I am glad that Stu, K6TU created for us propagation charts from 5V7 covering 80m to 10m. It should increase our availability to be in the right time on the band. Thank you dear Stu!
On Tuesday 11th we made pre departure meeting. David arrived to Petr QTH at 08:20 and we tested wintest, network, radios and packed all antennas. As usual we do not have enough luggages allowance. 4 x 23kg (each has 2 luggages per person on Air France). We have had to purchase another 23kg for 320 EUR. Hobby DX pedition is not cheap one.
On picture below HexBeam, SpiderBeam and all verticals in third long package. We calculated to have only 5kgs per person on personal items like t-shirts etc… rest is devoted to hobby
Today April 3rd we have purchased airline tickets – Munich – Paris-Lome and back
Visum issue is not easy part either. We have to sent both passports to consulate in foreign country. Well after 2 weeks we got it back. It took us few calls and emails. Same experience with french language. Without its knowledge is difficult
Issue of 5V7 license took us 5 months. We initiated discussion with local authority begin of November 2016. License was granted middle of March. Thanks to GOOGLE translator we were able to „write“ french. Licese was issued middle of March