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  • Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    Vertical DXPedition to Mozambique

    Daniel ZS6JR and my self ZS6DJD will be operating from Mozambique for Seven to ten days starting on the 3th or 4th of may 2012 depending how quick we get the equipment up. The idea was to park next to a small lake in Shai Shai Mozambique 400 km north of the capital and operate all vertical antennas with the earth wires in the water and see what we could do.
    Via eHam – Read the full Article

    More about Mozambique:
    Mozambique, officially the Republic of Mozambique (PortugueseMoçambique or República de Moçambiquepronounced: [ʁɛˈpublikɐ di musɐ̃ˈbiki]), is a country in southeastern Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest. The capital city is Maputo, formerly known as Lourenço Marques.
    Between the 1st and 5th centuries AD, Bantu-speaking peoples migrated from farther north and west. Swahili, and later also Arab, commercial ports existed along the coasts until the arrival of Europeans. The area was explored by Vasco da Gama in 1498 and colonized by Portugal in 1505. Mozambique became independent in 1975, and became the People’s Republic of Mozambique shortly thereafter. It was the scene of an intense civil war lasting from 1977 to 1992.
    Mozambique is endowed with rich and extensive natural resources. The country’s economy is based largely on agriculture, but with industry, mainly food and beverages, chemical manufacturing, aluminium and petroleum production, is growing fast. The country’s tourism sector is also growing. South Africa is Mozambique’s main trading partner and source of foreign direct investmentBelgiumSpain, and Portugal are also among the country’s most important partners. Since 2001 Mozambique is one of the world’s top ten for annual average GDP growth. However, Mozambique still has one of the lowest GDP per capita, one of the worst human development index and one of the highestinequality in the world.
    The only official language of Mozambique is Portuguese, with roughly half of the population speaking it as a second language and few as a first language. Languages widely spoken natively include SwahiliMakhuwa, and Sena. The largest religion in Mozambique is Christianity, with significant Muslim and African traditional religious minorities. Mozambique is a member of the African UnionCommonwealth of Nations, the Community of Portuguese Language Countries, the Latin UnionOrganisation of Islamic Cooperation and Southern African Development Community.
    Read more on wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozambique