To try something that few people have accomplished so
Very few stations (probably not more than 100
all over the World) have been able to complete a qso via EME on 50 MHz so far.
The difficulties are mostly represented by the necessity of large arrays, the
high noise on this frequency and the high power needed to produce an audible
To make a DX QSO even when the propagation is poor or
We are now going to experiment a very bad
period for F2 propagation. The solar cycle, infact, is rapidly fading and we
will have always more difficultys finding an F2 opening over the next years.
Moreover, a lot of countries are not very often reachble via F2 even when the
solar cycle is at the top. The Moon, on the contrary, is always there and
always usable to make a qso!
Just for the fun of make experiments under prohibitive
I find is very stimulating to try something
new, difficult and never easily reproducible! If I just want to talk with
someone I use the telephone or the FM repeaters!
To optimize your own station and to get the maximum
An EME station is obviously a very good station
for F2 propagation also! Probably it will be a little bit less optimazed for
propagation modes with higher path angles, but I have always got, so far,
incredibly good reports on every ES opening, and quite often I receive 59+40db report
during TEP opening with Africa!