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.
Plenty of bench to play around with equipment
The wires are a mess but don’t worry we we completely sure we didn’t know what we were doing!
Front of the ham radio shack
Antenna tower with yagi’s and other antenna setups.
Nice landscaping: Four Square on 40
Antenna tower looking up from the bottom.
View from next door.
Villa Front. Outside front porch looking into the villa.
Living Room. First you step into the living room
Someone did not make his bed!
Bathroom pointing directly at the shower in the corner.
Front Porch. Looking out on the front porch ready to enjoy a leasurly breakfast.
6W/WJ2O QSL Card Front
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.
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.