Howard Ling - G4CCH
 Earth Moon Earth - EME

70cm (432MHz), 23cm (1296 MHz), 13cm (2320 MHz),

9cm (3400 MHz) and 6cm (5760 MHz)

 

Kirton in Lindsey
Lincolnshire
England

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Next EME activity dates
9cm EME on 3rd & 4th May 2014
in the DUBUS EME Contest
 

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since 13th October 2010

 
The next EME Conference is in Lannion France in 2014
             
             
 

 

My interest in radio and engineering began as a teenager. This developed into a 21 year career in the Two Way Radio industry until being made redundant as a result of a company takeover... a great reward for loyalty and helping to grow the business... their loss.

I now work for Synectics Industrial Systems in Brigg, they manufacture Industrial CCTV systems and cameras for use in potentially explosive atmospheres - Explosion proof / Flameproof ATEX and IECEx.

I passed the Radio Amateurs Exam (RAE) in the early 1970's and got my first callsign G8GBC. A year or so later, I took the 12wpm morse test and upgraded to G4CCH. 

 
 

Working on the dish feed

 

5.4m dish with W2IMU feed

 
               
 

HF never really did it for me, but after building my first  equipment for 2m I realised there was more fun to be had in the VHF and up part of the spectrum. 

The early EME or Moounbounce experiments of G3LTF and G3CCH were something that I marvelled at, and in the late 1970ís I started building equipment for 23cm initially for tropo. This was also used several times in VHF NFD as part of the Scunthorpe VHF Contest Groupís multiband setup - G4CDC, G4ERG, G0JRB, G8XFY, G8FEK...

My interest in 23cm EME moved up gear after I heard ssb echoes from PA0SSB during a talk at the Scunthorpe Amateur Radio Club given by G4DZU.

In 1982, I started building my first 2.4m dish for EME, and with a lot of help from G3WDG, G4KGC and G8XFY I made my first EME QSO with K2UYH with 150 Watts CW.

In 2000, my 5.4m dish was completed... what a massive improvement. Twelve years later I'm still having fun and giving the "big boys" a run for their money, and now with JT65 I'm making contacts that I would never have imagined were possible.

Want to find out more... take a look around my website
 

 

News of my latest EME activity
on 23cm (1296MHz), 13cm (2320 MHz), 9cm (3400 MHz) & 6cm (5760 MHz)
12th April 2014
EME  Initial Contacts  & Standings List 8th April 2014
QSL Cards - capability to email pdf files of QSL Cards 15th January 2012
Audio and video recordings of EME signals 31st December 2013
Information about my station ... more info being added 4th August 2006
23cm 1KW SSPA project 13th February 2011
EME Photo Gallery  and EME Contest Awards 11th January 2011
See how my new dish project progressed   13th June 2002
Lunar Activity Weekend Calendar ... info from DL7APV (EME NL) Jan 2014 - WIP
EME Expeditions and Special Events 30th September 20132
Links to other interesting sites on the WEB  
   

Please E Mail me if you need more information - howard(at)g4cch(dot)com
or call me on Skype
My status

Last updated on 13/04/14