In this series on Club Program ideas, I’m providing possible programs for clubs to use in their meetings. You can find a full explanation of the approach in Club Programs – The Series.
Today’s program idea: Moonbounce.
Bouncing signals off of the moon and listening to them come back is a fascinating entry into Doppler shifts, weak signals, long distances, and knowing when the moon is available at your QTH.
- Why the moon?
- How it works
- Building Antennas — and rotors
- Software (WSJT)
- Frequencies to listen
Hams were working the moon long before astronauts landed there. It’s time to brush up on how all that was done.
Photo Credit: SV1BTR’s antenna on Skynet