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Equipment, modes, and practices for amateur stations on Earth communicating with other amateur stations on Earth by bouncing their VHF or UHF signals off the moon or other natural planetary bodies. EME is an acronym that stands for "Earth-moon-Earth".

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Looking for a model or description of an EME channel

I am looking for any technical/scientifical/specialized reference describing in some detail the moonbounce for VHF/low UHF frequencies. More precisely, I would be interested in a paper or publication ...
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Has an amateur radio communication ever taken a path outside the Earth-Moon system?

As a bit of curiosity, I was wondering what the longest path ever used by amateur radio operators has been. Of course the opposite side of the Earth is no problem with a good HF station. And you can ...
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What is the best frequency to start working EME on a budget?

Well, the title says it all: I want to start making EME contacts with the lowest possible budget, and I doubt between 2m, 70cm and 23cm. Since I cannot afford those expensive power amplifiers for ...
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Why EME with 100W and a single Yagi-Uda antenna is possible?

Recently I've been reading about EME and there was one thing that surprised me. Many sources claim that EME has path loss for 2m band about 252 dB. In the same time they claim (one, two): Recent ...
Aleksander Alekseev - R2AUK's user avatar