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Travel : SenegalI enjoyed a lot staying at Jean Francois’ Le Calao last year. Below are some images from the 2009 trip.

This year I am going back to Senegal with my family. I will operate holiday style outside of CQWW in evenings and during the night primarily on 160, 80 and 30 meters CW. My main target this year is to take part in the CQWW CW 2010 and get close to the World Top 3 in selected category (not decided on category yet). I will bring my K3 and hopefully will have a K9AY available for low bands.

I will work from the same QTH as in 2009. Somone is located 70 km Southeast of Dakar. QSLs for this DXpedition will be handled by RX3RC, bureau or direct. If you have specific requests or questions – contact me via the guestbook.

I would like to thank all ops for calling me in November. It was a great pleasure to work you last year. New QSLs have just arrived here and I will be answering all requests received directly as well as via the buro. RX3RC has already replied to all QSLs he has received so far.


  • Elecraft K3, Kenwood TS870S
  • 1 monoband yagi 3 el. ITA for 21 MHz
  • 1 monoband yagi 3 el ITA for 28 MHz
  • 1 monoband yagi 3 el ITA for 14 MHz
  • V80 Titanex for low bands (40, 80, 160) and WARC
  • K9AY rx antenna
  1. je2soy Yuji
    August 9th, 2009 at 21:53 | #1

    Please check 30m cw/rtty around 2230-0030 utc. It should be the most reliable path from Senegal to JA.

    Hope to see you on the bands.

  2. Victor, LU3JVO
    August 16th, 2009 at 04:15 | #2

    Hope to get you on 80 and 40m, best times for SA-AF are between 23.15z and 00.30z in November. Best 73 es GL with your operation! CU

  3. August 21st, 2009 at 14:49 | #3

    Good luck on your trip. Please try to work 40m SSB 23-07Z to the West Coast. Propagation should be good. Hope you have a great time.

  4. Kin , JH7PFD
    November 6th, 2009 at 23:06 | #4

    PLS QRV on 160m around JA SR . If possible 19:00 – 21:45 . C U on TB

  5. Wieland DF0DJ
    November 9th, 2009 at 08:39 | #5

    Merci pour le contact. 1st call! a bientot cuagn

  6. hl2kxt
    November 9th, 2009 at 22:14 | #6

    hello om
    we had qso
    my call hl2kxt but hl2kxe tnx good luck 73

  7. ei6dx
    November 9th, 2009 at 22:25 | #7

    hl2kxt :

    hello om
    we had qso
    my call hl2kxt but hl2kxe tnx good luck 73

    Ok. Noted. Thank you.

  8. Steve, KC2SIZ
    November 9th, 2009 at 22:28 | #8

    Thanks for the QSO earlier today. Have fun and good DX to you! I will QSL via the bureau.

  9. Steve, AB4I
    November 10th, 2009 at 09:38 | #9

    Hello Stan,

    Thank you very much for the new one on 160-meters yesterday evening. Conditions were a bit peculiar, with very rapid QSB. You were briefly S9+ in Virginia! Again, thanks for the contact on Topband and the great website. Nicely done.


  10. Jeremy, KF9MG
    November 15th, 2009 at 22:23 | #10

    Hey Stan,

    Glad to have worked you on 15 meters and 20 meters today here in Wyoming. True professional at the radio my friend. Have a safe trip back to Eire and will hope to work you from your home QTH someday. Best 73’s to you and your family.

  11. EI9FBB, Dave
    November 18th, 2009 at 17:39 | #11

    Hi Stan,

    Great show, well done. Nice to see an Irish callsign gracing the bands from somewhere exotic. Thanks for the new one on 160M and for all the other band slots. My QSL is already sent to ur manager. Where next?? hi.

    vy 73 de Dave EI9FBB

  12. November 26th, 2010 at 09:47 | #12

    Thanks for qso today it is the second contact with your station, hope to work you many times in the future somewhere on the bands..

    Qsl is on the way, also via e-qsl… tnx again 73’s Wijnand