Arliss W7XU, Dick K5AND and Myself-W0SD operated from Ghana. The VHF call was 9G5AN. This was the end of October and the first part of November 2001. Edith and I operated with others as CY9DH the last part of June and the first part of July 2002 and from Miquelon the last part of July 2002. W0SD also operated from Labrador and Zone 2 in northern Quebec. Following are some selected pictures and audio clips from those operations. Other pictures are found in the 2002 Travelogue to Canada.
QSO'S 80 - 40 - 30 - 20 - 17 - 15 - 12 - 10 total
CW 15 - 17 - 0 - 308 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 540
SSB 0 - 1 - 0 - 222 - 440 - 1320 - 737 - 494 - 3204
RTTY 0 - 0 - 3 - 270 - 5 - 520 - 0 - 217 - 1014
PSK 0 - 0 - 0 - 12 - 0 - 93 - 0 - 0 - 105
TOTAL 15 - 18 - 2 - 812 -445 - 1933 - 727 - 711 - 4663
Audio Clip of My friend Arliss-W7XU in Ghana talking to his wife Holly N0QJM at their amatuer station near Parker, South Dakota. The second clip is Arliss talking to his son Nolan N0LAN. Nolan is about 10 years old at the time.MP3 -format file N0QJM
MP3 - format file N0LAN
Audio clip that was recorded at 9G5AN. This is an amazing recording because what actually happened it that this was recorded at W7XU and then Holly is playing it back to us from W7XU and we are recording it in Ghana at 9G5AN so it really is a recording of a recording!!!MP3 -format file 9G5AN via W7XU back to 9G5AN
Audio Clips of myself, in Ghana as 9G5KW talking with WD0T at my station and my son K7BI in Glendale, AZ. The Second clip is with my wife Edith W0OE near Salem, South Dakota on our amateur station.MP3 -format file WD0T & K7BI
MP3 -format file W0OE
Operating from CY9DH were W0SD-Ed, W0OE-Edith, W7XU-Arliss, N0QJM-Holly, VE9DH-Jim, VE1AAO-Billy and WV2B-Duane
We made 12,396 qso's from St. Paul on HF and of those I operated all the RTTY and made 1084 qso's on RTTY
We made 1267 qso's from Miquelon. 563 were RTTY and despite a valiant try only 27 on six meters
We made 313 qso's and 133 of these were on 6 meters. The grid square was FO62ac
There are pictures of the operations from most of these spots in our travel pictures for these countries. The most extensive operations were from ZL/W0SD for one month and VK2EDG for three months. This was mobile and fixed with the antenna on the vehicle. We worked the US from Western Australia mobile several times. Our best contacts were with AC0M Chris in the panhandle of Florida. We also worked N0ABE and WB0MZB in South Dakota. We made many amateur friends in NZ and Australia and visited many of there homes. We thank them very much for there kindness and hospitality. Special mention has to go to David VK2CZ for a tremendous amount of help the whole 3 months we were in Australia. Mario LU1JCJ has been such a great help and we stayed right by his house for a month while I was waiting for my broken leg and ankle to heal. He and his family were so helpful and Mario and our families will always stay in contact.
We have also had great kindness from George XE1/N9VIU, Johan ZR5ANF, Bob-ZL1AMI, Paul ZL4PW, John ZL1PO, Martin VK7GN, Steve VK7US and Sean VK6BDB, Felipe CE3SAD, Pupi LU8XP, Phil N5BEK/TI7, Louis HP3XUG, Jay HP3AK and other I know I have forgotten in our travels to their towns. Hopefully they will come and visit us one day.
Link to Personal web pages of Ed and Edith including photo's and travelogues of trips since retirement