5760 MHz EME

The antenna for 5760 MHz EME is my 5.5 m dish with a f/D of 0.366.

SM6FHZ 6cm RF-head         6cm RF-head


SM6FHZ 6 cm RF-head interior       Interior of present 6cm RF-head

Feed Rx-connector and protectio relay       Feed Rx-connector, LNA-input connector and protection relay in the present 6cm RF-head

SM6FHZ 6 cm dish and feed     5.5 m dish with 6cm RF-head

SM6FHZ 6 cm feed in the dish    6cm RF-head in the dish

I am using the SM6FHZ 5 step septum feed horn for 6 cm EME. Designed by SM6FHZ and built by SM6PGP.

SM6FHZ feed for 6 cm   SM6FHZ 5 step septum feed horn for 6 cm (Photo SM6PGP)




SM6FHZ 6 cm transverter    6cm transverter and power supply


Equipment on 6 cm EME:

Antenna: 5.5 m solid dish, 0.366 f/D (SM6FHZ EME dish) giving 0.66 deg half power beam-width

The 6 cm RF-head is situated at the focal point of the dish and contains:
Feed: SM6FHZ 5 step septum in a circular WG and using a Kumar choke (SM6FHZ design and built by SM6PGP) 
PA: 2 x CGH40035 GaN transistor amp giving about 100W at the feed driven by one CGH 40006, both running on +48V drain voltage (SM6PGP design and built by me)
LNA: NE3511S02 + HMC717 as second stage (SM6PGP design), NF measured to be <0.8 dB including the protection relay.

The 6 cm equipment situated indoors contains:
Transverter: SM6FHZ 6 cm transverter in the shack giving 2 W to 16 m of 1/2" Heliax cable to the feed point (400 mW available at the feed point)
Auto moon tracking with a OE5JFL controller.
Main rig is ICOM IC-756Pro3.
SDR is an AFEDRI SDR Net hooked up on the 28 MHz IF-line by a home made 10 dB branchline coupler.

Sun noise on April 10 2016 (flux = 105.5) 18.7 dB and more than 2.0 dB of moon noise (2016-04-09, moon distance ~356000 km and new Moon). Cold sky to ground is about 6.0 dB.

Recording of my echos on October 10th 2014: Wav-file (size 29 MB) from 50 kHz frequency band width on the 28 MHz IF of my transverter. Can be played in the SDR-Radio SDR S/W. The recording covers a piece of the band (50 kHz) and you will find my echos on 28 096.5 kHz in the recording (transmitting 5760.090 MHz). The recording was made using my AFEDRI SDR Net and the SDR-Radio S/W. The moon distance at the time was ~374 000 km that equals about -0.8 dB on the signal with respect to Perigee. Libration at 5760 MHz at the time was about 10 Hz, very low for being on 5760 MHz. The moon was at about 22 degrees of elevation.


Measurements on 6 cm EME:

SM6FHZ Cold sky to ground noise

 6cm Cold sky to ground noise on April 10th, 2016


SM6FHZ Moon noise 2016-04-09

    6cm Moon noise on April 19th, 2016

SM6FHZ solar noise 2016-04-10

    6cm Sun noise on April 10th, 2016

Measuring Solar noise shows that the antenna pattern is quite clean. The first side lobe is about -18 dB (close to the predicted value
from EM-simulations with this feed). The antenna beam width is about 0.66 deg. The antenna is on the Sun to the left and is moved off the Sun to the right.


SM6FHZ 5760 MHz EME initials list (2017-08-27), all worked from JO57XJ:


