NEWS UPDATE РDates to be announced, but look for Pista, HA5AO to return to eSwatini (Swaziland) during the second half of September 2019. Activity as 3DA0AO for 2 weeks; 80-10m CW, RTTY & FT8.

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.
You may use the donate button at


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