[Moon-Net] SV9/HB9CRQ 432-10xxxMHz DXpedition update 25.04.2019
Daniel A. Gautschi, HB9CRQ
dan at hb9q.ch
Thu Apr 25 18:14:44 CEST 2019
We have tested and packed all equipment. we are ready to go!
Because SV9 was never activated on 432 EME we have built a QRP station which
fits in the existing transport-boxes of our microwave DXpedition station. We
will be using 1x11y by DG7YBN, preamp and 50W with our fully automated az/el
Our QTH locator is KM25XA, on the southeast cost of Crete. We should have a
pretty good MR and MS, we expect to have no more than 5-10 degrees of
We will be using my call sign for this DXpedition: SV9/HB9CRQ
432: 50W at dipole, preamp, 1x11y by DG7YBN
1.5m dish 1x2mm mesh, homemade automatic az and el control
1296: 50W at feed, circular, preamp at horn
23xx: 50W at feed, circular, preamp at horn
3400: 50W at feed, circular, preamp at horn
5760: 50W at feed, circular, preamp at horn
10xxx: 50W at feed, v-pol, preamp at horn
We fly on 3. May to Heraklion in SV9. From there we drive to our QTH. The
first week, before we start our EME activity, we'll do some sightseeing. On
19. May we'll fly back home.
Our EME activity will be as follows:
QRV 1296.100 1st from 08.30z to 22.00z
QRV 1296.100 1st from 09.30z to 23.00z
12. May 23xx.100 1st from 10.30z to 23.30z
MR on 2301.990 (on request only), will QSY later to 2400.100 (on request
only), later to 2320.100 and finally to 2304.100 (QSY will be announced on
HB9Q 23xx logger)
13./14. May 3400.100 1st from 11.45z to 00.15z
MR on 3399.990 1st (on request only), QSY will be announced on HB9Q 10xxx
14./15. May 5760.100 1st from 13.00z to 00.45z
15./16. May 10xxx.100 1st from 4.00z to 01.15z
10450.100 1st (on request only), QSY will be announced on HB9Q 10xxx logger
16./17. May 432.085 1st from 15.00z to 02.00z
17./18. May frequency open from 16.15z to 02.30z
Now that WSJT-X 2.0.1 is available, we will use JT65b with Doppler Control
("Own Echo", in other words we listen on our own echo) on 70cm. On 23, 13
and 9cm we will use JT65c with Doppler Control ("Own Echo"). On 6 and 3cm we
will use QRA64D (if necessary JT4F) including Doppler Control ("Constant
Frequency On Moon" and if necessary "Full Doppler to DX Grid").
Hopefully more people take advantage of automated Doppler control.
Especially on 6 and 3cm it is a MUST for successful QRP operations.
Although it is on the limit, we will work CW on all bands (but not on 432).
However only with big-guns and after the pile-up on JT/QRA is worked.
How big needs your station to be to work us?
On 70cm at least 8 long yagis and very good power
On 23cm 2m dish and 150W at the feed
On 13cm 2m dish and 100W at the feed
On 9cm 2m dish and 50W at the feed
On 6cm 1.5m dish and 80W at the feed
On 3cm 1.2m solid dish with 40W at the feed
QSL policy: QSL only direct including SAE to: HB9Q, P.O.Box 133, CH-5737
If you wish to sponsor our activity, you are welcome to do so by using
PayPal dan at hb9q.ch (please mention your call).
We are looking forward to our SV9/HB9CRQ DXpedition and hope to work many of
Next information a few days before we will be QRV.
Vy 73, Dan & Sam Q-Team SV9/HB9CRQ
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