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5T5TI Tidra Island

5T2AI, A61M, A92AA will be active from Tidra Island, IOTA AF - 050, 1 - 7 December 2017 as 5T5TI.
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Ahmad, 5T2AI and Vlad, 5T9VB will be active from Tidra Island, IOTA AF - 050, as 5T5TI.
They will operate on HF Bands.
QSL via NI5DX.
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WILLIAM M LOESCHMAN, 717 MILTON, ANGLETON, TX 77515, USA.
DXCC Country - Mauritania.
WAZ Zone - CQ 35.
ITU Zone - 46.
QTH Locator - IK18.

Tidra Island 5T5TI QSL
Tidra Island. 5T5TI QSL.

5T5TI Tidra Island News from 5T0JL 8 December 2016

Hi dear friends, Back from Tidra Island, Banc d'Arguin, Mauritania where Vlad and Ahmad/5T5TI made a hit with close to 12.000 Qsos mixed CW, SSB and a few RTTY in just 4 days, we now have VLAD/UA4WHX/SU9VB/5T9VB getting ready to leave 5T this 09 dec 2016 to reach GAMBIA by road where he will be operating C50VB asap upon arrival. A bit late on his schedule but coming...Wishing him good luck and excellent operation in Gambia. Just like 5T5TI on Tidra Island it's an all private initiative for the goodsake of amateur radios around the world. So all our best congrats to the two volunteers Ahmad/5T2AI and Vlad/5T9VB for their survival operation on the Island some pics to you soon. 73s Jean

5T5TI Information from 5T0JL

From 5T0JL/jean Base in Nouakchott -
Sorry to all but 5T5TI started operation this 02 december 2016 at 1255Z - DX Summit made me aware of the operation start !!
without informing or even contacting Base in Nouakchott as it was combined with 5T2AI ? On 7098 Nil LSB to Base ?
So I have been on stand-by more than 36 hours for nothing !
Anyway here is the history of this DxPed

For those friends interested,

I had the immense pleasure of giving the road departure to the island of TIDRA to our friends 5T2AI (9K2AI) / Ahmad and UA4HWX / SU9VB / 5T9VB / Wladimir this morning 01 December 2016 towards 1000Z.
Excuse but we did not mention it earlier because it was their wish as well.

Historical.
Tidra will be of interest to all IOTA hunters and is also an old story for me as it makes
years we speculated ON5GA / Adriano, myself and the Radio Club of Europe to mount a
DXPed on the islands as they are a few in the past never or rarely activated. The time passing-by and the physical
form have somewhat
impeded our momentum.

It was then that Wlodek / SP6EQZ was also thinking about it in January 2014, also in March 2015,
Our old friend Phil / G3SWH of 5T0CW also spoke of Tidra in April 2015 and also my presentation at the whole
new guy in town 5T2AI / Ahmad who found the project interesting in competition with an expedition to the
The Eye of Africa still in 5T (All this confirmed by the many emails in my possession).

Then I do not remember which way Ahmad introduced me Wladimir / SU9VB which in turn seemed to show
an interest in the Banc d'Arguin.
I therefore initiated the proceedings with the protecting authorities of the Banc, then taken over by Ahmad,
to finally end-up at this DxPed long awaited which remained 100% private between three bitens.


On the field probably for this evening of the 1st of December we will have:

5T5TI operated by Ahmad or Vlad, it is according to the choosen shifts. Vlad is an excellent CW op, also on RTTY and SSB and Ahmad very good op on SSB!
The conditions will be with 30 to 90 watts of Pwr with wired slopers all bands from 7 to 28 Mhz, 80m and 6m not certain.
160m has not been considered.
Survival conditions will be very harsh on the spot both for operation as well for resting and meals.
So I'll stay here at 5T0JL in emergency support since there is no other way apart from SatPhone.

So here you are carefully warned and I wish you good Qso with our friends in Tidra.

Important !!!
It is strongly requested to satisfy yourself with ONE MODE CONTACT in order to please the pushing crowd !!!
Many thanks in appreciation for your fair-play and discipline.

Best 161s/73s Jean

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5T5TI Tidra Island. Sunrise 11-23-2017 at 07:18 GMT sunset at 18:26 GMT
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Karl Fardig
  • Callsign: SM0NUE
  • 2017-03-30 02:32:18
Tnx QSL - why ARRL say it´s pirate operation ?
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Al
  • Callsign: 4L5A
  • 2016-12-06 07:46:30
On 14001 now 6 December 2016 07.46 GMT
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Michael Koffler
  • Callsign: W6QT
  • 2016-12-05 03:56:13
That call is a mouthful.
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CW Man
  • Callsign: CQCW
  • 2016-12-04 08:55:08
When QRV CW? Only SSB?
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Jerry
  • Callsign: SWL
  • 2016-12-04 08:34:07
Nice signal and activity First time hear Tidra Island GL to 5T5TI team.