S9DX – A German DXpedition to São Tomé in February 2011
At the beginning of July 2010 I did not have any plan to visit São Tomé whatsoever. However, a few days later, after an email from Hartmut (DM5TI), this had changed. He invited me to join his team for a DXpedition to São Tomé in February 2011. I happily agreed immediately! This completed a team of eight radio amateurs and one YL ranging from 21 to 71 in age, from rookie to top DXer, of various walks of life and from different places in Germany. Initially some but not all knew one another in person. There is currently no active resident radio amateur in São Tomé. S9 was within the top 100 on most wanted lists in RTTY only. We reckoned 30,000 QSOs might be an attainable goal for our expedition. Only little more than half a year was left for all preparations. All of you who ever engaged in preparing a dx-expedition knows there is in fact quite a lot to do.