HAM Radio 101

What is “Moonbounce?”

Moonbounce, also known as Earth-Moon-Earth (EME) communication, is a popular technique used by Amateur Radio enthusiasts to communicate over great distances primarily using the 2M, 70cm, and 23cm bands—most commonly through CW and digital modes. This method of two-way communication involves intentionally reflecting radio signals off the Moon’s surface back to an Earth-based receiver. Even with an Amateur Radio Technician license, you can reach other operators through use of moonbounce, contact Amateur Radio satellites, and communicate with the International Space Station with a quality handheld (HT) or mobile transceiver.

You can put even more power behind your space adventures with the latest VHF/UHF rigs like the ICOM IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1.2 GHz Transceiver, with special features made for those who enjoy the challenges of weak-signal operating.

Read more about the IC-9700 here. And when operating in the field, equip yourself with EAntenna’s DUOSAT Handheld Antenna, which provides low interference on the UHF and VHF bands when contacting Amateur Radio satellites.

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