UPDATE – A news update by Alex, DD5ZZ in Cusco city:
I finally have my license in hand. It was hard work and an adventure in itself. Peru did NOT implement CEPT TR61-01 so you can NOT just go there with your CEPT license and bring your equipment. Even if all the CEPT lists tell us otherwise. You NEED a temporary operating permit (unless you are a citizen of a Citel country). I wish i knew that earlier.. But i got some great help from the ham community, especially by Daniel OA9DVK and Hans OE3NHW (OA6Q). Without them and the help of my wonderful YL it would have been absolutely impossible to get the operating permit.
I will be operating from Cusco city, not far from the famous ruins of Machu Picchu.
The Elevation is around 3300m / 11.000ft and even if the city is located in a valley surrounded by mountains up to 5000m in elevation, the takeoff angles in all major directions are not too bad.
JUNE 22, 2021 – During July 30 to September 17, 2021 look for Alex, DD5ZZ to be QRV from the Cusco region of Peru as OA7/DD5ZZ. Activity using wire antennas on SSB / FT8 / FT4, maybe some CW. Participation in the WAE CW / SSB and WW DIGI contests. QSL via H/c.