[NEWS UPDATE] – The team had a difficult night! Raining heavily outside and termites have rushed inside for warmth and light. They climb everywhere, get stuck in fans and even carry out a breakdown in amplifiers! Videos courtesy team. Latest log here. Approaching 60K QSOs. 

[MARCH 22] – Team report verticals for 80 and 160m now installed. Also beverages are ready and hope to start activity on those bands today. See video here

[MARCH 21] – On the scene with 9X5RU. Team working various bands / modes last few days. Check log / leaderboard here

[MARCH 19 @ 1900z] – After a long time travelling, finally all the team are together in Kigali. No real issues with customs, although they were met with rain and thunderstorms on arrival. 

A 40m antenna was quickly installed and first signals from 9X5RU were heard on CW. Expect more antennas and stations up and running in the hours ahead. 

[MARCH 19] – The last preparations of luggage before departure from Domodedovo airport created many problems. There was a lot of luggage, which had to be repacked it and entailed additional large expenses. At 23.30 UTC on March 18, the team successfully landed in Addis Ababa for transfer and customs clearance.

[MARCH 18] – More of the team now on the move. Here’s OK8AU at airport and a short video showing the equipment that will make its way to Kigali. 

[MARCH 17] – Team leader Vasiliy, R7AL is already on his way to Rwanda. Photo taken at train station in Moscow earlier today. Next stop Domodedovo airport.

[MARCH 8] The Russian DX Team are again on their travels soon and will be active from Rwanda as 9X5RU for two weeks starting March 22. You can find full info here.

*Previously, the Russian DX Team gave us 5V7RU, TY0RU, Z21RU, 7Q5RU

Rwanda, landlocked republic lying south of the Equator in east-central Africa. Known for its breathtaking scenery, Rwanda is often referred to as le pays des mille collines (French: “land of a thousand hills”). The capital is Kigali, located in the centre of the country on the Ruganwa River.