Hello everybody. After JT65 operation became widespread, there have been no EME dxpeditions to C3,a country much sought after by moonbouncers. Because of this, I contacted Juan Sauri' (C31US),President of the Andorra ARC(hereafter URA),with a view to again activate Andorra on JT65B EME.
As concurrently the URE (Spanish AR Association) is celebrating its 60th anniversary, an agreement has been reached between the two associations to activate Andorra on EME on 144 and 432 MHz. There has never been 432 MHz.JT65B operation from C3 as yet.
VHF – Antennas 4 x 13 el. 3.25 WL total gain 19.3 dBd – PA 2 x 4CX250B K2RIW design made by EA3DXU.
UHF – Antennas 4 x 28 el. 9 WL total gain 23.3 dBd - PA with a tube GS31B about 1 KW.
Rigs : TX Kenwood TS790 - RX Icom IC-910H
Antennas, tower and stacking are made for this dxpedition and tested during the last ARRL EME Contest with good result.
The URA wishes the dxpedition to be a memorial to my brother EA3DXU (SK), and will ask the Andorra Telecommunications Authority to make the call C37DXU available for it, in remembrance of the several times he operated on EME from C3 both on 144 and 1296 MHz.
The seat of the expedition will be the Camp de la Rabasa, in the Naturland park, at 1600 m.a.s.l.(locator JN02SK) with operation on 144 on July 22-23-24-25 and on 432 on July 26-27.
Local moonrise will be about 1 hour later than regional on account of high mountain peaks nearby(reaching to 2600 meters),and moonset will be 30 minutes earlier than regional for the same reason. Andorra is situated in a narrow valley, encircled by high mountain peaks, some of them 2900 meters high.
We announce to the EME community that frm
July 2009 C37DXU will be ON AIR CW & JT65B Mode frm JN02SK Andorra
Take note QRG 144.141 - 432.069 for CW (only skd) and JT65B (Only Random!) Periods 1 minute
on JT65B - C37DXU always Tx even period (0, 2, 4 first)
From 22th. till 25th. QRV 144 - From 26th till 27th. QRV 432
Via Bureau or direct
UNIO DE RADIOAFICIONATS ANDORRANS
P.O. BOX 1150
ANDORRA LA VELLA AD552,
Tracking of the Moon frm JN02SK
22 July 2009
C31JM - C31RP - C31PP - C31US
EA2AGZ - EA3BB - EA3XU - EB5EEO
ALBUM C37DXU EME EX-PEDITION 2009
C37DXU QSO 144 MHz.
C37DXU QSO 432 MHz.
RTVA talk of expedition C37DXU
C31TLT 2001 EME