PA2CHR – Our EME Pilot
We are pleased to have Chris, PA2CHR as our EME pilot. Chris brings a wealth of information and experience to our EME project. He has been active on EME for 25 years, and has contacted over 1600 unique stations, using CW and the digital modes. Chris has conducted 14 EME DXpeditions, including Z21EME, 4O3A,TK, 4U1ITU, HVØA, EA6, J45M, T98CHR, LX, T7ØA, HBØ and others. Chris will work with Lance, W7GJ to coordinate 6 meter operations.
M2 Antenna Systems has provided our team with a pair of 2MXP22A cross-polarized antennas and power dividers for our 2 meter station and a single 6M8GJ antenna for our 6 meter EME work. They will work with our team and DX Engineering to provide appropriate boom to mast assemblies.
4O3A is providing our team with a Signature Power Genius VHF Amplifier enabling us to rum maximum legal power to our M2 antennas.
DX Engineering will supply all the EME antenna masts and supports, including guy systems, anchors and control cables. In addition, DX Engineering will supply the low loss feedline and connectors to minimize our feedline losses, enabling us to make more QSOs.
Downeast Microwave has graciously offered to help us with one of their 2MLDPA amplifiers to use with a Flex 6700 transceiver. Please thank them for helping to make 2 meter EME from Bouvet possible.
WA2ODO – Preamps, 6 & 2 meters
PA2CHR – Sequencer, Pol. Switches, 2m Preamp
PE1L – Moon Data, Technical Remote Support
W7GJ – Moon Data, Technical Remote Support
LA9DL – Receive Filters
KB3SII – 6 meter Elevation Sysem
G8VR – 6 meter Preamp
PA5M – Coax Relays, Backup Xcvr
EME From Peter I – 3YØX
Gordon, WØRUN (left) and Michael, PA5M (right) were our EME operators during the 3YØX Peter I DXpedition. Michael will again be in charge of EME operations during our Bouvet Island DXpedition. He will share the EME duties with Just, LA9DL and Craig, K9CT.
Thank you to everyone who has offered us technical, equipment and financial support. We are working hard to put together the best possible 2 and 6 meter EME stations with a 2-week stay on Bouvet, centered on the excellent conditions predicted for late January and early February of 2018. With your help and support, we are moving toward that goal. More information specific to our 6 and 2 meter operations will follow.
To support our EME efforts, please click the donate button below and on the PayPal form place your first name, callsign, email address and the letters “EME”. Thank you for your help.