NOVEMBER 17 – The 5L3BI story is here
NOVEMBER 2 – After trying for 2 days we couldn’t make a landing. Way too dangerous. Boat almost capsized next to rock. There’s lots more to say but not at this moment in time. We are as disappointed as you if not moreso. QRX for full update in a few days.
OCTOBER 28 – Richmond has arrived Greenville after 2 days driving in bad road conditions. This is very good news. The DXpedition is on course thus far.
OCTOBER 22 – For the 5L3BI IOTA Dxpedition to Baiyah Island AF-111, team member Richmond EL2BG will undertake this road journey on October 27th. This was the road conditions only a few days ago.
SEPTEMBER 18 – LoTW certificate received for 5L3BI.
SEPTEMBER 13 – The images shown depict current road conditions on the only road south to the small village opposite Baiyah island.
Since we believe roads conditions may never fully recover between now and the end of October, we have recently managed to (thankfully) reserve seats on a MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship International) flight which will take most of the team directly to Greenville Sinoe airstrip. From there we will meet Richmond EL2BG who will have made the treacherous road journey south in a 4×4 vehicle with heavy equipment we cannot take on the flights. We cross fingers he makes the trip!
FULL PRESS RELEASE #3 HERE
JULY 18 – Recently, Dickson EL2DT had been working in Munich, Germany. Before returning home he attended HAM RADIO, Friedrichshafen. Below is a small gallery of pictures taken during his time there.
In addition, a short presentation on AF-111NEW at the IOTA Forum was given. You can download it here.
JULY 11 – 2nd Press Release issued.
JULY 2 – EI5GM, EI9FBB & MM0NDX book flights to Liberia. They will transit through Amsterdam.
JUNE 13 – Many thanks to all recent sponsors and donors – your valuable support is much appreciated and helps AF-111 become reality.
MAY 27 – 1st Press Release issued.
MAY 24 – DXpedition logo designed by Dani, YB2TJV.
APRIL 17 – Team finalised. Full planning ongoing.
MARCH 15 – Application for callsign 5L3BI sent to Liberian Telecommunications Authority.
JANUARY 1, 2017 – Dickson, EL2DT makes recce trip to Baiyah Island. Meets with local villagers, community leaders and elders who have accepted our activity and are willing to work with us in order to operate from AF-111.