Callsign: 7P8WW

DXCC: Lesotho
Dates: January 26 - February 4, 2023


News and status

4.Feb evening

Because I had problems with visa, I had to stop my operations on Friday (February 3rd) morning and visit Ministry of Home Affairs of Lesotho. Now I am back in South Africa and will fly home on Wednesday.

All QSOs are uploaded to Clublog.

Thank you all who made QSOs and followed my DX-pedition.

See you soon!

More photos added

30.Jan evening

First log upload done.

Yesterday evening generator shut down again, so whole night without QSOs. Today generator was repaired, hopefully will serve better.

29.Jan evening

Spiderbeam is up. Nice pile-ups on upper bands.

Got other, more powerful power generator, but it still shuts down time to time.

28.Jan evening

Yesterday reached the planned QTH in the mountains. Nice house surrounded by fantastic nature!
Last part of the road was quite extreme which came unexpected. It took 5 hours to drive 46 km. Road was full of stones and washouts in some places. It would be OK for 4x4 car, but not for VW Polo which I have.

Yesterday set-up DX-commander vertical, today - low band vertical and BOG for receive. Did the first QSOs on 15m FT8 today. Nothing heard yet on 160m in the evening, despite ongoing CQ WW 160m contest with plenty of strong stations in Europe. May be will try again later.

40 kW power generator of the hotel is powered on 3 hours in the mornings and evenings. I have separate 2 kW generator, which shuts down time to time.

More photos added

26.Jan evening

Still on the road. Yesterday drove 800 km, today 450 km. Entered Lesotho without visa, but now this is settled.

Did not manage to reach the planned QTH today, will stay overnight in some other place and continue driving tomorrow after breakfast. Hope to be QRV for CQ WW 160m contest.

Some photos added to the photo section

25.Jan morning

Yuris started trip from South Africa to Lesotho by car.

Initial news

Yuris/YL2GM will visit Lesotho and do one-man operation on the air as 7P8WW from January 26 to February 4, 2023.

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