TL8TT era splendida!

Posted: February 27, 2017 in Uncategorized


TL8TT was Splendid!

The Italian DXpedition Team has become one of my favorite DXpedition Teams. They bring a unique style and energy to the bands during their operations. This team has been extremely active from all parts of Africa. They have activated Somalia and Niger a number of times as well as Liberia, Guinea, Togo, Kenya, Ghana, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Guinea Bissau, Chad, Ivory Coast, Benin, Burkina Faso, and most recently the Central African Republic as TL8TT. They plan to return to Guinea Bissau later in 2017.    

The Italian DXpedition Team really sets a great example for running a DXpedition. They make wise choices for band selection and they adhere to each of the bands for the duration of their day until there is just simply no propagation left. They do not jump around from band to band trying to keep up a high rate. Their approach of choosing a band and sticking with it for that day is very effective.

As DXpeditioners say, there is “always propagation somewhere”. In addition to making good use of the bands, the Italian DXpedition Team brings a certain vitality to their operations. Perhaps “Gusto” is the right word. They have very effective operators, very fast rates and they give their audience confidence that they will get into the logs.

Sometimes working a DXpedition pileup is a real chore and not very fun, but with the Italian DXpedition Team’s approach, its great fun to work them and you can tell that the operators on their end are having a good time too.

I have so much respect for Silvano-I2YSB and his entire team. I can’t wait for their next operation.

What do you think?      


  1. Paul, I have to totally agree with you. I get excited as well when these guys put on a DXpedition. I have listened to Silvano, I2YSB in particular and he likes my compliment that he works a pile up like “a machine”. Like you say, these guys don’t waste time jumping around the bands. I wish more DXpeditions could be like them. Thank you for your blog post

  2. Carlo says:

    100% in agreement. Furthermore they always have a RealTime log site where you can check that you are in their log properly, few seconds after the QSO. Great system to avoid dupes and leave space to other chasers

  3. Dave - AH6HY says:

    They also do gorgeous memorable QSLs, so I alway make sure to try to get them in the log from wherever in the world they pop up to add theor pretty cards to my collection. 🙂

  4. Carl WS7L says:

    They’re always easier to work on more bands than other DXpeditions to similar locations, and their instant log verification works great. Plus, they always greet me by name when I work them on phone, which is a nice touch.

  5. Daryl Kiebler W8UN says:

    I agree also Excellent Team !

  6. Raf says:

    The Italian DXpedition Team …what else? Great

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