9X – Rwanda

Dates: 24 to 31 January 2019

/9X – Rwanda
9X – Rwanda 2019-02-12T00:11:15+00:00
Kanyinya Hills Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda
About 1800 meters above sea level North of the Capital City of Kigali, Rwanda is the Kanyinya Hills Hotels. It was the site of this Africa DXpedition.

You can see the main road back to the city.

Here is Harald, DF2WO, at his operating station in his hut. I joined this experienced African DXpeditioner visiting for a week of his 40 day stay.
Harald, DF2WO, operating 9X2AW

The Antennas

9X2AW HexBeam
Hexbeam for 10 through 20m.
The verticals for 80 and 160m .
9X2AW Verticals

The Hotel

The Hotel Reception.
The Reception Desk at the hotel.
Like all the other staff, the hotel guard was very friendly.
The Hotel Guard
Hotel generator
The local utility had a low voltage problem. When they were running this generator things were better.
This was my hut.
WJ2O Hut in Rwanda
WJ2O Ham Radio Station in Rwanda
My station.

Food, Food, Food . . .

WJ2O Salad
Let’s start with a big salad.
I don’t remember what this was but I remember it was good.
WJ2O Rwandian Dinner
More salad
Another night, another salad.
Peppered Steak
WJ2O Peppered Steak
WJ2O Fish Stew
Fish stew over rice.
This local beer was very good.
WJ2O with Local Beer
DF2WO Enjoying His Beer.
Harald, DF2WO, enjoyed the beer as well.
Harald’s family joined us on my last day.
Party with Harald's Family


Rwandian Gentry
Rwandian Gentry
Rwandian Dauer
Rwandian Dauer

Back at the Airport

Airport Road Sign
Which way do we go?
This picture might have been nice if that tree had not grown up so fast.
Kigali Airport Sign
Kigali Airport Security
Airport security was very strict.
Inside the terminal doing the waiting game.
Kigali Airport Terminal
Flying to Entebee, Uganda
Our first flight was a hop to Entebee, Uganda to pick up some additional passengers.

Traveling to Kigali, Rwanda

9X, Kigali, Rwanda, WJ2O Travel.

Brussels Airlines was used for the two main flights.  Jet Blue got me to JFK.