47 GHz stations

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This is information about the 47 GHz EME stations with performance data.

In measuring Moon noise the best time to measure would be close to perigee, high elevation and a few days after full moon.
When I tried to find the best timing for moon noise measurement I found the VK3UM planner tool which predicts moon temperature.

It is clear that measurments on 47 GHz moon noise will vary quite a lot.
My suggestion would be to add the moontemp from the VK3UM planner tool to the measured performance.

Stations performance, I still need data on the red blocks, please send me your info. The list is arranged alphabetical by Callsign

List last updated: 07-04-2023; updated data from CT1BYM, new data from EB3FRN and EA3HMJ with new Kathrein antenna,

Setup from Miguel CT1BYM with 90 cm Kathrein dish

New results from CT1BYM with 1.2 mtr Kathrein offset dish


Gibertini dish EB3FRN with modified construction


Kathrein Dish CAS120 from EA3HMJ , weatherproof setup for RX system






Elevation /temp


elev/temp/humid CS/G date of measurement using WG switch atm temp Moon temp Remarks
AD6FP 1.8 mtr offset 1.5 dB cooled   9.2 dB                  
CT1BYM old 0.6 mtr offset 1.8 dB   4.7 dB 51 deg/26C 0.3 dB 37deg/15/98% 1.9dB 24-5-2022 no -26 @37 elev 221 K Kathrein CAS60
CT1BYM 0.9 mtr offset 1.8 dB   9.4 dB 76deg/ 28C 0.9 dB 37deg/28/70% 2.3dB 29-6-2022 no -28 @ 90 elev  -16 @ 50elev 221K Kathrein CAS90
copied DL7YC
CT1BYM 1.2 mtr offset 1.8 dB   11.4 dB 53deg/28C 1.4 dB xxdeg/28/70% 2.3dB 17-9-2022 no -16 221K Kathrein CAS120
CT1BYM 1.2 mtr offset 1.8 dB   11.15 dB 35 deg/10C 1.5 dB 10 deg/10/40% 2.3dB 5-2-2023 yes -33 265 K Kathrein CAS120
DC7KY 2.4 mtr offset 2.2 @17C 1 9.5 dB 15 ? 0.69 dB 3 C/62%     yes     Copied W5LUA
Copied DL7YC
DL7YC 2.4 mtr 0.4 pf 2 dB 42 12 dB 38 deg 1.2 dB  33 deg/3/62%   15-4-2022 yes     Copied W5LUA
EA3HMJ new dish 1.2 mtr offset 1.8 dB 2 11.7dB 54 deg/21C 1.5 dB 50,4deg/11/20%    - 6-4-2023 yes -21 262 K Kathrein CAS120
EA3HMJ 1.2 mtr offset 1.8 dB 2 9.8 dB 70 deg/30C 0.8 dB   64deg/30C/30%   22-6-2022


11 247 K copied DL7YC
EB3FRN 1.5 mtr offset 1.8 dB   11.5 dB >60deg/34C 1.5 dB >50deg/33C/26%   23-7-2022 no -16 - Gibertini dish
JA1WQF 2.4 mtr cassegrain 1.65 dB 10 9.3 dB >27 deg 1 dB >27 deg 2.8 dB 12-11-2020 yes     Copied W5LUA
LX1DB 3.0 mtr 0,3 pf 2.2dB Spacek ? 7.1 dB 19C 63% 0.45 dB   0.8 dB          
OK1DFC 2.4 mtr offset 2.4 dB 0,1 7.7 dB 25deg/14C 0.77 dB 25 deg/8C/46%         253 K  
DL/PA0EHG 1.8 mtr 0.4 pf 2.5 dB 4 10.1 dB 59deg/21C 0.8 dB 40 deg/21/45% 1.5 dB 5-7-2022 no 9.5@59 elev 207 K Precision Industries
DL/PA0EHG old 1.8 mtr 0.4 pf 6 dB 4 6.4 dB 27deg / 5C 0.58 dB 25deg/12C/55% 0.8 dB 7-4-2020 no   261 K Precision Industries
RW3BP 2.4 mtr offset 8 dB DSB   4.9 dB   0.6 dB             QRT
VE4MA 2 feet offset 4 dB ? 5.5 dB   0.3 dB              
W5LUA 2.4 mtr offset 2.85 25 8.2 45deg/28C 0.72 dB 60deg/28C/75%         228 K new LNA
W5LUA old 2.4 mtr offset 4 dB 25 6 dB   0.4 dB              

feedbox with TWT 40 Watt at feed from DL7YC


Table atm temp:
I have been working with a infrared thermometer to measure the temp of the atmosphere. I think this will give some extra information on atmospheric losses during the measurements/ The proposal is to measure during the 47 GHz measurements also the atmospheric temperature at the same angle and direction of the moon or the sun. I hope this will bring us closer to understanding atmospheric losses on 47 GHz for EME. Values can be seen between -20 or -30 during unclouded weather and low humidity in atmosphere but during clouded weather or unclouded weather with high humidity the measured atmospheric temperature will be much higher even up to the level of ground temperature. We can expect that losses on 47 GHz will be much higher than when we measure a atmospheric temp at -20 degrees Celsius.
Mind that some infrared thermometers will not measure these low values, a simple test in your freezer will show you if the infrared thermometer can be used.

Table moon temp:
The moon temperature is related to the sunshine on the moon and therefore directly related to the phase of the moon.
In VK3UM EME planner we can find the moon temp during the measurement, the proposal is to find this value and add this to the measured data. Up to now I have seen strong dependency on measured moon noise levels and moon temp, as might be expected.