QSL INFO TT8AMO
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Pierre Petry, HB9AMO , was in Chad for his work for the WFP of the UN , and inbetween, in his spare time, he was active in CW only as TT8AMO. He has been able to be active on all bands, from 160m to 10m. Also Michael PA5M , active as TT8M, his collegue, was at the same QTH, and sometimes using the same antenna's.
HB9AMO / TT8AMO
|Together with Michael, Pierre has been able to set up a 10 to 30m vertical and a double inverted V for 40 and 80. First qso's have been made on 40m on the 10th of March 2005 with mainly US stations. Later,there was also activity on 80m and 160m beside the 'normal' bands. Remember, Pierre only operated CW.||
10 to 30m vertical
It's difficut to see.....but the photo above shows the 2 inverted V's for 80m and 160 and the guesthouse.
12 /03/2005 : On the 11th Pierre and Michael had setup an inverted V for 160m . The biggest problem in this is the limited space inside the fence. They had to put one leg of the antenna outside the fence....considering the fact the local people can use everyting.....they might wanna try to steel the wire, and then tear down the whole antenna.
Pierre had been on 160m for a few hours trying hard to work a few station, but managed to work just 3. Most of the stations he called could not hear his small signal, although signals in TT8 were ok. During the TT8 sunrise just one US station was heard ( W8LRL ) but no qso could be made. Tonight Pierre will try 160m again, but on sunday they will have to take the antenna down again as it's blocking the road and entrence of the guesthouse. The freqency will be around 1822 as that's the lowest SWR ( 2.3 ) The radio is geting pretty hot with 160m and not too good swr.......but Pierre's trying hard.
With making the 160m antenna they use the 80m, but with extensions on both sides....so 80 is out of use till sunday evening.
13/03/2005: A few words from Pierre : "
|Pierre's 'luxury' operating room with just all the neccesary things including the only table available.|
There was another 160m weekend on 16/17 april 2005. Pierre was qrv on two evenings/nights. In the first one he didn't hear any JA al all. Beside that he was able to make 107 QSO's on 160m only, being 37 Stateside and 70 Europeans. A very good restult considering the low antenna and low power. But there was more. On the second evening (saterday 16the of april ) he made 15 QSO's into JA and during the early morning at his sunrise about 52 QSO's into Nort America again. Inbetween that there were also 17 Europeans who made it into the 160m log.
After this last the final 160m results are as below :
228 QSO's on 160m into the following dxcc's :
The 160m antenna ( extended 80m antenna ) has been taken down on that same morning, so there was nO more 80 and 160m. Also 80m went very well in the last few weeks with 1144 QSO's all over the world. The 40m inverted V is still up and activity will continue on that band.
In total TT8AMO made 10.607 QSO's as you can see in the bandsummary below.
|TT8AMO FINAL BANDSUMMARY
160m 228 QSO
80m 1145 QSO
40m 2587 QSO
30m 814 QSO
20m 241 QSO
17m 2650 QSO
15m 2078 QSO
12m 675 QSO
10m 189 QSO
CW ONLY 10607 QSO's
Pierre went QRT on the the 19th and has left the country already after 10607 QSO's. He will NOT return to Chad after his hollday but will probably go some other place in Africa.
Pierre stayed in Abeche, in the east part of Chad, about 100km from the border with Sudan where he was working for the UN WFP. Inbetween he was making buisiness trips around the area.
MAP OF CHAD
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