NEWS UPDATE – Pista HA5AO reports that he will arrive in Swaziland on 15th September and plans to stay till 1st October. His license for the 3DA0AO call sign was issued last year. The flight and room at Mountain Inn Resort at Mbabane is booked. His plan to start to set up antenna and station on 16th and can be expected on the air by the evening. The station set up contains the Elecraft K3S and KPA500 and feeding vertical antenna. Pista will operate on the 80-10m bands mainly on CW and FT8 on the higher bands. Pista plans to be active on 21/22 September in the All Africa DX Contest as Single Op Single Transmitter CW All Band High power entry.

After the Swaziland operation Pista HA5AO will arrive in Lesotho on 1st October and plans to stay till 19th October. He will use again the 7P8AO call sign. Flight and room at Molengoane Lodge is also booked. Due to other commitments the operation from Lesotho will take place in his free time mainly on CW and FT8 on the higher bands.

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SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 – Due to circumstances beyond his control Pista HA5AO will return to Hungary sooner than planned.

He will leave his equipment in the country and return at a future date. Unfortunately, he is not able to get on the air or participate in his planned humanitarian projects. Donors to his project will receive a refund.

SEPTEMBER 15 – Pista HA5AO reports that his planned operation from the Kingdom of eSwatini (Swaziland) is delayed. He and his equipment are in the country but he was unable to install the antenna. While disappointed, he expects to be on the air by the end of next week (Sept 21st).

SEPTEMBER 12 – On Thursday Sept. 13, 2018 Pista HA5AO will leave Budapest for the Kingdom of eSwatini (Swaziland) and arrive on 14th late afternoon.

He will set up the station on Saturday Sept 15 th. He plans to enter the: Africa All Mode
International DX Contest, single operator, all band, high power CW only category, which is held this weekend.

Station setup: Elecraft K3s, KPA-500 power amplifier and vertical antenna. He will be active
until the end of September mostly on CW, RTTY and FT8 (only Fox / Hound mode, please only use WSJT-X Version 1.9.x.

After the contest, if the internet is available the log will be uploaded in real time to the Log
Search and OQRS system at

QSL via HA5AO. Please do not send your QSL via buro, use the OQRS system for confirmation via the buro.

Pista continues his humanitarian fund raising for the orphaned and at risk children of eSwatini. He pays all expenses, travel, accommodation, food, overweight luggage fees, from personal funds. One hundred percent of your donation is used for humanitarian purposes, food, clothing, and school supplies. Your donation will help change a child’s life.
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