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9XR PRESS RELEASE
RWANDA DXPEDITION MARCH 2008

 

October 1th,2008

All direct QSL received has been answered. From now we are confirming on a daily basis.
Bureau request also was sent to UARL bureau.

March 30th, 2008

We uploaded the final log and some pictures. Statistics for WAZ 3, 4 and 5 zones will be fixed in the uncoming days.

March 29th, 2008

VE3EXY, Nenad Stevanovic has donated to RARU books and material in french for the study and preparation of examinations to obtain radio amateur license. This material will be sent to Kigali next week.

March 27th, 2008

Yesterday we had several power blackout. Due that our operation plans was changed.

WE WILL DO QRT in a few hours.

9X0R Team Members want to thanks to all who called us helping to the success of this operation

THANK YOU EVERYBODY!!!

March 26th, 2008

Statistics about zones 3,4 & 5 are not accurate, due a well know error of the statistics software.
This will be fixed once we arrive at home, later during this week.

We did thousands of Qsos with zones 3 & 4, that are not reflected on our statistics.

Later today we will close the CW Station #2.
This night we will be again on 160 meters even for JA.

March 24th, 2008

This night we will be on 160 meters between 20:00 to 20:30 utc.
TX 1824 - RX 1820-1822 for JA

16:00 to 16:30 utc we will be trying on 40 CW for NA West Coast via LP.

March 23th, 2008

Finally our realtime log project can't be done as we expected, due a poor internet connection, so maybe next time.

We have received some emails requests about missing qsos on the online log, if you are not in the log, work us again.

Our Qsl Manager will check all QSL Requests carefully.

We will be on 160 meters every night until the end of the expedition.

March 21th, 2008

Tonight and tomorrow night we'll try on 160 meters starting at 00:00 UTC using the new RX antenna.

Next Saturday evening RTTY station will be on 30 meters.

First pictures from our operation place were uploaded to our web.

March 19th, 2008

We are getting problems on 160 meters because our RX antennas did not arrive with us here.
We are working with a inverted L as TX-RX antenna and QRM and QRN are heavy.
This evening we'll be all night on 30 CW and 40 CW. 30 meters station will do QSY time to time to 160 meters.

Tomorrow 20th, RTTY station will be on 20 meters again from 05:00 to 07:00 UTC beaming to Japan and later we'll try VK-ZL via short path.

Our webmasters are working hard to get our online log ready but please, remember they are recovering everything and they are doing it from here. Our online log on real time project maybe will do as we had projected if they can start it from here.

There are some spots on DXcluster from a pirate station working as 9X0R on 40 meters CW 19/03/2008 between 01:56 and 02:11 UTC when we were on 40 SSB.

March 18th, 2008

Just today we finished our antenna setup. This evening we'll be on 30 CW, 40 SSB and 80-160 CW.
Tomorrow 19th, RTTY station will be on 20 meters from 05:00 to 07:00 UTC beaming to Japan.
First log batch was uploaded today. We'll try to update every eight hours.


March 17th, 2008

We are at the destination location with the 80% of the antennas ready. The web server had a hard disk crash and we are trying to reconfigure everything.
We will try to put the online log asap.


Due a work overload, Max I8NHJ don't will be with us here he couldn't travel with us.

Spain, February 19th, 2008

ASTEC S.A., PROYECTO4 and YAESU has donated a transceiver Yaesu FT-897D with automatic antenna tuner Yaesu FC-30 and internal power supply yaesu FP-30 for the future Kigali's Radio Club station.

www.proyecto4.com www.vertexstandard.com www.astec.es

Spain, January 25th, 2008

Dates of 9X0R dxpedition will be between March 16th and March 27th.
A survey was added to our web so please, help us to know which bands and modes are more needed from Rwanda. We are still working on the configuration of the stations so survey results will be helpful for us.
Visit 9X0R Web page for full details.

Antonio Gonzalez EA5RM

Kigali, January 11th, 2008

Finally , after a very long way and hard work , just today I picked up 9X0R license from RURA offices in Kigali, capital city of the Republic of Rwanda.

RURA is trying to establish amateur radio rules in Rwanda with the help of Peter, 9X5SP. Right now there is not an easy way to get an amateur radio license here but in a few months things should be different and ham radio activities will start to be more usual from this country.

Im grateful to RURA General Director and Peter, 9X5SP, for their help and cooperation , and at the same time, my team and I are happy and proud for our little contribution to the future of amateur radio in Rwanda.

Full details about our Dxpedition will be available at 9X0R Web page

Questions or comments can be sent to ea5rm@arrl.net

Regards from Kigali.
Antonio Gonzalez EA5RM