DXpedition is approaching the end. Tonight will be last chance for low bands. Then we have to pack all antennas away. From Monday to Tuesday we will operate with one radio. So if someone needS AF-063 it will be last chance. QRT is going to be on Tuesday early morning.
5H4WZ 160 CW pic.twitter.com/wJni2Snr7V
— ERIC (@F5BZB) February 10, 2020
Finally Tanzania airport service found the lost luggage. Team put up 80/160M vertical so will continue with initial plan. They reached 10k qsos so far.
We arrived safe but with too many problems. Our baggage was lost somewhere between Vienna-Addis Ababa and Zanzibar. There is one of the most important equipment (titanex vertical and 2 fiber poles) so we started to operate in improvised style. Africa is totally different world. Today is holiday here, everyone is praying & nobody cares about our luggage. We are thinking of backup plan but there is a problem to buy anything. 2 stations are running now. Temperature outside is 35 with huge humidity. Electricity outages are on regular basis. No roaming operator here. We’ll keep in touch.
FEBRUARY 6 — The team arrived safely to Pemba Island. They made 1 station and built 1 ant (vertical for 40 m). Operation started at 18.45 UTC, 7005 kHz, CW, up..
FEBRUARY 5 @ 21:30Z – Team on their way. Currently at Vienna airport.
DECEMBER 5, 2019 — Members of the Low Bands Contest Club (OM7M) will take part in an DXpedition to Pemba Island AF-063 from February 6-18, 2020.
They will be on air from 160-10m CW, SSB, RTTY & FT8. Also participation in the ARRL DX CW and CQ WPX RTTY contests. Operators will use 2x K3 TCVR, 1xTS590 with 2xPA Expert 1K3 PA and Vertical antennas for HF bands.
The licence is issued and callsign will be 5H4WZ.
Operators: OK2WM, OM5ZW, OM5MF, OM4AZF, SP9LJD. QSL via OM3PA. More info here.