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Thursday, June 6, 2013

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DXpedition to Republic of Congo

Once again in close co-operation between the DAGOE Foundation, Mercy Ships and 4 Dutch radio amateurs, planning is being done for a DXpedition to Republic of Congo.
The Team will stay in Pointe Noire between September 28th and October 11th. This is the group's fourth such operation/project. For their previous projects in Liberia (5L2MS), Benin (TY1MS) and Sierra Leone (9L5MS) the team was very honored and proud to be rewarded in 2013 for their achievements with the Yasme Excellence Award 2012.
The team will use the callsign TN5MS for this coming activity.
Operators mentioned are: Arie PA3A (CW/SSB), Ad PA8AD (CW/SSB), Arie PA3AN (SSB/RTTY) and Marian PD1AEG.
Activity will probably be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
The equipment consists of 3 transceivers and linears. The antennas are verticals for 160-30m and beams for 20-10m. For 160m and 80m extra receiving antennas will be used to improve station reception capability.
If conditions allow it and permission is received, they will try to activate 6m. They take special care to listen for remote locations and small stations. The goal of the team is to work as many different stations as possible in the different modes.
All donations and surplus from the QSL will be transferred to the Mercy Ships Charity Project. QSL via PA3AWW, by the Bureau or direct (see info on the Web page). Also, QSLs can be requested with a donation via the OQSL request service on the Web page. LoTW will be uploaded 6 months after the DX-pedition when logs are checked. The team is not using eQSL for answering QSL.
For more details and updates, visit their Web page at:

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