For everyone interested, I have set up a facebook page for anything and everything related to Amateur Radio in Rwanda. Not much content yet, but I expect that it will grow.
The group will be public unless things get stupid.
Please, lets leave religion and politics out, and focus on the goal of the page, Central Africa DX.
If you’re operating in Rwanda or the surrounding countries, you’re automatically an admin. Shoot me a PM.
If any of you don’t use facebook, I’ll always be available at alan.norman(at)gmail.com.
So the bill has come due for webhosting, and honestly I don’t see myself as active enough to pay 160 USD when I could get the same outreach to you via facebook. I will set up a group/page shortly. Shoot, maybe I’ll actually get on the air. I do feel bad that I haven’t had time for amateur radio lately. Between my job at the embassy, my job running the only bicycle shop in the country, and my daughter in 1st grade, it feels like I barely have time to do anything else. Amateur radio is one of my favorite hobbies since I was 12, and everything else seems to be choking it out of my life at present.
I just came back on a redeye from South Africa, and I’m working on about two hours of “airplane sleep”. If you have ever tried to sleep on a crowded airplane, you have an idea of how tired I am.
Cheers, and 73,
After a long ride back from Pretoria, I’m now back in Kigali. Things are very busy here right now, and likely to get busier in the next few weeks. I’ll try to get on the air when I get the chance.
I’m not sure of the exact cause, but the noise levels on 15m are thru the roof today. Band conditions are doing great, I just picked up Palau, and Libya (Whoo hoo!) but its hard hearing anyone.
Thank you to everyone who has verified via LoTW, I now have mixed mode, all band, DXCC. Now to get endorsements.
Yes! I do schedule requests.
You are absolutely welcome to ask, and depending on my schedule, I will do my best to accomodate you.
If you send me an email, please put “SKED” in the subject line. If I can make it happen, I will reply to you.
and this isn’t a new band or a new mode. go away. Yes, it shows up in my feed, and you’re just slowing things up. I’ll ignore you, and continue to ignore you. I’ll be here all week folks, try the veal.
I take a drink of something strong… The more it happens, the closer I get to ignoring the QSOs and paying attention to the drink.
So please, think of my liver, be nice to your fellow operators out there, let them get their QSO, I’ll get to you, really I will. This isn’t a DXpedition, I live here.
73, 9X0TA, Alan
So theres this new FT8 mode out there, that will let me work EVERYONE who wants to work me on FT8, it is fast, and it is effective. If you’re not familiar with it, I highly recommend upgrading to WSJT 1.9. In a pileup, its the best way to work me.
Please use this method.
73, 9X0TA, Alan
License now in hand as of a few days ago. Everything is good. Bands are noisy as expected but I got in several FT8 QSOs today. Will try SSB later on tonight.