Last Updated on 2014-07-08

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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
Time             Remarks
220500 0 -27 2.9 315 3 * HB9Q 9A4QV JN75
220700 0 -28 2.9 315 2 * HB9Q 9A4QV JN75
220900 0 -30 -1.4 315 36 *  
221100 2 -30 308 3     RO
221300 2 -30 303 3     RRR
221500 2 -30 297 3     73
432: VE2DSB, 1x22 el yagi, 80ft LDF4-50 cable, 30W in shack, wkd on 28.11.2007
Time             Remarks
223300 2 -21 2.7 151 2 * HB9Q VE2DSB FN35 1 0
223500 5 -28   155 3 *  
223700 9 -36   160 73 *  

1296: G4BAO, 4x23el yagi, 30W at antenna, antenna at 45° elevation moon at 55°, wkd 01.06.2008 
Time             Remarks
101500 1 -25 2.4 -188 7 # HB9Q VE2DSB FN35 OOO 1 0
101700 1 -25 2.3 -250 8 # G4BAO JO02 OOO 1 0
101900 1 -28 -1.7 -277 7 *        
102100 1 -29 -332 2     RO      
102300 1 -28 -380 3     RRR      
102500 2 -27 -415 3     73      

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!