A2 Botswana

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A2 Botswana

Indlæg af oz7c » fre jan 31, 2020 11:42

Botswana May 1-22 by VE7VR, Dave Johnson

This is my 3rd trip to Botswana. I lived there for 9 months in 1972 and
was on the air using A2CEW. In 2018 my wife and I returned and I was
on the air in a limited way as A25VR. Propagation was so bad I only
managed 96 Qs in 6 days of trying. This year we will be back
for a 3 week self-driving 4X4 camping safari. Each day I hope to set up camp,
which will include a 40 ft. Spiderpole with inverted Vs for 20M and 40M.
Our primary focus is on the land and the animals but radio will be part of it.
I will be bringing an Elecraft KX-2 which only runs 10 watts and I may also bring
an Icom IC-7100 with 100 watts if I get frustrated with QRP.
This will be primarily battery powered. Hoping that propagation will allow
a few memorable Qs while surrounded by Lions, Hyenas, Zebras and Baboons. QSL VE7VR

73 Boye