antenna at 45° elevation moon at 55°, wkd 01.06.2008
|101500||1||-25||2.4||-188||7||#||HB9Q VE2DSB FN35||OOO||1||0|
With the introduction of WSJT (many thanks Joe, K1JT!!!) a new world was open-up for many VHF and UHF weak signal stations. It is now possible to work EME on a regular base using only 1 yagi (even a small one) and 100 W (or even less!!!). With such equipment it is not only possible to work the very big guns, NO, it definitely is possible to work MANY stations:
- On 144 MHz 1 yagi and 100 W are enough to work 4 yagi stations!
- On 432 MHz 1 yagi and 100 W are enough to work 4 yagi stations!
- On 1296 MHz 1 yagi and 100 W are enough to work 4m dish stations!
It would be great if YOU would join the EME-family, adding yet an other exciting station and/or country!