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5H3DX

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Chas NK8O -DXpedition-

Zinga
Tanzania

AF
tanzania
MAIN CALL: NK8O
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Call data

Last update:2020-02-09 14:09:48
QTH:Children's Hospital, Zinga
Continent:AF
Views:1357
Main prefix:5H
Latitude:-6.5264821
Longitude:38.9849853
Locator:KI93LL
DXCC Zone:470
ITU Zone:53
CQ Zone:37

Most used bands

20m
(35%)
15m
(28%)
17m
(18%)
30m
(12%)
12m
(5%)

Most used modes

CW
(65%)
FT8
(36%)
SSB
(1%)
PSK
(1%)

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2020-02-09 14:08:21
Direct Manager:NK8O
eQSL QSL:YES
Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:YES
LoTW QSL:YES
Extra QSL Info:Direct QSL via NK8O

Biography

My involvement in Tanzania began in 2009 with a visit to Nyakato Health Center, near Mwanza on Lake Victoria. This was prior to my re-entry into amateur radio. But by 2012, armed with a new KX3, I set up a QRP operation during a visit that year. By 2014 I had a permanent QTH and much more experience with DX, so 5H3DX was launched at our new endeavor at Children's Hospital, Zinga.

CHZ is located about 2 Km west of the eastern seaboard of Tanzania, about 16 Km south of Bagamoyo and 45 Km north of Dar Es Salaam. It is a fairly quiet spot, set back about 1 Km from the city center of Zinga. The hospital project, when completed, will be the first free standing children's hospital in the country, and a center of excellence for pediatric care in the region.

My amateur radio operations are limited to time available because I have many other responsibilities when I am present on the campus, but nonetheless remain important to me. Since my primary responsibility is to the development of the hospital, I have decided that QSL cards will be handled at my own expense, with contributions for cards going to support the hospital construction and operations. So if want a QSL, or even if you appreciate the fact that I have uploaded to eQSL or LOTW, please consider a PayPal donation to the cause via .

I am not a "hard core" DX operator, but my skills have honed somewhat over the past several years. With decent band conditions and courteous DX chasers, my QSO rate has reached 133 entries per hour, with 100% accuracy on CW. If you have never participated in a DXpedition, believe me: pulling call signs out of a mass of signals is not as easy as you might think. The "wall" of signals on the waterfall is quite remarkable and awesome indeed!

Return trip for 2020 starts 24 February, with a four week stay.

73 and good DX,

Chas - 5H3DX / NK8O / VE3ISD

Worked DXCCs:

Equipment

Rig: Elecraft KX3, KXPA100, KX2, Hardrock-50
Antennas: Wire doublet at 45' (14 meters), delta loop, phased verticals, BOG for receive
Primary operations: 160-10 meters

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5H3DX / Bush cat. Looks like a house cat - until you realize how big she is!
  

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