Soil moisture measurement using L-band radiometry is now widely accepted as the state-of-art remote sensing approach, and has been adopted by both the SMOS and SMAP soil moisture dedicated satellite missions. However, it suffers from the shallow depth of its soil moisture measurement, and the confounding effects of vegetation and soil roughness on soil moisture retrieval. P-band, which is a longer wavelength measurement, provides the potential to retrieve deeper soil moisture information, and to do so more accurately due to reduced soil roughness and vegetation effects. This paper presents some pioneering work on the use of P-band for soil moisture retrieval. The Polarimetric P-band Multibeam Radiometer (PPMR) used in this research operates at 740 MHz/wavelength of 40 cm. It is used together with the Polarimetric L-band Multibeam Radiometer (PLMR) which operates at 1.4 GHz/wavelength of 21 cm. The PPMR and PLMR are mounted onto a 10m high tower in an agricultural farm located at Cora Lynn, Victoria. This paper outlines the initial set up for the study and the experimental plan for understanding PPMR’s performance, along with some initial data.