FT5GA begins operations from Grande Glorioso island. They were active on 14.190 in morning UTC hours with not too strong signals. Hope conditions will improve. Good luck guys!
Below is the very first MP3 recording of FT5GA – courtesy of Igor RA3CQ.
Update: First video upload now on You Tube.
Earlier today from Didier, F5OGL, team leader
Yves-Michel/F5PRU by Satellite cell phone says :
We are showing to the TAAF, Mayotte and French Forces authorities what Ham Radio is. We are working for the future of possible dxpeditions to the Eparses.
Only one station is QRV, (with a 5 bands Spiderbeam antenna).
The demo transmission is on 14190 SSB, and will end around 1000 utc or a little bit later.
This afternoon the two other Spiderbeams will be set up and the low band antennas tomorrow..