EME Contacts - 144MHz

144 MHz Activity


My activity on 144Mhz.

Station outfit:

Transceiver:                 IC-201

Preamplifier:                G4DDK

Final amplifier:             SSPA - 800Watt       

Antenna system:           9 el DK7ZB


Next to my EME activity at home, I installed a portable station for EME 144MHz communication. 

The station is located near the Northsea coast in the North of Holland between Den Helder and Alkmaar, a small town called Schagen. A must-see village for tourists!!


Summer 2015     - I decided to dismantle the GHz station and prepare for 144MHz EME with a small set-up.

Summer 2016     - I spend time to modify the antenna mast with an elevation and polarisation utility for the DK7ZB antenne.

July 2016           - DK7ZB antenna is installed with full AZ, EL and Pol installation

July 2016          - First results of RX EME with this small set-up.

Jan 2017            - Finished SSPA and modified IC201 to be driven from PC for JT65B

May 2017           - Station installed; ready to go for 1st EME QSO on 144MHz

June 2017          - Replaced 7el yagi for 9el Yagi, with 2db more gain.

June 2017          - 1st QSO OK1UGA!

October 2017     - Presentation of my EME station for 144MHz: here!

August 2020       - Currently #57 initials. Conditions this year were not good for my small system.

July 2021           - At the new location, JO32LR, the system will be installed later.