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Radio Communication over a distance of at least 2 Light Seconds using the Moon as reflector. Anyone interested in actually talking to him/herself? We can do that - you're welcome.
- 1 Project Moonbounce
- 2 Info deutsch
- 3 About
- 4 Facts
- 5 Organization
- 6 Working the Moon
Project Moonbounce's aim is to provide the visitors of 2011's Chaos Communication Camp some interesting insights into Amateur Radion in general and into one of its most spectacular varieties in particular. Earth-Moon-Earth (EME, Moonbounce) radio communication directly on the campsite and for everyones amazement. Since the camp's language is mostly english due to the very international audience, this site is as well.
This site is used for organizational purposes. Pse add all infos/thoughts/help offers/donations and whatever you think might help us to reach our goal!
- We will work in the 2m Band using 2 long Yagi Antennas and a high power amplifier.
active Components (radios etc.)
|Antennas / two long 2m (EME)-Yagis||OE1RFC, Clemens||buy used or new||tbd||100 - 400 Euro|
|Kuhne 2m EME LNA MKU LNA 144 A||OE1RFC, Clemens||get new one||small piece||224,00 Euro + heat sink|
|Transceiver||?,?||IC7000 from OE1RFC at worst||tbd||? Euro|
passive Components (cables etc.)
|coaxial power splitter||?,?||?||tbd||~60 Euro (Wimo)|
|sequencer (e.g. arduino with homebrew 2-stage relay board)||you?||?||? Euro|
|coaxial relay, 2kW PEP, >70-80db isolation||?,?||?||tbd||? Euro|
|coaxial relay PA/LNA switching for TRX||?,?||?||tbd||? Euro (cheap)|
|??m Low Loss Coax + N connectors||?||?||?||? Euro|
|High Power Dummyload||?,?||?||tbd||? Euro|
|High Power SWR-Meter||?,?||?||tbd||? Euro|
|vertical(4-6m?) / horizontal(~3.5m?) mast||OE4DNS, Andi||get at local store||-||? Euro|
|steel cable||OE4DNS, Andi||existing||?||-|
|azimuth/vertical rotator(s)||OE1RFC, Clemens||e.g. Yaesu G5500 or G500 + G-1000DXC||medium size||? Euro|
|green lazzor (for rotator calibration)||?||?||?||-|
After collecting all equipment a testing setup will be created to check if all components are working, if nothing is missing and if we can improve our setup.
At least one truck and one big van with trailer.
-> see ORGA Leiwandville 3.0
_ __\-o\-\-\-\-\ /. \ / / | O | [LNA]-[R]--O O \ o_ / | | \ /| | | \-o-|\-\-\-\-\ | | | ___/ | | ____ _____ / | | | PC | | TRX |o-----[R]--[PA]----+ | |____|-|_____| ____/ \____
Working the Moon
Yes, we'll need one ;-)
Conds - Space-Weather/Moon constellation
- Moon is full which does not really matter but looks nice :-)
- Earth-Moon distance: 395000 km - could be closer but we're not going to change that.
- Path in the sky at Finowfurt...