Laurent, F5IXR will again be active from
Kidal city, north east Mali as TZ5XR starting August 1st until February 2017.
During two weeks in mid-August he will be off air while attending a training
camp in Canada. When in Mali, QRV all bands 160-6 when time permits. QSL via
Hello. Some news from Mali.
I’m still active and would be active until 2019 minimum so don’t worry if you
don’t break the pile-up anyway, if it is not for this time it will be for a
I’m currently active on 40, 20, 17, 12, 10 M and CW basically because it’s the
easiest for me with my 100W and a simple dipole. I cannot work on 80 and 15 M
with the ICOM7300 that doesn’t automatic tune on these two bands. I plan to
bring back a manual tuning box the next time I go to France to solve the
For the 160M with 100W, I do not know if it’s really usefull, all the stations
I heard have much better traffic conditions and were only received 55. I will
try anyway in the future to find an antenna adequate to my QTH but it seems
complicated and there is not a lot of things here to build an homemade. An
amplifier should arrive in the middle of the year, only 300W output but it will
be better than nothing.
About me, I would like just to remember that I am not a DX expedition. I
practice radio in my free time, often after a busy day. The QSL is free via
buro, just have patience. Those who send F5MXH directly to receive it faster
are asked to participate as usual.
For LOTW, we will upload once we have received a significant number of QSLs to
avoid some errors in uploaded logs (and
some cries). I stopped the radio for more than 15 years, the recovery was
difficult, but it’s like cycling, it does not get lost! and no problem
So I ask a little patience for some OM, when I start a call sign, I like to
concretize it, even if I have to repeat 20 times his partial callsign to finish
it, often drowned in the QRM because I am stubborn.
I would do a recording soon so that you can realize how difficult it is
sometimes to hear the stations just because the QRM level is impossible to
eliminate but I work with and I am applying to get the call signs in the noise.
When the propagation is present, it completely changes the way of trafficking
since I manage to reach the 150 QSO per hour without any problem. There are
some good sporadic openings on 10M sometimes just for an hour, but surprising.
I am also surprised by the number of double in my log. I am currently at 5700
QSO registered and I have 259 double? Often always the same stations that
contacted me 7 or 8 times on the same bands, what is the interest ? They insist
in the pile-up as it was the first time, I am obliged to answer them to release
the frequency of their call, because i can’t listen others with their big
Some news about the modes, I just configure the RTTY and I would try some QSOs
soon. Thank you for being indulgent, I have never done before! Hi!
Good traffic to all and best 73’s,