I am very happy to announce, that after long time of preparation and
I am able to organize my first large 7 bands EME DXpedition to Morocco. In
cooperation with Václav OK1VVT - 144 MHz operator, and
courtesy of Jim W7EJ, I am going to Casablanca -
IM63dm in October 2017. We are expecting to be QRV on all ham radio
bands from 144 up to 10368 MHz.
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WA2ODO Pete - send spare preamplifiers, JA4BLC Yoshiro -
down converter 226/144 MHz for RXing on 10450 MHz, Eddy ON7UN 180cm
QSL will be send direct. You have to send your QSL,
2 USD and envelope with your address !!!. I do not
have time to type addresses and answer just only QSL. Expedition,
printing QSLs will cost hell money enough. 2 USD can be send via PayPal
if you have bad experience with post office. Address where to send your
QSL on QRZ.com - OK1DFC
Due to some problems and restrictions with cross a border between
Ceuta EA9 and Morocco CN I have choice other option for trip.
I will drive by car from Prague to Barcelona and than use ferry between
Barcelona to Tangier in Morocco. I still do not know when I will be able
to activate station after the trip, but more details I will put on Moon
Net and Miles and More. This page I am not able to update during
expedition. So you have to monitor e-mails and HB9Q EME chat, where I
hope will have easy access also via smart phone and LTE. According the
ferry ticket, I will be in Tangier on 2nd of October. I hope it allow me
activate station sooner as expected by car trip schedule.
In the main time we will work first all
stations by CW, than when CW traffic slow down, we will be
also to WSJT for all stations interesting to work us in that mode too. We
are able to switch between CW and JT according request if not so busy in
During ARRL EME
contest, first Moon pass we will be QRV 432 MHz ! Means that not
only from 00:00 UT on Saturday, but from our Moonrise in Friday around
19:00 UT. We expect to have clear horizon for East and West and will
work in maximum length of our Moon window. Than we exchange feed for 1296 MHz
and will be QRV next Moon pass in contest on 23cm. Sunday
we will change feed and TRV and will be QRV on 9cm again full Moon pass,
even on lower bands will follow up ARRL contest till 00:00 UT from
On 432 MHz we can turn pol V or H !!!
Parallel in all those bands we will be QRV 144 MHz CW and
JT65. We will be also available on HB9Q Moon chat and N0UK, for possible sked or special requests for tests
or skeds, exchanging modes and etc.
2,3 GHz - With RX unit we will cover all existing ham
radio frequencies on EME and
expect to work everybody from Australia, Japan, EU and USA. We will
TX only 2320,100 and 2304,100 !!!
10 GHz - courtesy of Yoshiro JA4BLC we will be able to RX
on 10450 MHz,
on TX thanks to Mirek OK2AQ we will have 52W RF and new very precise
thanks to Eddy ON7UN.
We prefer QRG xxxx.100 on all bands.
On 144 - 2320 MHz bands we will use WSJT .10 and
3400 - 10368 MHz WSJT.X with Doppler
shift correction. Do not forget to put our call sign
CN2R and locator
IM63DM to the WSJT data
base. Check WSJT work condition described byRene PE1L
Some tips to help
us to QSO with you on JT65
Add us to Call3.txt
Please call us when you CAN copy us. No need
to have a good decode from us,
You will decode us when we call you. Usually
you can't decode signals -24 till -31 which are not for you, you
see a # indicating we call someone else
You don't need stop calling us when we are in
QSO with someone else, after a QSO we will call the next station
but only if he was TX'ing the period before.
Don't hop around QRG, choose a freq to call
us and stay there for a while. If you stop TX'ing, listen the
next period and then change freq if you want.
We will not TX 73, if a QSO is
complete by RX'ing 73 from you we call CQ or another station.
(QSO is complete if both stations received both calls, a report
and one or more R)
You need to send 73 after you got our
RRR, its good to know for us that we can call the next station.
We don't have a special station and we can't
make more then 10 qso's a hour, it takes patience to QSO with
More and more stations are locked at 10 MHz,
keep in mind you can end on top off each other at 144 MHz. Use
If you are familiar with the `Lance
Procedure` you can call us that way.
Some tips to help
us to QSO with you on EME MW JT4F and QRA64
Add us to
We have available WSJT-X v1.8.0rc2
WSJT-X connected to IC9100 allow us to work Full
moon Doppler correction if you do not have WSJT-X connected with
your transceiver. In this case you will TX and RX on same QRG and we
will handle full Doppler correction also for you, but we need to
know your locator!
We will prefer on 9 - 6 - 3cm CFOM -
frequency on Moon) allow to all others monitoring our traffic. All our
units are GPS locked, we will be exactly on our presented QRG.
we will mainly use QRA64, JT4F we are able to do according
Some tips to help
us to QSO with you on CW
PLEASE keep all the time 1 min. periods to
avoid interference, we are always first - do not forget we work
parallel on 144 MHz and one other higher band with IF 144 MHz
If you hear that we call other station as is your
call, PLEASE stop calling!
If you copy WE call for example G3???? YYYYY
call me back in divided groups like GGGGG 33333 LLLLL TTTTT FFFFF
to more easy copy your call, do not give us our call, we know
Please try to call us with little be QRG spread,
we have SDR and we will see you are up or down of QRM on echo QRG
For CW and JT65B and C we will always
RX on our own echo.