7P8EUDXF Lesotho
10 - 26 February 2017
16 - 28 October 2017


Press release #1

Pista HA5AO will return to Lesotho for humanitarian purposes 10 Feb - 26 Feb 2017. He will operate mostly CW, 10 - 40 meters during his free time using the call sign 7P8EUDXF.

He will be overseeing the project at a local orphanage that he started during his October, 2016 visit and will deliver donations received since then. Logsearch and OQRS is available on ha5ao.com  Please use OQRS for all confirmation requests, do not send cards via the bureau.

For the October, 2016 operation - all OQRS direct and mail direct QSL requests were posted from Budapest on 23 January, 2017, bureau cards were forwarded to the HA bureau. LoTW was uploaded 28 December, 2016.

Press release #2

Pista HA5AO is operating from the Molangoane Lodge, near Ha Ntsi. The lodge is located on a plateau with no high mountains nearby.

The take off to the N and NW it is clear. The NE to JA is slightly blocked by a mountain but it is far enough away to not cause too much of a problem.

He is using a K3 with KPA 500. The antenna is a wire vertical on a 10 meter fiberglass pole with a remote controlled SGC 250 auto tuner. There are 12 x 10.5 meter radials with a copper ground rod. It can be tuned from 80 to 10 m, sorry no TB capability this trip due to high noise levels.

Press release #3

Pista HA5AO will return to Lesotho as a volunteer to a local community group. Look for 7P8AO, October 16 - 28, 2017.

He plans to operate 10 – 40m, CW, RTTY and FT8 when not at work; log and OQRS at HA5AO.com

The primary purpose of this trip is to conduct training classes for young entrepreneurs wanting to start their own small business. Pista himself started a business in Budapest over 25 years ago, today the company is a leader in its field.

73,
Gene K5GS for Pista

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