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A21EME microwave DXpedition October 2019

In a little more than a month we will become QRV on microwave from Botswana with the A21EME team. To show you what equipment YOU need to work us and to motivate YOU not to miss this opportunity, we have prepared a summary of the results we have had so far with our DXpedition station.

In less than 2 years, from October 2017 to May 2019, we did 5 DXpeditions with our microwave DXpedition equipment. We have been active as
3DA0MB on 23, 13, 9, 6 and 3cm
ZS6EME on 6 and 3cm
EA6/HB9COG on 23, 13, 6 and 3cm
HB0/HB9DBM on 23, 13, 9, 6 and 3cm
SV9/HB9CRQ on 23, 13, 9, 6 and 3cm

During this 5 DXpeditions we worked a total of 680 QSOs:
110 in CW
149 in QRA64D
397 in JT65C
24 in JT4F.

Looking at the numbers by band we have the following results:

23cm
316 QSOs for a total of 125 initials
24 CW QSOs with 12 different stations
292 JT65C QSOs with 121 different stations
Smallest station worked: 2.35m mesh dish 150W

13cm
93 QSOs for a total of 34 initials
20 CW QSOs with 11 different stations
73 JT65C QSOs with 32 different stations
Smallest station worked: 1.9m offset dish 210W

9cm
44 QSOs for a total of 19 initials
11 CW  QSOs with 7 different stations
30 JT65C QSOs with 17 different stations
3 JT4F QSOs with 3 different stations
Smallest station worked: 2.4m offset dish 50W

6cm
105 QSOs for a total of 34 initials
32 CW QSOs with 16 different stations
63 QRA64D QSOs with 23 different stations
8 JT4F  QSOs with 6 different stations
2 JT65C QSOs with 2 different stations
Smallest station worked: 2.4m offset dish 30W

3cm
122 QSOs for a total of 42 initials
23 CW QSOs with 11 different stations
86 QRA64D QSOs with 36 different stations
13 JT4F QSOs with 11 different stations
Smallest station worked: 1.2m solid dish 40W

Summary
You don’t need to have a QRO station to work us on any of the bands! Even if you have a below average size station you can work us! We think that up to 90% of the active microwave EME community is capable to work us! During the last 5 DXpeditions we spent hours calling CQ with no takers. We definitely have a lot of time to work many more stations on all 5 bands! Hopefully we work YOU! Don’t miss the opportunity to work A21EME!

We are looking forward to work YOU from Botswana!

Vy 73, Dan HB9Q and A21EME team member

For more info go to DXpedition A21EME Botswana 2019.

 

1x1el yagi and 60W QSO on 432 MHz EME

We are very happy to have worked MX0CNS, Tom on 20.01.2019 on 432 EME. Tom was runing a dipole and 60W at the dipole. He RXed us at -23 and we RXed him at -29. This was again an amazing QSO with Tom after having worked him in Nov. 2016 with a 2el yagi and 60W. Congrats Tom for your great work on QRPPP EME!

Next Activity

Please look for us on HB9Q and N0UK loggers. We always announce our activity there.
We may be QRV on all bands (from 144 MHz to 10GHz) at more or less any time including weekdays. If you like to work us, please let us know by e-mail dan@hb9q.ch or just look for us when you are QRV, we may also be there!
Looking forward to work you soon!

Microwave skeds welcome!

We are capable of working QRP stations on all microwave bands up to 10 GHz. Minimum requirements to work us are:
  • 1296 MHz: 1 yagi and 10 W or a 1.5m dish and 5 W
  • 23xx MHz: 1 yagi and 20 W or a 1.5m dish and 10 W
  • 3400 MHz: 1.5m dish and 20 W
  • 5760 MHz: 1.5m dish and 10 W
  • 10xxx MHz: 0.6m dish and 10 W
If you want to work us please e-mail to dan@hb9q.ch. We are happy to sked with you!