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RUssian DXpedition Team presents:

the Kingdom of Lesotho

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7P8RU

October - November, 2021

Intro

Russian DXpedition team is continue their African trip and today we crossed the border of Lesotho. We plan to stay here for 10 days. The plan is to be active with four radios on all HF bands. Thank you for your support and see you on the air!

QTH

CallSign:  7P8RU
DXCC entry:  Lesotho (7P)
QTH:  nr Maseru
ITU zone:  57
CQ zone:  38
Coordinates:  29° 38' 48'' S   27° 30' 06'' E
GRID square:  KG30si

Plans

21.10.2021
Expedition start
Crossing the Lesotho border by the car.
22.10.2021
Setup the station
Setup the station and first antennas at our QTH.
22.10.2021
04.11.2021
7P8RU on the air!
Activity on the air from Lesotho and continue to setting up new antennas.
04.11.2021
7P8RU QRT
Dismantling the radio camp and prepare for leaving Lesotho.
05.11.2021
06.11.2021
Way back
The team leaves Lesotho and take a way to home.

Equipment & antennas

RADIO 1 
Elecraft K-3 + PA Expert K1,3-FA 1 KW (CW, SSB)
RADIO 2 
Elecraft K-3 + PA Expert K1,3-FA 1 KW (CW, SSB)
RADIO 3 
RADIO 4 
RADIO 5 
RADIO 6 
RADIO 7 
RADIO 8 
RADIO 9 
SUN SDR2-DX + PA Mercury 1 KW (CW, SSB)
Elecraft K-3 + PA KPA-500 500 W (DIGITAL)
Elecraft K-3 + tube PA home made 500 W (DIGITAL)
ICOM IC-7000 + tube PA home made 500 W (DIGITAL)
ICOM IC-7300 + PA Mercury 1 KW (DIGITAL)
IC-7000 (Reserve)
SDR RX Perseus (SWL)
Antenna 1 
Antenna 2 
Antenna 3 
Antenna 4 
Antenna 5 
Antenna 6 
Antenna 7 
Antenna 8 
Antenna 9 
Antenna 10 
Antenna 11 
Antenna 12 
Antenna 13 
Antenna 14 
Antenna 15 
Antenna 16 
Antenna 17 
Antenna 18 
Antenna 19 
INV L 26m high for 160m
GP 1/4 for 80m
2 el. GP for 40m
2 el. GP for 30m
Hex beam for 20, 17, 15, 12, 10m
Spider beam for 20, 15, 10m
Spider beam for 20, 15, 10m
Spider beam for 30, 17, 12m
HB9CV for 10m
HB9CV for 12m
HB9CV for 6m
Multi-band GP 40-10m (1)
INV V for 40/80m
GP DL2KQ for 160-40m 18m high
Multi-band GP 40-10m (2)
INV V for 60m
Beverage RX antenna for 160, 80m (EU)
Beverage RX antenna for 160, 80m (NA)
Beverage RX antenna for 160, 80m (AS)
Bands
Modes
160, 80, 60, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10, 6 m
CW, SSB, FT-8 (F/H mode, WSJT-X 2.0 software)
Vasily R7AL

The team

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R7AL Vasily 
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OK8AU Slav 
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RA1ZZ Vasily 
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RU3UR Mike
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RW9JZ Leo 
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R5EC Nick 

On/Off - site support

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RW5C Alexander
DXpedition pilot

Sponsors

Clubs & foundations
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 Equipment sponsors
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Individual sponsors
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ON8AH Valery
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W9EWZ Robert
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JH1AZT Zorro
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OG2M Pertti
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DJ8NK Jan
Donors
5P1KZX Michael
9K2OD Osama
AB3CV Jim
AB4SF Wrey
AB0LV Lucian
AD8FD Brian
AF4Z Don
AE5S John
AF5J Harold
AG5S Alden
AI5DZ Chris
DD0VU Jens
DE1JKG Julius
DF1JC Reiner
DF9HI Ralf
DJ6JX Tom
DJ7YP Helmut
DK9JC Johnny
DL1ET Eugene
DL2AMD Rainer
DM2HK Hartmut
DM2RM Ronny
EA4IR Ignacio
EA4OR Ignacio
EI3HA Tony
EI4KF Erik
F4HPX Thomas
F5OHW Dominique
HA5OLA Robert
HB9TWM Marcel
HB9GWJ Oliver
IK0MHR Roberto
IK0NOJ Daniele
IW3IMM Danilo
IX1HPN Mathieu
IZ6BRN Sergio
JA3USA Mac
JA8UIV Hisa
JF3OWJ Naoyuki
JH1AJT Zorro
JR4CZM Akihiro
K1JX Clarke
K1PX Jim
K3DFL David
K4AWM Alan
K4LG Jeff
K4WM Joel
K4XL Ken
K6ZP Andrew
K7GM Fred
K8EME luis
K9KDS Kevin
KA7EXM Roger
KA8FAT Gary
KB6C Dennis
KB7HDX Mark
KC1OPD Joseph
KD0Q Glenn
KE4DRF Ronald
KG9Z Tom
KH6M Mitch
KI8JP Chris
KJ6UD Darryl
KL0S Dino
KM4VI Tom
KO4FSZ Chris
KP4/K9AW Gary
KV4AA Phil
KW3DX Matt
LA5LJA Lars
LA9VFA Olav
LB2HG Harald
LB2TB Lars
LB5GI Gjermund
LB8OH Ketil
LX1EA Edmond
M0AGP Michael
N0TB Tim
N1PGA John
N4EFS Rebecca
N5KO Trey
N6PE Richard
NQ3A Arthur
NT3U Don
NV9L Valerie
OG2M Pertti
OH2ID Tomi
OK1CF Karel
ON4IZ Doc
ON5FP Marc
RC5D Andy
RU3SD Vasily
SM4IED Matt
SP8NR Andrzey
SP9JZU Zbigniew
SV1RUX David
TF3SG Gudmi
UN2G Eugene
VE1KF Brent
VE3EH Pierre
VE3NI Dan
VE3NjC John
VE6SH Tim
VE6WZ Steve
W0PSY Marv
W0SZ Steve
W1SKU Fred
W3DIY Henry
W3RJW Ronald
W3YQ Timothy
W5SUM Roland
W6TCP Ian
W7AV Dennis
W7LL Bill
W7TM Bob
W8RLS Ron
WA2EQF Scott
WA2EZG Vincent
WA3FOM Michael
WB0M Jeff
WB0N Bert
WB2ZAB Todd
WB3FAE Thomas
WB4HZA John
WB8BPU Dean
WB9CIF Mark
WB9Z Jerry
WD0FYV Edward
WD4EGF Donald
WF7T Brad
WT3J John
ZL2CC Mike

How to donate

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For donation in USD
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For donation in Euro
Due to the technical issues the payment will mentioned as for 3DA0RU but will count for 7P8RU
PayPal account
Сбербанк России
Карта MasterCard Сбербанка России
4276 2200 1735 2702, или по номеру телефона
Владелец карты: Суханов Василий Авинирович
 

Contacts & QSL info

For message to our team please use this form

Thank you for your message!

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Expedition pilot / coordinator:
QSL manager:
Full DXpedition log will uploaded to Club log and LoTW.
Fast LoTW upload for donors and sponsors
QSL is OK via buro or direct.
For QSL-request please use log search form.
For Sponsors and Donors QSLs will be sent direct automatically!
7P8RU Online log and QSL request
The plaque "Lesotho 2021 7P8RU"
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This plaque is issued for contacts with the Team 7P8RU. To get this Plaque you need to work 3 QSO on different bands or modes with 7P8RU. More info here.