More than 81000 QSO in the log. Thanks to everybody .
Frank F4AJQ and John F5VHQ have joined the team. The will now stay with us until the end.
We hope the fresh blood will help us to keep good pileups.
High bands are a bit difficult with not excellent conditions. We do not achieve to run long pileups with NA and almost all EU should already be in the log. We continue our efforts with pacific and asia just after our SR.
Low bands are not easy too but the new beverage has really changed our life for EU and NA and we really thing not missing many qso now. The first days were very frustrating by earing people calling and not been able to pick the call signs.
We are just over 65 000 qso now.
For the team, Seb F5UFX
We had to adapt our strategy for digi mods as this year we only have one station when the previous year we had two. In order to give as many chance as possible to everyone on all bands we try to use all openings.
Today has been a very good day for digi mods with the 12 meters open all the day.
We started the day with more than 50 stations from JA and Asia, then the propagation turns to Europe allowing around 500 qsos. We have then finished the day with NA.
We have seen this strategie usefull and giving a qso for all parts of the world.
It neeeds ops that knows propagation, a good experience in dxpedition, and a good skill on digi mods !
F5EOT, F5NHJ, F8BJI, DL1YFF
This afternoon we have been very happy to be visited by a member of the Uganda Communication Commission.
We were in contact with them since months for the license process. This eyesball qso gives us the opportunity to exchange about hamradio in Uganda.
We show the stations, the antennas, the team and explain our motivations, hamradio.
Yesterday , we have build a second 40m antenna : a GP just above the Victoria Lake.
It isn't far away from the other 40m antenna because we have no more coax cable. That's why we share the coax with the 160m GP.
F5VHQ, who's coming next wednesday will bring us 140m more cable (TNX F5LPY and F6DVH). With this new antenna , we could have 2 stations on the same time on 40mCette nouvelle antenne permet donc d'avoir (CW/SSB or CW/RTTY or SSB/RTTY). The RX beverage to ASIA was build again but it's not so good as it should be. It's better from some EU but no more gain for JA.
We 're still waiting for the authorization to put again the EU/NA beverage in the neighbourhood.
We tried a Flag Pole too but no good. With this hard conditions on the Top band, where 95% of QSO were done using the TX vertical Antenna (S9 Noise), we made 70 JA happy in 2 nights (2 X 45 minutes openings) We'll do this till the end of the expedition. The RTTY station is running in the WPX contest . The log will be uploaded after the end of the contest. Today NH6T visit us with his new 5X1C callsign . He will live here for the next years.
The upper bands are closed very early and open not before our Sunrise. With these conditions , it's very difficult to have all the 6 stations on the aire without disturbing the others on same band.
We have now more than 30000 QSO in more than 150 DXCC in the log.
Every QSO is confirmed via LoTW within a day.
If you could not find your QSO AFTER 24 hours in Clublog , please send a e-mail to the QSL MANAGER.
We have a lot of QRN on the low bands but we're trying to improve our RX.
Now more than 20000 qsos are in the log. Everything is till going well.
You could now find some pictures on this website.
About the online log, we stop now the real time upload to Clublog. The reason is that our network is not perfect and people are just doubling, tripling.... until they appears in the log ! Believes you ears, not your internet browser !
Even with very high temperature today we stay all the afternoon improving the receiving system for low bands. We keep fingers crossed to have a better reception that night. Anyway last night we've put the first JA in the log on 160. We will keep the effort until the last day.
Today all bands are open and we ve made many contacts on 10m. Hope the propagation will still improve.
Thank you all for calling us.
As you've heard, all stations are on the air. Everything is going well. We have a lot's of place and all antennas are installed.
After the first night already 160qsos are in the log on 160m, we will try to improve the receiving sytem as our beverages are very noisy.
Real time online log we continue working as long as the internet connexion stay up !
Conditions on all bands are a bit difficult and we hope it will improve. Anyway everyone is in a good spirit and very motivated.
To be followed...
The last part of the team just arrived in Kigali around 1710z and will fly again in one hour to Entebbe.
Everything was ok this morning at check-in in PARIS CHARLES DE GAULLE and in AMSTERDAM.
The 5X8C DXpedition by F6KOP is on the way;
On Jan 26, Alain/F6ENO, Frank/F4AJQ, Andy/F5AKL Larry/F5PBM, Antoine/F5RAB, Jean-Paul/F4FVB, had finished to pack the antennas, PA's, xcvrs and other accessories. Bruno/F5AGB and Frank/F4AJQ are now ready to go to Paris Airport on next thursday.
Hello dear friends
Good news, the DL dream team is now at the hotel !
Just read the following info from Norbert, DJ7JC:
Now we're in the Country Lake Resort. we can tell to you and to the group that all our expectations had been more as possible fullfilled...
We'd a warm Welcome at the Airport and a very warm from Angela with her staff in the Resort .
All preconditions for our stay, for our antennas etc. are excellent.
We'd to wait in the custom because of some burocratic adjustiertes between the different departments...but AT the end ...After three hours...we passed the custom without problems.
All the staff are very friendly, phantastic surroundings in a beautiful nature ...well done what you had prepared for the stay here.
We'll send photos later.
Norbert Vy 73, DJ7JC
REMINDER : UGANDA 2013, by F6KOP , between Feb 6 to 18, from Entebbe.
First signals expected on Feb 7th
Webpage at : http://www.5x2013.com/
Don't forget our guestbook.
Prepare your stations and stay tuned. We hope to see you soon down our log.
Thanks to spead this information to your friends, clubs and associations.
Forwarded by Maurice, F5NQL
Internet information by mail Officer for 5X8C
Bonjour à tous
L'expédition 5X8C est en route.
Le 26 janvier, Alain/F6ENO, Frank/F4AJQ, Andy/F5AKL Larry/F5PBM, Antoine/F5RAB, Jean-Paul/F4FVB, ont fini de conditionner les antennes, amplis, Transceivers et autres accessoires. Bruno/F5AGB et Frank/F4AJQ sont maintenant prêts à se rendre à 'aéroport pour l'embarquer mercredi prochaon.
La dream Team DL est maintenant à l'hôtel.
De Norbert, DJ7JC:
Nous sommes arrivés au Country Lake resort, et nous pouvons vous affirmer à tous que tous nos espoirs sont maintenant satisfaits.
Nous avons reçu un accueil très chaleureux à l"aéroport et ensuite à l'hôtel de la part d'Angela et son staff .
Toutes les conditions pour notre séjour sont excellentes.
La reconnaissance du terrain nous confirme les possibilités d'installation d'antennes dans des conditions optimales.
Nous avons du attendre à la douane à cause d'interférences administratives entre plusieurs services... mais A LA FIN, environ trois heures .. nous avons franchi la Douane sans autres inconvénients.
Tout le personnel de l'hôtel est formidable. L'environnement est magnifique dans une nature préservée. Bien joué tout correspond à ce que vous aviez préparé.
Nous mettrons des photos plus tard sur le site.
Norbert Vy 73, DJ7JC.
Rappel : Ouganda 2013 par F6KOP - 6 au 18 février 2012 depuis Entebbé.
Premiers signaux attendus le 7.
Site Internet : http://www.5x2013.com/
N'oubliez pas notre livre d'Or
The team is now completed.
All paper work is over, licence, customs, visa, etc.
Thanks to all sponsors for their help in our projet, we are sure this will be a success.
Almost all equipment is now packed, the rest will be just after the "Coupe de REF" contest at F6KOP club station.
Stay tuned for more information about our strategy soon.