Lunar Weekend Calendar for 2019

This information is a reformatted version of DL7APV's Lunar Weekend Calendar (EME NL Dec 2018)
More detailed info can be taken from VK3UMs famous EME Planner

Loss= Apogee (loss= -1.9 dB). Loss=Perigee (loss= +0.3 dB). ATP=ActivityTimePeriod for 432 CW
                                                   Temp=High background temp. Temp=Low background temp

Please send reports to K2UYH & DUBUS

See also JJ's F1EHN Moon conditions chart 2019

 

2400 Sat/ 0000 Sun

Decl
(deg)

Loss
(dB)

Sun offset
(deg)

Temp
432
(degK)

libration

contest dates & meetings

Comments

Expeditions on 432 or up

Jan 05/06

-22,0

-1,8

0

80

-

 

Sun noise

 

Jan 12/13

-2,2

-1,6

-48

25

-

 

Day AM

 

Jan 19/20

+21

+0,1

-164

35

-

SSB funtest 23/13cm

ATP 2-3 & 16:30-18:30

Day AM

T46MB

Jan 26/27

-5,8

-0,7

100

25

-

 

Day PM

T46MB

Feb 02/03

-21,6

-1.9

18

45

-

 

Sun close

 

Feb 09/10

+1,1

-1,6

-58

30

-

 

Day AM

 

Feb 16/17

+20,7

0,05

-145

30

-

Dubus contest 2m/70cm

Day AM

 

Feb 23/24

-9,1

-0,5

119

30

-

 

Day PM

 

Mar 02/03

-20,7

-1,9

36

30

-

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

Day PM

 

Mar 09/10

+4,6

-1,6

-39

30

+/-

 

Day AM

 

Mar 16/17

+20

-0,1

-127

20

-

Dubus contest 13cm

ATP 13:30-15:30 & 22:30-0:30

Day AM

EA9LZ

TO2MB

Mar 23/24

-12

-0,5

139

35

+/-

 

Day PM

TO2MB

Mar 30/31

-19,5

-1,9

54

30

-

Daylight saving time in EU starts?

Day PM

 

Apr 06/07

+8,0

-1,4

-20

30

+/-

 

Sun close

 

Apr 13/14

+18,6

-0,3

-110

20

-

Dubus contest 23cm

ATP 12:30-14:30 & 22:00-24:00

Day AM

 

Apr 20/21

-14,7

-0,6

159

35

+/-

 

Day PM

 

Apr 27/28

-18,1

-1,9

73

30

-

 

Day PM

 

May 04/05

+11,1

-1,2

-1

35

+

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

Sun noise

 

May 11/12

+16,4

-0,3

-94

20

-

ARI EME Trophy spring session

Dubus contest 3cm&up

Day AM

SV9???

May 18/19

-17,1

-0,8

179

40

+

Dayton Hamvention

 

Day PM

 

May 25/26

-16,3

-1,9

93

30

-

EME meeting at SM4IVE

Day PM

 

June 01/02

+13,7

-1,0

18

30

+

EU 23&up Tropo

Sun close

FG/DL2AAZ

June 08/09

+13,5

-0,3

-78

20

-

ARRL VHF Tropo

Dubus contest 6cm

Day AM

FG/DL2AAZ

June 15/16

-19,3

-1,0

-163

50

+

 

Day AM

 

June 22/23

-14,1

-1,9

113

25

-

HAM Radio

Day PM

 

June 29/30

+15,9

-0,8

38

35

++

Dubus contest 9cm

ATP 03:00-05:00 & 12:00-14:00

Day PM

 

July 06/07

-16,3

-0,1

-60

20

-

Eu VHF/UHF Tropo

Day AM

 

July 13/14

-21,1

-1,2

-145

100

++

 

Day AM

 

July 20/21

-11,4

-1,9

132

25

-

CQ WW VHF

Day PM

 

July 27/28

+17,9

-0,8

57

40

++

ATP 01:00-03:00 & 10:30-12:30

Day PM

 

Aug 03/04

+7,7

0,1

-42

20

-

ARRL UHF Tropo

ES-Tropo

Day AM

 

Aug 10/11

-22,4

-1,4

-128

180

+

 

Day AM

 

Aug 17/18

-8,3

-2,0

152

25

-

LY-Tropo

Day PM

 

Aug 24/25

+19,7

-0,8

76

40

++

ATP 00:00-02:00 & 09:00-11:00

Day PM

 

Sept 00/01

+3,5

+0,2

-23

25

-

 

Sun close

 

Sept 07/08

-23,2

-1,4

-111

160

+/-

Eu VHF Tropo

Weinheim (DL)

Day AM

 

Sept 14/15

-4,9

-1,9

171

25

-

ARRL VHF Tropo

Day PM

 

Sept 21/22

+21,3

-0,9

94

40

+

ARRL EME contest 13cm&up

Day PM

 

Sept 28/29

+0,3

+0,2

-3

30

-

ARI EME Trophy autumn session

Sun noise Saturday!

 

Oct 05/06

-23,4

-1,4

-93

70

+

Eu UHF Tropo

Day AM

 

Oct 12/13

-1,5

-1,9

-169

25

-

 

Day AM

 

Oct 19/20

+22,3

-0,9

110

40

++

ARRL EME contest 6m 23cm

Day PM

 

Oct 26/27

-3,0

+0,1

17

30

-

Daylight saving time in EU ends?

Sun close

 

Nov 02/03

-23,1

-1,4

-74

45

-

Eu VHF CW Tropo

Day AM

 

Nov 09/10

+1,8

1,8

-150

30

-

 

Day AM

 

Nov 16/17

+22,5

-0,8

127

30

+/-

ARRL EME contest 6m 23cm

Day PM

 

Nov 23/24

-3,9

-0,2

36

30

-

 

Day PM

 

Dec 00/01

-22,3

-1,4

-55

30

-

 

Day AM

 

Dec 07/08

+4,7

-1,7

-130

30

-

 

Day AM

 

Dec 14/15

+21,8

-0,5

143

20

-

ATP 04:00-06:00 & 20:00-22:00

Day PM

 

Dec 21/22

-10,0

-0,5

55

30

-

Xmas

Day PM

 

Dec 28/29

-21,0

-1,5

-36

30

-

HNY

Day AM

 

 

Sun Offset vs Time of day for Visible Moon

 -180

 -120

-30  

 0

 +30

+120

+180  
 
Night - N
Day (AM) - DA
Sun Noise - S
Day (PM) - DP
Night - N
 

 

Year

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

2024 2025 2026 2027

max declination(deg)

17

18

19

22

23

25

27

28

28 28 27 25

declination at perigee (deg)

+14

+18

+19

+18

+5

-25

-27

-25

+7 +28 +26 +22

The maximum declination goes up now until 2024 , and perigee and high positive declination are in phase until 2019  and again in 2025+

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