We already had to struggle with some problems. The
first problem rose in Amsterdam airport.
Our tickets and the main laptop were left behind in the taxi. After
a deep search (DS!!) we could locate the tickets and get them
brought back just in time.
The second problem was when we arrived at Banjul airport, the
Gambia. The customs took all our equipment from us. We could not
import our stuff and they argued that our license was not OK, we
should arrange a special letter from the Ministry and pay a lot of
tax. We talked for about two hours and finally we could take all
with us without paying a cent extra…
It was 35 degrees C and all the stress made our first hours not very
This morning we erected the aerials and whe started to make the
shack. The third problem was that the door to the shack couldn’t be
opened so we had no opportunity to work on.
The fourth problem was that we were picked out in a road block for
some reason and we only could leave after some payments.
This is Africa!
We have to improvise a lot. Electricity is not good and save (no
ground). We are working on it day and night.
We will continue building up tomorrow and we plan to be QRV with our