ARLA/CLUSTER: Rebote Lunar desde a Antarctica

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Sexta-Feira, 14 de Junho de 2013 - 17:25:12 WEST

Moon bounce from Antarctica

The exploits of Craig Hayhow VK0JJJ in bouncing radio signals off the
moon from Mawson has been written about in the Australian Antarctic
Division science newsletter.

Craig VK0JJJ achieved a 742,000 km hop when he made an EME contact
with Peter Taylor G8BCG at Cornwall in England, on May 4, at 0720 UTC.

Two nights later he contacted via 'moon bounce' Bo Nilsson SM7FJE in
Sweden. He said it seemed now like everybody in Europe and the USA
wanted an EME contact.

Now that the equipment and software has been proven a success, more
EME contacts will be made.

The newsletter hailed it as a first from an Australian Antarctic station.

Craig VK0JJJ said, "The technical challenges are immense, but with
modern high speed computers and sophisticated software, it has become
a lot easier in recent years."

During his recreation period he is also on the HF bands, and causes
pile-ups as the unique callsign is much sought after.

More of the story can be read at:

Jim Linton VK3PC

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