Datum: 6. 9. 2018 16:23:31
Předmět: Working K5QE on 432 EME...
Hello to everyone in the 432 EME community.  

This year, the ARRL September VHF Contest will be held Sept 8th and 9th.  We want to work as many EME stations on 432 as possible to increase our grid count.  Please help us with this event by working us on JT65b or CW.  Thank you very much.

Any stations that we can work on 432 will certainly be a "rare" grid for our contest. The 432 EME station antenna is 16 x 28el M2 all Horizontal.  The TX power is 950W with a tower mounted preamp.   If you are 432 EME capable, please try to work us during the contest.

We have two moon passes this time.  The moon is well to the west at the beginning of the contest.  Our AZ is 206deg at 1800Z on Sat when the contest begins.  This means that there will be few if any EU stations heard on Sat.  We will look for stations in Region 2 and for our VK, JA, and ZL friends until our moonset on Sat, which is 2400Z.   Our second moon pass begins at 1200Z on Sunday, which should be OK for EU, except that we are in a New Moon situation.  We will just have to do the best we can...hopefully the extra sun noise will not kill us.  Check with us on the N0UK EME-1 page.  We will monitor that page whenever we are on EME.

We will be operating 432 EME on 432.080MHz always on Second Sequence.  We will call CQ whenever we can.  If you only work CW on 432, please call us on CW.  If we detect a CW caller, we will immediately switch to CW and try to work you.  If you can, please try to work us on 432.

We will also be operating 2M EME on 144.142MHz, taking Second sequence, with 8 x 18el M2.  If you have 432 and 2M, please try to work us on both bands.  Thanks for that.

The new ARRL rules allow Assistance to all stations.  That means that you can look at the various Internet resources and post to them too.  Whenever we are doing EME, we will be on the N0UK EME-1 page...so you can coordinate with us there.  The EME-1 page is an extremely valuable resource, so use it often.  Remember, NO CONTACT DETAILS can be posted.  

For 432 only, we will also try to monitor the HB9Q 432 logger.  If you don’t see us on  432.080MHz or 144.142MHz, please check back
later because we may just be doing a bit of Search & Pounce or waiting for the tropo station to finish a QSO.
Good luck to all in the contest and we hope to see you there.  Thank you.

73 Marshall, K5QE - EM31cj

East Texas, USA