6W/GM4FDM & 6W/PA3EWP – Senegal

    • Today an update from Tom, GM4FDM. Original info displayed on Nov 12, 2009.

    Ronald PA3EWP and Tom GM4FDM will be in Senegal for 2 weeks from 26th January until 9th February when they will operate from the Le Calao rental shack owned by F4AHV/6W7RV. The shack is located about 70Km south of Dakar in the region of Somone and can be easily found on Google Earth. We plan to concentrate on CW on the LF Bands assisted on site by a Titanex Vertical which we shall put to use on 160 and 80m. Ronald will take a 4 square for 40m using fibre sticks whilst Tom will carry verticals for 30 and 17m. Tom will also carry out some RTTY. We shall attempt to be on the air sunrise/sunset for USA and Japan and hope that the path to Europe will not prove too troublesome.

    Monoband antennas are available for 20m, 15m and 10m. A 5 ele yagi is available and we shall be using a K3 so a little 6m activity may also take place but this will be purely a secondary activity.

    Tom will attempt to upload HIS OWN logs to LOTW if the internet is available, if not they will be submitted immediately upon return home.

    Callsigns will be:

    • 6W/PA3EWP QSL to PA7FM
    • 6W/GM4FDM QSL to GM4FDM – direct or Buro and LOTW

    Licenses have been issued and we just have to hope that British Airways are not on strike!

    Tom GM4FDM

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