[Moon-Net] E44CM Results and story

serge ve1kg at eastlink.ca
Sat Nov 26 21:44:36 CET 2016

Great expedition & big signal congratulations.
Serge VE1KG
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  From: Chris, PA2CHR 
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  Sent: Saturday, November 26, 2016 2:40 PM
  Subject: [Moon-Net] E44CM Results and story

  Hi All, 


  We are safe and back home again after the very nice trip to Palestine. 

  E44CM made 336 initial EME QSO's on 2 mtr. and 40 QSO's on 70cm.  It was great fun for us to work so many stations. 


  Yesterday evening we arrived at Schiphol airport in the Netherlands, but 3  of our suitcases where lost !  

  They contain about 90%  of our radio-equipment so we hope they will be found soon.. airline companies are looking what has happened. 


  The QTH in Jericho was great, a good and safe place  for the antenna was found on the roof; it was easy to put our tripod, fixed with 6 concrete blocks. 

  Some QRM, about 6 dB unfortunately particular during moonrise, so it was difficult to hear the weak ZL stations. Moonrise was completely free looking over the Dead Sea about 10km. away, but moonset was blocked by mountains up to 13 degrees. 

  Due to the fact that Jericho is located 250 mtr's BSL (below sea level)  the lowest city in the world, we were not able to complete Tropo and M.S. QSO's, very sorry for this...  but if you don't try you will never know if it is possible or not, hi. We did receive a few very short reflections and stations in LZ and YO heard some of us. 

  When the moon was below the horizon we did some sightseeing and visited:  Hishams' palace with ancient buildings, Mount of Temptation with a nice old monastery; the Dead sea for some swimming and the old town of  Jerusalem with the Western Wall. 


  We like to say many thanks to all who contact us and all who helped us with making this trip a success. 

  QSL info and some pictures can be found on  www.QRZ.com


  Hope to CU in future from another nice DX-location, best 73's,  the  E44CM - team: 

  Jos, PA3FYC 

  Chris, PA2CHR 






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