27 October, 2018
AF-111. NEW IOTA! (Update) DX-World.net posted the following on October 25th: With just 10 days until the EL2EL/4* expedition gets under- way, the team are pleased to report all our plans are coming together. * https://af111newiota.com/
You may not be aware this a 100% charity expedition – meaning all donations raised go directly to MAF Liberia* – an organization who fly the only humanitarian flight service in that country.
Today, we are delighted to announce that 50% of our target has been raised and we thank everyone who has taken the time to donate and understand exactly what MAF do. Consider only £25 covers the cost of fuel for a 30 minute flight, then already 40 more flights have been secured through this charity expedition. Thanks a lot!
In addition to the above, we will also be bringing surplus reading glasses and mobile phones to Sasstown. We have been informed there’s a real need for reading glasses in the rural elderly communities – as such simple cheap devices can transform a person’s basic well-being. Equally, the simplest of
We arrive in Sasstown, southern Liberia on the morning of November 5th. Plans are to set foot on Telengbe Island (IOTA AF-111NEW) before sunset that day. We’ll be QRV on 40-30-20-17-15m using a combination of VDAs and vertical dipoles, all on 100W. Other bands will be checked time-to-time should openings occur. Mostly SSB will be used with some CW and possibly FT8.
You might be curious why we will use /4 in our callsign. Basically, we do not have to, but to emphasize we’ll be on AF-111NEW it was thought prudent to distinguish this fact. (Liberia ham radio regions map*).
Note: If you work EL2JB, this will be our mainland station if there are delays in landing on Telengbe or issues forcing us to come off early.
73 – Eric EL2EF, Col MM0NDX & Jonathan MM0OKG
NA-249. NEW IOTA! Dave, EI9FBB, will be active as KP4/EI9FBB from
OC-144. Operators Burkhard/DL3KZA and Irfan/YE4IJ will be active as
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