Grand Bassam

An operator had to visit the doctor in Grand Bassam, he’s well now.
Our KOPain, John F5VHQ left Cote d’ivoire last night , he’s working again tomorrow.
2 operator went the for a small visit today.

More to come later.






First day is over

Despite some luggage lost,  being late ,  power failures and one amplifier getting weird we are delighted to annouce more than 5000 QSO in 23h in our log.

Band conditions are good, 10m is less . We still didn’t start the 6m station.

Receiving antennas were installed today , so we will be QRV on 160 tonight.

Despite some small sickness , the Operators are at their maximum.

The temperature is very hot, and humidity is 90%.

We hope that RTTY and PSK on less common bands make the most happy.

Feel free to post a mesage on our guestbook or to contact our pilots.




Nouvelles TU7C 18h15 TU

Bonnes nouvelles, TU7C démarre le trafic avec 3 stations et 100 Watts:

30 mètres – CW

20 mètres – PSK

17 mètres – USB

Bon trafic à tous et à toutes


Claude F5GVA

Good news, TU7C starts traffic with 3 stations and 100 Watts:

30 meters – CW

20 meters – PSK

17 meters – USB

Good traffic to all


Claude F5GVA

Nouvelles de TU7C

Les amis, soyez patients !

Je viens d’avoir Frank F4AJQ au téléphone. Une partie des bagages n’a pas été chargée hier dans l’avion et il manque beaucoup de matériel pour démarrer le trafic.

Si tout se passe bien, ils devraient récupérer ce matériel avec l’avion de ce soir qui arrive à Abidjan. Toutes les antennes sont installées et ils vont démarrer avec une seule station et un ampli. Frank me signale qu’ils ont de nombreuses coupures de courant et un fort QRM local.

Dés que j’ai des nouvelles, je vous informe.

Encore une fois soyez patients, ce genre de mésaventures fait aussi partie  des aléas d’une expédition aussi bien préparée soit-elle.

73 Claude F5GVA

Friends, be patient!

I just had Frank F4AJQ on the phone. Some of the luggage was not loaded yesterday in the plane and it lacks much material to start the traffic.

If everything goes well, they should get this material back with the plane that arrives in Abidjan tonight. All antennas are installed and they will start with a single station and an amp. Frank tells me they have many power cuts and a strong local QRM.

As soon as I have news, I inform you.

Again, be patient, this kind of mishap is also part of the vagaries of an expedition as well prepared as it is.