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3DA0WW - Kingdom of Eswatini
October 12-26, 2021
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News and status

20.Nov.2021 - 3DA0WW story available for download

3DA0WW story published.

1.Nov.2021 - 3DA0WW video

3DA0WW video published

26.Oct.2021 - QRT

3DA0WW is now QRT. The team members are on their way home.

23.Oct.2021 18:00 GMT - Status

3DA0WW will not be on 160m band anymore, InvL performance is not satisfactory.

21.Oct.2021 21:00 GMT - Status

For 160m InvL is installed as a workaround for match-box problem. Beverage towards EU is installed from each sub-QTH. Hopefully this will improve low-bands reception. 3DA0WW will be on the air full-strength until Sunday including. On Monday they will do Covid tests and pack the gear. On Tuesday they fly home.

Political situation in the country is tense. Hopefully the team will not face any issues.

19.Oct.2021 08:00 GMT - Status

They have issues with match-box on 160m band when trying to run high-power. Will try to fix it today.

18.Oct.2021 08:00 GMT - Status

This morning +9 C outside and raining constantly. Noisy low-bands and probably nothing better to expect. Seems like this will be mostly FT8 DX-pedition.

17.Oct.2021 18:00 GMT - Another power outage

Today another 2 hour power outage, about the same time as yesterday.
New photos added

16.Oct.2021 17:00 GMT - Power outage

They had power outage for 2 hours. Now power is back.

16.Oct.2021 8:00 GMT - Status update

Transmit antenna setup is finished. This morning the infamous dog escaped his fencing and collapsed one Spiderbeam. It will be repaired. As the setup is mostly finished team plans to be on the air more. Local LED lights are kept off to reduce the band noise. Beverage antenna is not yet installed. First 3368 QSOs were uploaded to Clublog.

The team is located in 2 different houses in some distance from each other. One sub-QTH has Spiderbeam (20-10m bands), vertical for 80m band, another vertical for 40m band.
Other sub-QTH has Spiderbeam (20-10m bands), DX-Commander vertical (40m-10m bands), 18m Spiderpole based top-loaded vertical for 160-30m bands. Up to 4 transceivers are in use.

P.S. 10:00Z more photos added

14.Oct.2021 5:50 GMT - Antenna setup in progress

Local dog already on the first evening chewed one cable and brought down one vertical, this morning chewed guy-wires for 2 verticals.

13.Oct.2021 20:00 GMT - Team arrived at QTH

The team has successfully reached QTH. Quick on the air check shows that noise is present, probably from nearby LED lights. Now they will get some rest, tomorrow will build antennas and will start addressing the issues.

12.Oct.2021 - The trip has started

The team has started the trip. The plan is to reach the QTH by October 13 evening. But it will be dark already. So the first QSOs could happen on October 14th, unless something unplanned happens and delays the arrival.

Initial news

Yuris/YL2GM and the team plans to do DX-pedition to Kingdom of Eswatini and be on the air as 3DA0WW from October 12 to 26, 2021.

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