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Radio Amateurs members of Six G Team will be active from Ghana 7 - 21 March 2017 as 9G5X.
They will operate on 160 - 10m CW, SSB, RTTY.
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9G5X Ghana News 11 March 2017

We now have all the antennas rigged at 9G5X and have tested the 160m Inverted L (with about 75ft vertical) last night quite successfully. The 80m 1/4 wave vertical works really well and it was great to work many Gs last night on 80m. Our beverages are shorter than we would like, but do help on 160m with the high QRN levels.

This weekend is the Commonwealth Contest and Iain M0PCB is setting up now to operate in the contest. The rest of us will be on the WARC bands and will try 12m and 17m as much as possible on CW and SSB, with more 30m operation later today.

We have some big problems with amplifiers tripping out, which looks to be down to very poor earthing on our incoming mains supply, which is unbalanced and causing us difficulty. We are still investigating and hope to find a cure.

Latest logs were uploaded by Charles M0OXO this morning and we will update again tomorrow.

We will be back to normal operation after the Commonwealth Contest finishes. Do please call Iain using the 9G5X callsign in the contest, even if you have worked us already on that band. He needs the points!

73
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Steve G3VMW for the 9G5X crew

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Bob
  • Callsign: W3HKK
  • 2017-03-13 08:50:55
Hearing you S3-S6 in Ohio. but what a pile up here in the States! Will keep trying. BTW, I worked in Ghana ( oil exploration- HQ London) many years ago in Accra/Takoradi. from the Hotel Atlantic, on the beach. Operated as 9G1GS with 2 el quad on the hotel roof. Great memories. Loved the live High Life music! Mr Amatewee, head of the Ghanian PTT was very cooperative in getting my license within 5 days of arrival. Best of luck. Tnx for putting 9G on 160. Bob, W3HKK ex F7AL - 5A3TG -ON8UD - 9G1GS - PY8/W3HKK (Amazon River)
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Victor Goncharsky
  • Callsign: US5WE
  • 2017-03-11 02:29:03
Last night on 160m there were deep QSB from 579 to Zero accompanied by usual European DQRM show. Will be trying to catch you there next week. Keep up the good work, your 80 and 40m signals are outstanding!
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Tom
  • Callsign: K3TW
  • 2017-03-08 11:09:38
599 in Florida now on 18073.2 kHz. Have a great time, and see you on all bands. Tom, K3TW Lecanto, FL
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Tom
  • Callsign: K3TW
  • 2017-03-08 08:21:14
Thanks for our QSO on 30m. Incredible 599+ signal here in Florida, so it's no surprise your pile-up was 5 kHz. wide! Have fun and be safe. 73, Tom, K3TW Lecanto, FL
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Peter
  • Callsign: G3IRQ
  • 2017-02-12 10:53:27
Look forward to working you all on 160 and 80 meters. Cheers Peter G3IRQ
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Emil
  • Callsign: 9G5ZS
  • 2017-01-03 04:03:45
Hi, Glad to see some activity coming up from 9G land. I will relocate back to Ghana in February and hope to catch you on the air. 73, Emil