With two days to go, 3DA0RU is approaching 90K QSOs



  • Approx 200 Top Band QSOs made yesterday by R7AL.
  • Plans for 60m today or tomorrow, probably FT8 only using Inverted V. 
  • Another BOG will be added at the Digi site.
  • Lost QSOs on 40m been found. Next upload they will show. 
  • Team working on SSB problem (bad audio). 


All planned antennas have been installed and workplaces have been set up. There were some casualties – one amplifier. At the moment, 2-3 CW / SSB radios and 3-4 radios in FT8 mode (normal mode) are on the air. The first QSOs were established on the 50 MHz band. The weather is fine.. [more]


The team work in MSHV at normal fashion, not F/ H, as WSJT does not want to accept our callsign. This was confirmed by the author of the program and could not help. And the absence of the Internet does not allow automatic time synchronization, but team are working on it.

We specifically chose the second period for FT8 to make everyone understand that this is not a fox mode. Call us in a simple fashion, you can call higher by 1.5-2 khz and lower by 500 hertz. Do not call on our frequencies! QSO doubles are disabled, so if there was an answer and you are in doubt and call repeatedly for a long time and unsuccessfully, then there is a chance that you are already in the log.

OCTOBER 9: Many thanks to the team for sending pictures of their activity to DX-World.



The team spent a lot of time yesterday installing the antennas. The main antennas are installed and the TOP band was printed tonight. LF reception is not good yet, but HF is fine. There are problems with the digital, WSJT does not work correctly because of the 3DA0 prefix, and there is no internet at the positions (except one) for time synchronization. The team is working on these problems.


At 12:00z, 3DA0RU hit the airwaves. Remember to keep an eye on their blog for further updates.

OCTOBER 7 @ 10:00Z 

Yesterday evening (local time 19:00) the team arrived at the Eswatini border. Initially they were detained briefly, but all was fine in the end. This morning at 03:00 local time, they arrived at the QTH. It was a very difficult journey as heavy rain meant they were constantly helping / pulling cars out of the clay and mud. The final 5km took 5 hours. [Tnx UA3RF] 


Dates for this DXpedition have been brought forward and 3DA0RU team head off tomorrow, October 5th. Planned activity is now from October 7-21, 2021. The team also have a new website. See here: https://3da0.ru/en/