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The Voodoo Contest Group was a group of US and UK hams dedicated to participating in the CQ World Wide CW Contest each year whilst having life-experiences in different (and sometimes challenging) countries. These days, the senior members of the group have retired from travelling but the active team members still operate together in DXpeditions and contests, often with other teams around the world.

This site is an archive of photos, memories and stories of the travels and experiences and serves as a memento to current ‘dudes and as a memorial to the ‘Voodudes’ who are no longer with us.

The map shows the African countries visited over 19 year period; other pages on this website show pictures of the road-journeys between them, the friends that were met, the crazy things that were done. When the 'Africa days' came to an end, the team continued to operate from other locations such as Kuwait, Cyprus and Suriname.

Map of Africa

Some Highlights

  • Six world first place finishes
  • Asian Multi-Multi record
  • Five times ‘Contest Expedition of the Year’
  • Over 250,000 contest QSOs
  • Over 1,000,000 QSOs outside contests
  • Travelled over 50,000 miles on African roads and dust tracks
  • Over 8 million air-miles logged
  • Over 5,000 spaghetti bolognaise dinners consumed
  • Lots and lots of jokes and laughs!
Mali hotel covered in antennas
Roger G3SXW
Roger G3SXW
Mike KC7V
Mike KC7V
Vince K5VT
Vince K5VT
Fred G4BWP
Fred G4BWP
Lee KY7M
Lee KY7M
John G4IRN
John G4IRN
Rob GM3YTS
Rob GM3YTS
Ned AA7A
Ned AA7A
Bid N7CW
Bud N7CW
Don G3XTT
Don G3XTT
Bob G3PJT
Andy G4PIQ
Andy G4PIQ
Lee G0MTN
Gary ZL2iFB G4iFB
Gary ZL2iFB
Bob W6RGG
Bob W6RGG
Wayne N7NG
Wayne N7NG
Bob 5B4AGN G3ZEM
Bob 5B4AGN
Dave N4QS
Dave N4QS
Mohammed 9K2HN
Mohammed 9K2HN
Andy G3AB
Andy G3AB
Dickson EL2DT
Dickson EL2DT
John K7WP
John K7WP
Dick N6AA
Dick N6AA
Nick G3RWF
Nick G3RWF
Jim KF7E
Jim KF7E
Jeff 9H1EL
Jeff 9H1EL
Steve G3VMW
Steve G3VMW
Chris G4FAM GM4FAM
Cris G(M)4FAM
Ray G4FON
Ray G4FON
Jim K7GE
Jim K7GE
Mike N7MB
Mike N7MB
Paul K7PN
Paul K7PN
Tony N7BG
Tony N7BG