JUNE 26, 2019 – 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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