February 22, 2022: Doug Grant K1DG: Moonbounce
PLEASE NOTE: Because our meeting location is unavailable due to the COVID situation, this presentation will be webcast on the internet. See the IMPORTANT NOTE at the top of this page.
After 50 years of contesting and DXing, Doug Grant, K1DG, decided to try his hand at something completely different: moonbounce, or EME (Earth-Moon-Earth). His talk will describe his journey into the most challenging activity in all of ham radio, and how you can get started yourself.
K1DG was licensed in 1967 and has been continuously active on HF continuously since then, mostly in contesting. He has won numerous HF contests and holds a few contest records from his own station and as a member of multiop teams in the U.S. and overseas. He is, or has been, a member of the ARRL Contest Advisory Committee, CQWW Contest Committee, president of the Yankee Clipper Contest Club, a founder of the WorldWide Radio Operators Foundation, and chair of the Dayton Hamvention Contest Forum. He was a competitor in WRTC seven times and has won a gold and two bronze medals. He also was Chairman of the WRTC2014 Organizing Committee in Boston and is a member of the CQ Contest Hall of Fame. Doug wrote the ARRL's "Amateur Radio Contesting for Beginners" book and was managing editor of the CQ Amateur Radio Almanac. Dabbling in chasing DX between contests, he has worked all current DXCC entities, achieved DXCC on all bands from 160 through 6, and has a DXCC Challenge score over 2500. He has built and maintains two stations, one at his home in New Hampshire, and one primarily for contesting on a small Maine coastal island.