Initial # Call Date UTC Time UTC Square Square # Field # EME DXCC # State # Mode Distance QSL Remarks
1 K5GW 2012-10-07 08:56 EM12QX 1 1  EM 1 1  Tx CW 7988   Na
2 SV1BTR 2012-10-07 09:14 KM18NO 2 2  KM 2   CW 2242 OK Eu
3 OK1KIR 2012-11-11 09:48 JN79DW 3 3  JN 3   CW 790 OK  
4 G3LTF 2012-11-11 09:52 IO91GG 4 4  IO 4   CW 1104 OK  
5 PA0BAT 2012-11-11 09:57 JO31FX 5 5  JO 5   CW 699 OK  
6 SV3AAF 2012-11-11 10:08 KM17KO 6       CW 2342    
7 CT1DMK 2012-11-11 10:18 IN50RO 7 6  IN 6   CW 2375 OK  
8 G4CCH 2013-06-08 14:08 IO93QL 8       CW 910 OK  
9 VK3NX 2013-06-09 06:09 QF21CT 9 7  QF 7   CW 15964 OK Oc
10 PA3DZL 2013-06-09 06:40 JO21HM 10       CW 807 OK  
11 W5LUA 2013-06-09 14:08 EM13QC 11       CW 7976    
12 SP6GWN 2013-06-15 12:27 JO80GL 12   8   CW 826 OK First SP-SM 6 cm EME QSO
13 G4NNS 2013-06-15 17:00 IO91FF         CW 1111 OK  
14 LX1DB 2013-08-02 11:38 JN39CO 13   9   CW 946    
15 ES5PC 2013-08-03 10:09 KO38HJ 14 8  KO 10   CW 875   First ES-SM 6 cm EME QSO
16 DL7YC 2013-08-04 12:16 JO62PK 15   11   CW 558 OK  
17 VE4MA 2013-08-04 12:50 EN19LU 16 9  EN 12   CW 6463 OK First VE-SM 6 cm QSO
18 F2CT 2013-09-28 07:59 IN88FS 17   13   CW 1408 OK  
19 IK2RTI 2013-09-28 09:04 JN55AD 18   14   CW 1369    
20 PY1KK 2013-12-30 10:03 GG76QS 19 10  GG 15   CW 10390 OK First PY-SM 6 cm QSO, Sa
21 OK1CA 2014-04-05 10:18 JO70GM 20       CW 783 OK  
22 JA6CZD 2014-04-05 10:55 PM53FM 21 11 PM 16   CW 8412 OK As
23 JA1WQF 2014-04-05 12:24 QM05AV 22 12 QM     CW 8585 OK  
24 SM6CKU 2014-04-05 12:58 JO67CK 23   17   CW 15    
25 OH2DG 2014-04-05 14:18 KP30CK 24 13 KP 18   CW 885    
26 LA8LF 2014-04-05 14:28 JO59BR 25   19   CW 280   First LA-SM 6 cm EME QSO
27 SQ6OPG 2014-04-05 16:46 JO80JK         CW 836 OK  
28 G3WDG 2014-04-06 11:39 IO92RG 26       CW 982    
29 RK3WWF 2014-04-27 09:28 KO72QI 27   20   CW 1594 OK First UA-SM 6 cm QSO
30 SM6PGP 2014-04-27 11:17 JO67BK         CW 10 OK  
31 S59DCD 2014-07-18 07:50 JN76OK 28   21   CW 1239 OK First S5-SM 6 cm QSO
32 K2UYH 2014-07-19 07:48 FN20OF 29 14 FN   2 Nj CW 6222    
33 JA8ERE 2014-08-15 23:19 QN02QX 30 15 QN     CW 7928 OK  
34 IZ2DJP 2014-08-16 06:14 JN55FO         CW 1315    
35 JA4BLC 2014-08-24 06:41 PM65NM 31       CW 8336 OK  
36 IK3COJ 2014-08-24 08:35 JN65BN 32       CW 1316 OK  
37 UN6PD 2014-09-06 18:10 MN69JN 33 16 MN 22   CW 3991 OK First UN-SM 6 cm QSO
38 F1PYR 2014-09-06 19:34 JN19DA 34       CW 1131    
39 VE6TA 2014-09-14 08:20 DO33GS 35 17 DO     CW 6731 OK  
40 OH0/DL1YMK 2014-10-10 20:39 KP00DC 36   23   CW 568    
41 WA6PY 2014-10-11 05:42 DM13LA 37 18 DM   3 Ca CW 8909 OK  
42 UA3PTW 2014-10-12 05:18 KO93BS 38       CW 1687    
43 S57NML 2015-06-13 08:16 JN76OD         CW 1271 OK  
44 SM4DHN 2015-06-14 07:30 JP60VD 39 19 JP     CW 364    
45 ON5RR 2015-06-14 10:59 JO20AR 40   24   CW 903    
46 HB9SV 2015-07-18 08:48 JN45LV 41   25   CW 1295 OK First HB-SM 6 cm QSO
47 PI9CAM 2015-07-18 10:12 JO32ET 42       CW 621    
48 PA7JB 2015-07-18 16:42 JO22MD 43       CW 733    
49 HB9Q 2015-09-05 08:18 JN47CG 44       CW 1154 OK  
50 UR7DWW 2016-04-08 14:06 KN18EO 45 20 KN 26   CW 1199   First UR-SM 6 cm QSO
51 OZ1LPR 2016-04-08 14:12 JO44UW 46   27   CW 307    
52 DF3RU 2016-04-09 08:35 JN59UL 47       CW 881 OK  
53 JA8IAD 2016-04-09 08:45 QN03QK 48       CW 7882    
54 JF3HUC 2016-04-10 08:22 PM74UX 49       CW 8500 OK  
55 SP7JSG 2016-04-10 15:51 KO01BW 50       CW 803    
56 KL6M 2016-07-02 02:46 BP51DC 51 21 BP 28 4 Al CW 6766   First KL - SM 6 cm QSO
57 UA4HTS 2015-07-02 03:29 LO43MO 52 22 LO     CW 2350    
58 OH1LRY 2016-07-02 11:44 KP10AE 53       CW 659    
59 WA9FWD 2016-07-02 12:01 EN53XB 54     5 Wi CW 6640    
60 UA3TCF 2016-07-26 03:17 LO26IU 55       CW 1965 OK  
61 UA4AAV 2016-07-26 05:12 LO21FC 56       CW 2206    
62 PY2BS 2017-05-27 13:35 GG66PJ 57       CW 10498 OK  
63 GB6GHY 2017-08-25 12:07 IO70JB 58       CW 1390    


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Updated August 27, 2017.              http://www.2ingandlin.se/SM6FHZ.htm