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DX-Pedition Lesotho 2019
160m 1826.5 Khz lsn dwn for JA, up fo EU, NA and other
Other bands 24 Khz up from lowerband edge
SSB freq will be announced later.
7P8LB TEAM on FT8
We plan to use FT8 as the primary data mode. We will use FT8 DXpedition mode, operating as the Fox on the these frequency.
160m 1844 kHz plus 1908 kHz for JA
80m 3590 kHz
40m 7060 kHz
30m 10140 kHz
20m 14086 kHz
17m 18104 kHz
15m 21095 kHz
12m 24918 kHz
10m 28095 kHz
You must be using WSJT-X V 2.0 in Hound mode to achieve a QSO.
Here is a guide to operating FT8 DXpedition mode : https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/FT8_DXpedition_Mode.pdf
If you hear us on the normal FT8 frequencies we will not be using DXpedition mode and only working one station at a time.
If the number of callers is high we will announce a QSY to our DXpedition frequencies.
Below are the steps to work 7P8LB on FT8:
Ensure you have the latest full version V1.2.0 of the WSJT-X software installed on your computer
Ensure your computer clock is accurate. Read the FT8 help files. Select the Hound role:
Call 7P8LB only after you decode our CQ message. Simply double-click on our callsign in the Band Activity window and the software will create the correct message
with which to call us and start transmitting. You will need to periodically press ‘Enable TX’ from time to time to keep transmitting in the pileup.
The DXpedition station will send a CQ message from time to time so that you should not have to wait long to select the callsign.
Call as long as you need to work us. We will be operating often with ‘multiple streams’, and may be conducting several QSOs simultaneously.
Once you decode the message ‘<Your Call> 7P8LB ... RR73’ (also called the TX4 message) from us, you should log the QSO. Keep calling until you complete this step.
Do not make duplicate QSOs on a band . If your callsign does not appear in the log updates to ClubLog, feel free to repeat a QSO.
The following are some general practices that the 7P8LB team will follow.
We will use directional CQs. Please follow our instructions.
If demand for FT8 QSOs is low or band conditions are poor, we will operate in normal FT8 mode on the standard FT8 frequencie