1996: Togo (5V7A)

The 1996 team: (Top L-R) Paul K7PN, Mike KC7V, Mike N7MB, K7GE/son. (Bot L-R) Rob GM3YTS, Roger G3SXW, Vince K5VT, Tony N7BG, Jim K7GE, Bob W6RGG, Cris G4FAM

The 1996 team at 5V7A in Togo was:

G3SXW - Roger Western

G4FAM - Cris Henderson

GM3YTS - Robert Ferguson

K5VT - Vince Thompson

K7GE - Jim Larsen

K7PN - Paul Nyland

KC7V - Mike Fulcher

N7BG - Tony Rogozinski

AA7NO (later N7MB) - Mike Bill

W6RGG - Bob Vallio

Rigs: Three TS930s, three FT990s and six Alpha amplifiers.

Antennas: 6 beams (Force 12 and cushcraft), verticals, dipoles and beverages.

Note from team: Our sincere thanks to Ralph/9G1RQ and Didier/TU5EX for storing our equipment since last year and to Samir/9G1NS for much help. Also to the Sarawakawa Hotel who looked after us so well; the Togo PTT for help with the licences; Ian and Jani Sayer for enormous assistance and without them whom the project would not have succeeded; to Air Afrique for their good services and to KF7AY our Webmaster.

The logistics was ondeed challenging: ten people with six stations and so many antennas to move by road through TU (Ivory Coast) and 9G (Ghana) to 5V (Togo).