V5/G3TXF - Commonwealth Contest 2015 : Namibia
Nigel G3TXF operated the 2015 Commonwealth Contest (BERU) as V5/G3TXF from Martin V51W's big station near Omaruru.

Previous BERU operations by G3TXF were ZF2XF (2014), ZF2XF (2013), ZD7XF (2012), VP2MXF (2011), 6Y8XF (2009), VQ5XF (2008) and V25XF (2007). Here is a multi-year BERU score summary.

For details on the Commonwealth Contest (BERU) see Bob G3PJT's Commonwealth Contest website.
Martin V51W's QTH lies some 50km from the nearest main road along a long dirt track through the highlands of central Namibia. Welcoming Namibia sign at Windhoek Airport : "All International and Regional Roads lead to Namibia".
Nigel G3TXF operating as V5/G3TXF (using his K3 and Martin V51W's Acom 2000) during the 2015 Commonwealth Contest. 17-element Opti-Beam on a self supporting tower covers 10m to 40m. Two big Rhombics (4x160m) were also available for transmit.
Welcoming flags at Martin V51W's Hunting-Farm near Omaruru : Namibia, Germany, UK and Austria. Martin V51W, the magnificent host to Nigel V5/G3TXF for the 2015 Commonwealth Contest.
Views of the different towers and antennas at Martin V51W's station near Omaruru in Namibia. A central feature of the huge antenna farm are three large Rhombic antennas, two of which have four 160m length sides. G3TXF had never used a Rhombic before!
This is the Omaruru 'River' which is completely dry next to the V51W QTH. Namibia is suffering from a severe shortage of rain. CRAN, the Namibian Communications Regulatory Authority, has its offices in Robert Mugabe Avenue in Windhoek.
Martin V51W with some of his many certificates for the V55V contest call. There are about nine antennas available at V51W including beams and Rhombics. Large 6m array at V51W that has been used for several Namibia 'firsts' on 6m EME.
British Airways (through its South African subsidiairy Comair) flies to Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, from Johannesburg. Martin V51W previously had the call V51WM, which is still the numberplate on his car.
Anneliese (xyl G3TXF) and Ursi (xyl V51W) say good-bye after a really pleasant stay near Omaruru for the Commonwealth Contest. Two of the five (very effective but also very friendly) large guard dogs at the V51W QTH.
V5/G3TXF used the ever excellent Win-Test for his 24 hour non-stop entry in the 2015 Commonwealth Contest. The back of the V5/G3TXF QSL which is being printed by Gennady UX5UO.
There's a huge amount of fascinating wildlife to be seen at close hand in Namibia.
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