I was able to work DL7APV over 432MHz Earth-Moon-Earth using a Yaesu FT-817, a Toptek PA-80U amplifier at 70W, 10ele Alaskan Arrow Yagi and a Digirig.
The Digirig did a great job at picking up the faint incoming audio and handling the Doppler shift on WSJT-X. I also use the same setup to work digital satellites.
Highly recommended device!
73 de KF7R in Nogales, AZ
Congratulations! Thanks for reporting!
Congrats on your success! I shared your pics in Digirig’s Instagram if you don’t object.
For funzies I looked up the other end of the QSO. That guy will burn a hole through the moon with his 1.8° beam :
He did the 99% of the work. My antenna is a tiny fraction of what he is using!
If my math is not wrong, the Digirig was able to process a signal that travelled 477,710 miles. That is pretty awesome in my book!
You’re doing more EME than 99.9% of us. Thank you for sparking the interest and showing that the mode can be enjoyed without a government-size budget.
Well this is just great! an entirely new (to me) thing I now want to do. Why are there so VERY MANY wonderfully interesting aspects to this ham hobby I need to up my equipment game, get more experience with my digirig then see if I can bounce off the moon.