6W- La Somone, Senegal

Dates: 17 to 23 February 2011

Callsign: 6W/WJ2O

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I spent a week at Le Calaco. This is the home of JF (Francois) Lorne, 6W7RV. He has several guest cabanas as well as a well adorned ham shack.

Details can be found at http://www.le-calao.com.

Verbal communications was quite comical at times as I only know a few words of French. Besides French many locals spoke German also, but English speakers were very rare.

Dinner at Le Calaco in, Senegal wher I operated as 6W/WJ2O.

A short walk from the shack is a village that has this wonderful little restaurant. I enjoyed the food and the locals were great company.


The Shack


Operating Position at 6W7RV in Senegal DXp.

Operating position

Plenty of bench to play around with equipment

Operating position at 6W7RV in Senegal DXp.
Keying transistor at 6W7RV in Senegal DXp.

Keying transistor

The wires are a mess but don’t worry we we completely sure we didn’t know what we were doing!

Wire mess at 6W7RV in Senegal WJ2O DXp.

Antennas


Shack at 6W7RV in Senegal DXpedition (Africa).

Front of the ham radio shack

Antenna tower with yagi’s and other antenna setups.

Antenna aluminum at 6W7RV in Senegal DXp (Africa)
Four Square on 40 meters at Le Calaco, Senegal, operating 6W7RV.

Nice landscaping: Four Square on 40

Antenna tower looking up from the bottom.

Antenna tower at Le Calaco, Senegal, operating 6W7RV.
Antenna farm at Le Calaco, Senegal, operating 6W7RV.

View from next door.


The Villa


Villa Front. Outside front porch looking into the villa.

Villa Front at Le Calaco , Senegal, operating 6W7RV.
Living room at Le Calaco , Senegal, 6W7RV.

Living Room. First you step into the living room

Kitchen area.

Kitchen at our place at Le Calaco, Senegal, while we operated 6W7RV.
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Someone did not make his bed!

Bathroom pointing directly at the shower in the corner.

Bathroom at Le Calaco , Senegal, during the 6W7RV DXP in Africa.
Breakfast setting at Le Calaco , Senegal, operating 6W7RV in Africa.

Front Porch. Looking out on the front porch ready to enjoy a leasurly breakfast.

6W/WJ2O QSL Card Front

&w/WJ2O qsl card front.

6W/WJ2O QSL Card Back

 6W/WJ2O qsl card back.

QSL By: QSL Shop

Francois took care of everything to get my license. It was waiting for me once I arrived.

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It’s real easy to get to Senegal. Direct flights to Dakar are available from JFK. We flew through the night and they actually made good time, as we arrived one hour early.

Once at the airport, I had a driver arranged to pick me up. Due to the early arrival of the flight, he wasn’t there yet. I just sat and made friends with the guys that hang around the airport. They spoke enough english that we could communicate.

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Here’s my plane on the tarmac in Dakar at 4:30 am.

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