May Club Meeting

LARC Clubhouse (4420 NW 41st St, Lincoln)

Amateur Radio and Earth-Moon-Earth Communications

Presentation by: Doug Buhrman, KØDSP

Back in the 1970s, it was said that Earth-Moon-Earth, EME, was one of the most significant technical challenges for the radio amateur. It still is to a certain extent, but with advances in computers, software, and semiconductors, it is now a reality most amateurs can achieve if they are willing to do the work! There are a few methods to build a station with a modest budget.

Doug will present some of the basics and the pitfalls to avoid when assembling an EME station. Who knows, you may soon receive a QSL card with the phrase “Thanks for the EME contact!”