TT8KO

Republic of Chad - TT8KO

Single-op DXpedition, 09 - 21 Oct 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Chad is ranked pretty high up worldwide on lower bands, even higher for NA west coast. It's been a few years since the last single-op activation, and some more years since a group activated this entity. A couple of single op operations are not valid for DXCC. I have already received the LoTW certificate.

 

The QTH will be a hotel in N'Djamena. The beam and dipoles will be up about 25-30 meter. There are space for low band verticals and receiving antennas.

 

 

QTH: N'Djamena, LOC JK72

 

I will use the following equipment.

  • 1 x Radio Elecraft K3 (upgraded)
  • 1 x Radio KX3 as backup
  • 1 kW amplifier

 

 

 

Band

Antenna

Height

Brand

BACKUP

160m

toploaded vertical, 2 elevated radials

28m vertical part

homebrew

inv-V up

80m

toploaded vertical,

20 radials

13m vertical part

homebrew/

spiderpole

dipole up 28m

40m

dipole

up 25-28m

homebrew

dipole up 28m

30m

2 el beam

up 25-28m

homebrew

dipole up 28m

20m

2 el beam

up 25m

Mosley mini 32A

dipole up 28m

17m

dipole

up 25m

Mosley mini 32A

dipole up 28m

15m

2 el beam

up 25m

Mosley mini 32A

dipole up 28m

12m

dipole

up 25m

Mosley mini 32A

dipole up 28m

10m

2 el beam

up 25m

Mosley mini 32A

dipole up 28m

 

 

 

RX antenna system

 

I have various RX antennas with me.

  • 200 m classic beverage system sponsored by Remoteqth.com.They have great products! Check out their website. The beverage will be in direction NA/EU.

The beverage will be installed about 100m/350 feet away from the hotel compound, it looks promising based on supplied photos.

  • K9AY loop system (4 directions) also made by remoteqth.com

I have a custom made controller (#001) to connect both K9AY loop and beverage system.

  • 75 Ohm RX coax sponsored by DX Engineering
  • Homebrew 75 ohm BOG system (2 direction)

 

 

 

Modes: CW (+ maybe SSB). No digi mode planned.

 

 

Online clublog during DXped dependent on wifi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custom made K9AY and beverage controller by remoteqth.com