Sometime in the 1970's a group in California activated a 150 foot dish at Stanford Research Labs on 2 meters using the call WA6LET, and pointed it at the moon. Pointing my antennas at the setting moon I worked that station, and the EME bug bit. Not too long after that I put 80 elements of Cushcraft collinear on a Az-El mount at 18 feet and started enjoying a serious adventure into EME. Between my EME effort and my terrestrial effort (tropo Es, and meteor scatter) I worked 47 states on 2 meters and was in the running for one of the first 10 two meter WAS awards. However, the pursuit of a career called and I moved, thus losing that opportunity for 2 meter WAS.
Around 2003 I returned to 2 meter EME when I discovered the WSJT digital communications mode. Two bays of the original Cushcraft Collinear were modified to increase gain and clean up the pattern. Since that time I have again enjoyed 2 meter EME and have worked several stateside stations as well as a few DX stations. The current 2 meter EME array can be seen Here.
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