Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Chinese EME/Satellite Mission Under Way

Radiotelescope antenna at the
Yunnan Astronomical Observatory.
(Courtesy BJ8TA website)

AMSAT-China has put together a DXpedition to southwestern China for experiments in EME (Earth-Moon-Earth) and satellite communications. Station BJ8TA is operating between March 20 and 23. According to the AMSAT News Service, this is the first-ever EME operation from grid field NL. The group planned to be active on all available satellites as well, plus 6 meters. 

The team was then scheduled to move to the Yunnan Astronomical Observatory (in grid OL14) for operations between March 28 and April 1. They were planning to use observatory's 11-meter radio-telescope antenna for EME operations.