Meetup with Ben DB2LS / 9X2LS

Had dinner with Ben, 9X2LS, last night, and he brought over his FT-857.  We set up a field expedient antenna and made a few attempts to get out there.  Neither of us were familiar with the radio, which didn’t help.  My hope was that the high noise levels he encountered at his residence wouldn’t be present here in Kimihurura. But alas, noise on all bands is around S8 or so.  Ben is coming over again today to help troubleshoot, and hopefully we’ll be able to get on 40m later on today.

Alan, KE4TA, 9Xsomething

New ham in Rwanda!

In Rwanda, you always have random encounters with people who just happen to pop into the country.  It happens on a regular basis with cyclo tourists at the bike shop. I just received an email from Ben DB2LS – 9X2LS who just received his license from the RURA.  He is headed over to his apartment to set up his radios and antennas now.  Best of luck to him, and I hope to enjoy a pint with him soon.

DE KE4TA, 9Xsomething