Cambridge: 16-18 August 2012

Cambridge was the venue for the 15th International EME Conference – the first time the UK has hosted this prestigious event.

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Photo by Zdenek Samek OK1DFC

The UK Microwave Group (in conjunction with the RSGB), hosts of the 15th International EME conference, are delighted that the venue for this conference is Churchill College, Cambridge. The facilities have provided excellent accommodation, lecture theatre, meeting rooms, restaurant and bar on a single site.


Click the EME2012 logo above for a welcome via the Moon from Peter G3LTF.

The Conference

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EME, short for Earth Moon Earth communications, involves using the Moon as a passive reflector to enable beyond the horizon communications on frequencies where this would not normally be possible. The very small signal levels involved demand that all the station components, antenna, preamplifiers, transmitters and signal processing have to be optimised to achieve the required system performance.

These conferences provide an opportunity for those involved in this challenging, science-based aspect of amateur radio to exchange ideas leading to improved techniques in EME communications.

The Place

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities, a leading academic centre, and is a self-governed community of scholars. Its reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known world-wide and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students, as well as the world-class original research carried out by the staff of the University and the Colleges. With its long history in both wireless and radio astronomy it is a very appropriate venue for the International EME Conference in 2012. From the production of the wartime “19 set”, through the discovery of Pulsars to the commercialisation of Bluetooth, Cambridge has been a centre for wireless and astronomical research for over 70 years.

The city of Cambridge is a delight to visit in any season: be inspired by the museums and art galleries, relax in its many pubs, restaurants and cafes and explore the independent shops around the historic market place. Pictures of Cambridge, courtesy of G4BAO. Click here to open the tourist information site in a new tab/window.

What next?

Couldn’t come to the conference? You can order your copy of the Proceedings (includes free DVD with extra material) from the RSGB shop.

EME2014 will be in Lannion, France.