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  • Thursday, February 23, 2012

    Ham radio operating from Swaziland

    By Howard Mavuso

    Two amateur South African radio stations are operating in the country.
    The two radio operators, Phil, G3SWH, and John, G3OLU (EA5ARC), were activated as 3DA0PW from the Hawane Resort  between February 21-29th.
    The Hawane Resort has a well equipped studio with Elecraft K3 transceivers, ICOM IC2KLamplifiers, an A4S at 24m, an A3WS at 20m, a wire four square for 40m and a vertical for 80m complete with 30 x 20m long radials.
    Activity will be on CW only on all bands 80-10 metres. There will be no 160, 60, 6 metres or EME activity.
    Propagation permitting, they plan to have two stations on the air for as many hours everyday as is possible.
    Their main objective is to have as many European, North American and ROTW stations on as many different bands as possible and hope to make at least 15 000 QSOs.
    QSL via G3SWH, either by the OQRS facility on Phil’s web site www.g3swh.org.uk (preferred), direct with SAE and adequate return postage, or by the Bureau.
    Subject to a good internet connection, there will be an online log on Phil’s website and on Clublog as well as daily uploads to LoTW.

    // Source: The Swazi Observer