[NEWS UPDATE] – Pictures courtesy of Hal W8HC who says:

By now you should know 9G4X has been QRV for about 24hours and with almost 15 hours into the WPX Contest. I haven’t had an opportunity to give an update but will try after the contest. Meanwhile, I want to share some images of our QTH and some of the team..


[PREVIOUSLY] – Our 9-member 9G4X team is now assembled at the spacious Sankofa Beach House on the Atlantic coast south of Accra.

Unfortunately the 7 US team members’ flight from JFK to Accra was delayed almost 2.5hours due to a maintenance issue with the plane (Delta). Frantic search for a missing bag at Accra, resulted in another lost hour as we had hoped to have at least two stations QRV on early Thursday a.m. (GMT). Waiting on us outside of security at the airport the team was met by our gracious host Haim, 9G5AF and Zeev, 4X5ZS who arrived in Ghana 2 days ago. We left the airport at 5pm, probably the worst time of day to navigate a mini-bus through Accra, taking 2.5 hours to get to our QTH and almost an hour after sunset. This gave us a half hour to get to our rooms and freshen up before dinner at 8pm.

(March 23) we build our stations and hope to be QRV with 3 stations by late Thursday. This is a great location and we are hopeful 9G4X will have a great signal from here!

Meanwhile, team members meeting for the first time had a great opportunity to get to know each other and share stories and experiences from the past…. This is truly what makes our hobby so great!

Masao, the owner of the Sankofa Beach House is very supportive of our DXpedition and our contest effort and we are most grateful for his kindness and hospitality… this is a great DXpedition and contest QTH!