OMARC (the Ocean Monmouth Amateur Radio Club, Inc.) is celebrating the 70th anniversary of Project Diana, the first EME from North America.
On 10 January, 1946, the first intentional radar echo location of the Moon (also referred to as EME or Earth – Moon - Earth) took place. The event is known as Project Diana. It is widely regarded as the first shot fired in the Space Race between the United States and the former USSR.
During the event, OMARC will be receiving visors at the N2MO station at InfoAge, as well as operating a special event station on HF.
The TLM-18 Reactivation team, consisting of volunteers from InfoAge, OMARC, and Princeton University will attempt an EME transmission on Sunday, 10 January, 2016, using the 23CM feed on the TLM-18 antenna.
The N2MO station is co-located with the TLM-18 antenna system.. The 60 foot (18.2 M) TLM-18 antenna was used as a ground station for the TIROS I and II weather satellite missions, Calibration station as part of Project Vanguard, and subsequently demilitarized by the US Army prior to the site transitioning to Wall Township (NJ) for adaptive re-use.
Additional Information will be posted at http://www.n2mo.org
and here on eHam as it becomes available.
73 Martin Flynn