After my first EME weekend, my good friend Palle, OZ9DT, asked me if we should make a EME system at his QTH, then both of us could use the system.
I very good idea, Palle got a 2.4m dish, but the dish was not ready for use, so we decided to borrow a 1.8m from Peter, OZ1LPR.
We spend some evenings and some concrete to make the system ready for the ARRL EME contest.

Here Palle at the system

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1.8m Dish and Egis rotator

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Now the system is ready for EME

 

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At the moment we are using my tropo setup a DB6NT G3 and an Elisra 15W PA. The output at the feed about 12W and a NF about 2.3 dB. Next step is to optimize it, we need to have a waveguide preamp (already bought) direct at the feed and some more power.

System used inside : DB6NT TR144 + Hermes SDR.

Here some pictures from inside during the our Sunday

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We only had time to be qrv Sunday from 6Z until our moonset at 11Z.

Here the log :

DATE TIME CALLSIGN LOCATOR TX RX MODE PRO. REMARKS QRB
25/09/2016 07:26 HB9Q JN47CG -14 -19 JT4F EME 865
25/09/2016 07:42 UA4HTS LO43MO -12 -15 JT4F EME 2507
25/09/2016 08:42 OZ1LPR JO44UW -12 -17 JT4F EME 17

Number of QSO listed: 3

We did make 3 qso’s HB9Q, UA4HTS and OZ1LPR, we were heard by SQ7D, OZ1FF, PA3DZL & PA7JB all JT4F. Not many stations qrv Sunday on JT, our 12W was to little to work CW.

 

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